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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

Humanities, Arts and Literature

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Arts Core Course

3

SPCH-105Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3

-or

SPCH-110Interpersonal Communication

3

Social Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
SOCI-101Introduction to Sociology

3

-or

PSYC-101General Psychology

3

Science

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Science Core Course

3-4

Mathematics

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Mathematics Core Course

3-5

Interdisciplinary

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues Core Course

3

Required Courses Related to Major

Course NumberTitleCredits
CMSY-110Software Applications for Micros

3

-or

CMSY-129Principles of the Internet

3

CMSY-121Structured Logic and Program Design

3

CMSY-162Introduction to Network Security Systems

3

CMSY-219Operating Systems

3

MSFT-272Microsoft Windows XP Professional

3

MSFT-273Managing Microsoft Windows Server 2003

3

MSFT-277MS Server 2003 Network Infrastructure

3

MSFT-278Planning Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure

3

MSFT-279Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure

3

MSFT-299Fundamentals and Practice for Network+ Certification

3

Electives–Select 9-12 credits from the following:

Course NumberTitleCredits
ACCT-111Principles of Accounting I

3

BMGT-100Introduction to Business & Organization

3

BMGT-120Small Business Management

3

BMGT-130Principles of Marketing

3

BMGT-141Supervisory Development

3

BMGT-145Principles of Management

3

BMGT-151Business Law I

3

CMSY-141Computer Science I

4

CMSY-163Introduction to Firewalls and Internet Security

3

CMSY-164Introduction to Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems

3

CMSY-181Introduction to C++ Programming

4

CMSY-190Introduction to Visual Basic.NET

3

CMSY-201Computer Systems Work Experience I

3-4

CMSY-250Systems Analysis and Design

3

CMSY-255Introduction to Unix and Linux

3

CMSY-262Encryption and Secure Communications Technology

3

CMSY-263Hardening the Network Infrastructure

3

CMSY-281Advanced C++ Programming

4

COOP-201Cooperative Education Work Experience I

3-4

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: 60-66