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Computer Technology - Networking

Computer Technology - Networking - Associate in Applied Science Degree

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With the widespread use of computers around the world, there is an ongoing need for skilled computer specialists. The Associate in Applied Science degree in Computer Technology - Networking Emphasis prepares students for entry-level positions in a vast number of industries. After completing a year in general computer courses, students choose an emphasis in Programming or Networking. The Networking emphasis provides skills in network architecture, network design, and LAN/WAN services and support. These valuable skills enable graduates to work in IT for small businesses, public and private corporations, and in private practice. 

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

Career Outlook

A network technician has the technical knowledge and ability to work as a network architect, network designer, and network administrator. Graduates of the A.A.S. in Computer Technology - Networking Emphasis degree program can begin their careers with small businesses, public and private corporations, and in private practice.

For more information about careers, visit O*Net Online for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Horry-Georgetown Technical College's Career Resource Center for more employment, career, and professional development resources.

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Program Information

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.

Curriculum Sequence

First Semester - Fall    
CPT 168 Programming Logic Design 3
CPT 209 Computer Systems Management 3
CPT 278 Computer Software Applications 3
MAT 101 Beginning Algebra* 3
  TOTAL 12
Second Semester - Spring    
CPT 187 Object-Oriented Logic Design 3
IST 166 Network Fundamentals 3
IST 190 LINUX Essentials 3
PHI 110 Ethics 3
  TOTAL 12
Third Semester - Summer    
ENG 155 Communications I* 3
IST 161 Introduction to Network Administration 3
IST 162 Intro. to Workstation Networking Fundamentals 3
IST 192 LINUX Network Applications 3
PSY 103 Human Relations* 3
  TOTAL 15
Fourth Semester - Fall    
ENG 160 Technical Communications* 3
CPT 242 Database 3
IST 165 Implementing Administering Network Directory Services 3
IST 291 Fundamentals of Network Security I 3
  Elective** 3
  TOTAL 15
Fifth Semester - Spring    
CPT 264 Systems Procedures 3
IST 295 Fundamentals of Voice Over IP 3
IST 261 Advanced Network Administration 3
  Electives (Choose two)*** 6
  TOTAL 15



*Students interested in the Transfer University Parallel Programs should elect the following courses: MAT 110 College Algebra for MAT 101 Beginning Algebra; PSY 201 General Psychology for PSY 103 Human Relations; ENG 101 English Composition I; ENG 102 English Composition II and SPC 205 Public Speaking for ENG 155 Communications I and ENG 160 Technical Communications.

**Fourth semester elective: IST 242 or CPT 280

***Fifth semester electives: IST 290, IST 292, or CPT 280