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Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems

CIAT offers an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science Computer Information Systems. Learn more about the program below.



Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems – Networking Concentration

Program ID:#AASCIS-NC

Program Length: 20-24 Months

Program Hours: 540 Hours (73 Semester Hours)

The Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems – Networking Concentration Program provides foundational skills required to install, configure, troubleshoot, and maintain network systems in business environments. Major topics covered include hardware technologies, operating systems, networking, routing, security, and database management. This program prepares students for careers in a variety of positions including Information Security Technician, LAN Administrator, Junior Network Administrator, Technical Support Specialist, PC Technician and IT Support Team Lead.

As an Applied Science degree, 75% of the program is dedicated to technical classes with only 25% focusing on General Education. With a more concentrated focus on these subjects, the student is more likely to succeed in a career in Information Technology when compared to Associate of Science degree which may require up to 50% to be dedicated to General Education.

Students need to take 8 core classes, 6 electives, and 5-6 GE courses depending on the unit count.

Prerequisites:

Must be a High School Graduate or have a GED, be able to use a keyboard, mouse, and the windows operating system.
*Program is eligible for FAFSA funding. 
Upon completion of the Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems – Networking Concentration Program, the graduate as a Security Technician, LAN Administrator, Junior Network Administrator, Technical Support Specialist, PC Technician and IT Support Team Lead will be able to:

  • Discuss computer operating systems and hardware fundamentals Perform essential steps in PC installation, configuration, troubleshooting and repair
  • Install, Configure and troubleshoot basic networking hardware, protocols and services
  • Discuss network infrastructure, cryptography, assessments and audits within networks and networking environments
  • Perform installation, configuration and troubleshooting of various operating systems and network operating systems
  • Develop a positive social attitude to enhance positive and professional relationships with coworkers and supervisors within a diverse organization
  • Develop analytical, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills applicable to real-world problems.

Outlook

According to the U.S. Department of Labor statistics, employment of computer systems is expected to grow by 20 percent from 2008 to 2018, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for these workers will increase as organizations continue to adopt and integrate increasingly sophisticated technologies and as the need for information security grows.

Salary

The average wages of networking systems personnel were $81,000 in 2014.

This institution is approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education to offer degree programs. To continue to offer degree programs, this institution must meet the following requirements:

  1. Become institutionally accredited by accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education, with the scope of the accreditation covering at least one degree program.
  2. Achieve accreditation candidacy or pre-accreditation, as defined in regulations, by July 1, 2017, and full accreditation by July 1, 2020.

If this institution stops pursuing accreditation, it must:

  1. Stop all enrollment in its degree, programs, and
    Provide a teach-out to finish the educational program or provide a refund.
  2. An institution that fails to comply with accreditation requirements by the required dates shall have its approval to offer degree programs automatically suspended.

Required Courses

73 semester hours required.  All courses are required.

Code

Title

Semester Hours

Introduction to CIS (Required Courses)

ACIS-101A

Computer Hardware Fundamentals

4

ACIS-101B

Computer Operating Systems

4

ACIS-102A

Networking Fundamentals, Part 1

4

ACIS-102B

Networking Fundamentals, Part 2

4

ACIS-120

Network Security

4

Windows Server (Required Courses)

ACIS-265

Installing and Configuring Microsoft Windows Server

4

ACIS-266

Administering Microsoft Windows Server

4

ACIS-267

Configuring Advanced Windows Server Services

4

Emphasis in Operating Systems

Code

Title

Semester Units

ACIS154

Configuring Windows 10

4

ACIS246

Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure

4

ACIS247

Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure

4

ACIS130A

Installation and Configuration of Linux, Part 1

4

ACIS130B

Installation and Configuration of Linux, Part 2

4

ACIS290

Network Virtualization

4

Emphasis in Cyber Security

ACIS220

Certified Ethical Hacker

4

ACIS221

Advanced Network Security

4

ACIS271

Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security

4

ACIS222

Advanced Security Practicioner

4

ACIS130A

Installation and Configuration of Linux, Part 1

4

ACIS130B

Installation and Configuration of Linux, Part 2

4

CCNA+ Security and CCNP

ACIS170A

Cisco Configuration ICND1

4

ACIS170B

Cisco Configuration ICND2

4

ACIS271

Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security

4

ACIS272

Implementing Cisco IP Routing

4

ACIS274

Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks

4

ACIS273

Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks

4

Code

Title

Semester Hours

English

ENG-100

College Reading and Composition

3

ENG-101

English Composition

3

Eng-201

Literature and the Art of the Narrative

3

Social and Behavioral Sciences

SBS-110

Introduction to Psychology

3

Scientific and Quantitative Reasoning

MTH-100

College Algebra

3

MTH-110

Plane Geometry

3

MTH-120

Trigonometry

3

MTH-150

Pre-Calculus

3

MTH-161

Calculus I

3

MTH-162

Calculus II

3

MTH-163

Calculus III

3

SCI-120

General Biology

3

SCI-130

Principles of Chemistry

3

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