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Network Systems Management

Network Systems Management - Associate in Applied Science Degree

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Network Systems Management 

With the widespread use of computers around the world, there is an ongoing need for skilled network administrators. The Associate in Applied Science degree in Network Systems Management prepares students for entry-level positions in a vast number of industries. The Network Systems Management degree will provide skills in network architecture, network design, and LAN/WAN services and support among others. These valuable skills enable graduates to work in IT for small businesses, public and private corporations, and in private practice.

  • Course Sequence and Progression Requirements
    A minimum grade of "C" or better is required for all CPT and IST prefixed courses for progression and graduation.
  • All CPT and IST courses have a 5-year time limit. 

A network technician has the technical knowledge and ability to work as a network architect, network designer, network administrator, systems administrator, systems analyst, and help desk technician. Graduates of the A.A.S. in the Network Systems Management degree program can begin their careers with small businesses, public and private corporations, and in private practice.

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The mission of the Computer Technology department is to enhance the educational opportunities of our students by building a comprehensive and quality technology infrastructure to allow our students to simulate real world experiences.  This environment will be effectively maintained and operated to keep up with rapidly changing technologies and software utilized in the workforce.  This will allow the department to provide prompt, effective, reliable and in-depth education opportunities to our students.


  • Fully build out infrastructure and classrooms to allow for in-person, synchronous, hybrid and online courses.
  • Maintain and update the classrooms and infrastructure as needed to ensure we are providing up to date opportunities for our students.
  • Utilize as much of the infrastructure and classroom technology as possible to enhance student learning and experiences.

Career Pathways

For more information, contact:
Lou Ann Timmons  - (843) 349-5367

Curriculum Sequence

First Semester - Fall Course Title Semester
Credit Hours
CPT 168 Programming Logic and Design 3
CPT 278 Computer Software Applications 3
IST 201 Cisco Internetworking Concepts 3
MAT 101 Beginning Algebra 3
MAT 110 College Algebra  
  TOTAL 12
Second Semester - Spring    
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
ENG 155 Communications I  
IST 190 LINUX Essentials 3
IST 202 Cisco Router Configuration 3
PHI 110 Ethics 3
SPC 205 Public Speaking 3
  TOTAL 15
Third Semester - Summer    
IST 162 Introduction to Workstation Networking Administration 3
IST 192 LINUX Network Applications 3
IST 203 Advanced Cisco Router Configuration 3
PSC 201* American Government 3
PSY 201 General Psychology  
  TOTAL 12
Fourth Semester - Fall    
CPT 242 Database 3
IST 165 Implementing and Administering Windows Directory Services 3
IST 204 Cisco Troubleshooting 3
IST 291 Fundamentals of Network Security I 3
IST 196 Cloud Storage Fundamentals 3
  TOTAL 12
Fifth Semester - Spring    
CPT 264 Systems and Procedures 3
IST 261 Advanced Network Administration 3
IST 295 Fundamentals of Voice Over IP 3
Choose 2 from below   6
CPT 280 SCWE in Computer Technology "Internship"  
IST 290 Special Topics in Information Sciences  
IST 292 Fundamentals of Network Security II  
  TOTAL 15



*Students transferring to a senior institution are recommended to take PSC 201 at HGTC to satisfy Reach Act requirements. The Reach Act was passed in 2021 by the General Assembly.