Program Code: AASCN
ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED ARTS AND SCIENCE DEGREE
In the last decade, networks have dramatically changed business and society. This program prepares students for positions in the constantly growing and changing networking industry. Courses in this program cover topics such as cabling, network device configuration, network operating systems, local and wide area networks, analysis and troubleshooting tools, security and network design. Students who complete this program will have the necessary training to sit for applicable industry certification exams, including CompTIA’s Network+, Security+, Linux+ and Project+, as well as Cisco’s CCENT and CCNA certification exams.
College credit may be given for earned industry certifications in Computer Information Systems topics.
Credit may be granted for students with current certifications. For questions or a complete list of currently accepted industry certifications and equivalent CIS courses, please call the Business and Information Technologies division at 810-989-5575, or check with an advisor.
When students complete this program, they will be able to:
- be prepared to pass at least one entry-level certification based on practice test scores (course final exam)
- be prepared to pass at least one mid-level certification based on practice test scores (course final exam)
- build and configure a working local area network, including cabling, DNS, DHCP, and firewall/DMZ and domain controller
- build and configure a working Linux server
- use and Demonstrate software tools as they pertain to information security
- manage complex, real-world projects
- work in a group to create a functional, real-world network design
- create a professional portfolio with examples of their work.