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Network Engineer - A.A.S. Degree (Career)

A Network Administration Area of Study

Application Code 112A

For curriculum information, contact the Business and Computer Systems Division—Room DH-239—443-518-1520.

This area of study is designed to meet the needs of the business community and industry in the expanding field of computer network engineering and administration. Graduates will be qualified for a variety of technical and administrative positions including client needs assessment, network design, network installation and maintenance, inter-network communication and connectivity, specialized network functions, and on-site network administration. Extensive lab instruction will provide exposure to real-world network scenarios. Completion of all courses in this career curriculum will lead to the award of the associate of applied science degree in network administration. HCC’s membership in the Microsoft IT Academy Program assures students of having Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCTs) for all MSFT courses. Depending on the chosen networking option, this curriculum prepares students to sit for the following certification exams: Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), and/or the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE).

General Education Requirements

Composition

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-121College Composition

3 credits

Humanities, Arts and Literature

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Arts Core Course

3

SPCH-105Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

-or

SPCH-110Interpersonal Communication

3 credits

Social Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
SOCI-101Introduction to Sociology

3 credits

-or

PSYC-101General Psychology

3 credits

Science

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Science Core Course

3-4

Mathematics

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Mathematics Core Course

3-5

Interdisciplinary

Course NumberTitleCredits
Interdisciplinary -Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues Core Course

3

Required Courses Related to Major

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
CMSY-110Software Applications for Micros

3 credits

-or

CMSY-129Principles of the Internet

3 credits

CMSY-121Structured Logic and Program Design

3 credits

CMSY-162Introduction to Network Security Systems

3

CMSY-219Operating Systems

3 credits

MSFT-299Fundamentals and Practice for Network+ Certification

3 credits

MSFT-272Microsoft Windows XP Professional

3

MSFT-273Managing Microsoft Windows Server 2003

3

MSFT-277MS Server 2003 Network Infrastructure

3 credits

MSFT-278Planning Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure

3

MSFT-279Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure

3

Electives–Select 9-12 credits from the following (3 credits each, except where noted):

Course NumberTitleCredits
ACCT-111Principles of Accounting I

3 credits

BMGT-100Introduction to Business & Organization

3 credits

BMGT-120Small Business Management

3 credits

BMGT-130Principles of Marketing

3 credits

BMGT-141Supervisory Development

3 credits

BMGT-145Principles of Management

3 credits

BMGT-151Business Law I

3 credits

CMSY-141Computer Science I

4 credits

CMSY-163Introduction to Firewalls and Internet Security

3 credits

CMSY-164Introduction to Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems

3 credits

CMSY-181Introduction to C++ Programming

4 credits

CMSY-190Introduction to Visual Basic.NET

3 credits

CMSY-201Computer Systems Work Experience I

3-4 credits

CMSY-250Systems Analysis and Design

3

CMSY-255Introduction to Unix and Linux

3

CMSY-262Encryption and Secure Communications Technology

3 credits

CMSY-263Hardening the Network Infrastructure

3

CMSY-281Advanced C++ Programming

4 credits

COOP-201Cooperative Education Work Experience I

3-4 credits

MSFT-218Managing a Microsoft Windows 2000 Network Environment

3

MSFT-230Designing Microsoft Windows 2000 Active Directory Services

3

MSFT-235Designing Security for a Microsoft Windows 2000 Network

3

MSFT-240Designing Microsoft Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure

3

MSFT-282Designing Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory and Network Infrastructure

3

MSFT-283Designing Security for Microsoft Networks

3

MSFT-572Implementing and Managing MSFT Exchange 2000

3

MSFT-862Administering a MSFT SQL Server 2000 Database

3

MSFT-863Programming a MSFT SQL 2000 Database

3

Total Credit Hours:9-12

Total Credit Hours: 60-66