2018-2019 Catalog & Student Handbook 
    Jul 22, 2024  
2018-2019 Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information Technology (A25590NM) Network Management, AAS

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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.

Program Curriculum

First Semester (Fall)

Class Hours 14 | Lab Hours 4 | Credit Hours 16

Second Semester (Spring)

Class Hours 14 | Lab Hours 9 | Credit Hours 18

Third Semester (Fall)

Class Hours 10 | Lab Hours 18 | Credit Hours 18

Class Hours 8 | Lab Hours 20 | Credit Hours 18

Total Credit Hours 70

Additional Curriculum Notes

The Humanities/Fine Arts electives can be satisfied by completing one of the following: ART 111 , MUS 110 , MUS 112 , PHI 215 , PHI 240 , REL 110 , REL-211, REL- 212 or REL 221 .


Potential Certifications
Upon Completion of Course Eligible for Certification Test
CTI 120 Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Networking Fundamentals
NOS 130 MTA Windows OS Fundamentals
SEC 110 MTA Security Fundamentals; CompTIA Security+
CTS 130, CTS 230, & DBA 110 Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) – Excel, Excel Expert 1, Access
CTS 220 CompTIA A+ - 801, A+ - 802
NET 125, NET 126 CCENT
NET 225, NET 226 CCNA
NOS 230 MTA Windows Server Administration Fundamentals


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