2019-2020 Catalog & Student Handbook 
    
    Nov 22, 2019  
2019-2020 Catalog & Student Handbook

Information Technology (A25590NM) Network Management, AAS


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Purpose

The Information Technology (IT) curriculum prepares graduates for employment in the technology sector as designers, testers, support technicians, system administrators, developers, or programmers who use computer software and\or hardware to design, process, implement and manage information systems in specialties such as database services, security, business intelligence, healthcare informatics and others depending on the technical path selected within this curriculum.

Course work includes development of a student’s ability to create, store, communicate, exchange and use information to solve technical issues related to information support and services, interactive media, network systems, programming and software development, information security and other emerging technologies based on the selected area of study.

Graduates should qualify for employment in entry-level positions with businesses, educational systems, and governmental agencies which rely on computer systems to design and manage information. The program will incorporate the competencies of industry-recognized certification exams.

Admission Requirements and Special Conditions

A high school diploma (or equivalent), satisfactory scores on college placement tests (or equivalent) and a minimum GPA in English and mathematics are required. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, RCC offers pre-college courses to prepare students for the Computer Information Technology curriculum.

Special Certifications

Students are eligible to sit for certification exams upon completion of certain courses. Testing Fees may apply. Refer to the Potential Certifications table in Additional Curriculum Notes.

Program Curriculum


Class Hours 14 | Lab Hours 4 | Credit Hours 16


Class Hours 13| Lab Hours 12 | Credit Hours 18


Class Hours 6 | Lab Hours 0 | Credit Hours 6


Third Semester (Fall)


Class Hours 8| Lab Hours 15 | Credit Hours 15


Fourth Semester (Spring)


Class Hours 7 | Lab Hours 17 | Credit Hours 15


Total Credit Hours 70


Additional Curriculum Notes


The Humanities/Fine Arts elective can be satisfied by completing one of the following: ART 111 MUS 110 , or REL 110 .

The Socl/Beh Sciences - Economics - Elective can be satisfied by completing one of the following: ECO 151 , ECO 251 , or ECO 252 .

Awarding of Non-Course Credit


Students who hold a current certification listed below are eligible for non-course credit for the listed course. Please consult with your advisor and the Registrar before registering for or skipping any of the listed courses.

Potential Non-Course Credit
Certification Non-Course Credit Course
CompTIA A+ CTS 220  
CCENT NET 125  and NET 126  
CCNA NET 225  and NET 226  
MTA: Windows OS Fundamentals, MD-100: Windows 10, MD-101: Managing Modern Desktops NOS 130  
MTA: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals, MCSA: Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 NOS 230  
MTA Security Fundamentals; CompTIA Security+ SEC 110  

 

Potential Certifications


Students who successfully complete the listed courses should be prepared for, and are eligible to attempt, the listed certification tests:

Potential Certifications
Upon Completion of Course Eligible for Certification Test
CTS 220   CompTIA A+
NET 125  and NET 126   CCENT
NET 225  and NET 226   CCNA
NOS 130   MTA: Windows OS Fundamentals, MD-100: Windows 10, MD-101: Managing Modern Desktops
NOS 230   MTA: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals, MCSA: Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016
SEC 110   MTA Security Fundamentals; CompTIA Security+

 

 

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