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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. 

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, 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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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 Course Title Semester
Credit Hours
CPT 168 Programming Logic and Design 3
CPT 209 Computer Systems Management 3
CPT 278 Computer Software Applications 3
IST 201 Cisco Internetworking Concepts 3
MAT 101 Beginning Algebra 3
MAT 110 College Algebra  
  TOTAL 15
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
PSY 103 Human Relations 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
  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