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CIAT offers three networking programs. Learn more about each program below.



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Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems – Networking Concentration

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Certificate in Computer Information Systems – Networking Concentration

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Certificate as Networking Security Technician

Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems – Networking Concentration

Program ID:#AASCIS-NC

Program Length: 20-24 Months

Program Hours: 73 Semester Units (540 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.

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 not 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.

Successful graduates will be prepared for certifications in A+,Network+, Security+, and Microsoft Certified System Administrator.

At CIAT, we teach the hands on skills and theoretical knowledge needed a successful career AND to earn industry certification. Click here for a list of the certifications you can earn while pursuing your education at CIAT.

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-120A

Network Security, Part 1

4

ACIS-120B

Network Security, Part 2

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

CIAT offers multiple degree emphasis for this program. Click here for an outline of the required course list for each.

Emphasis in Operating Systems

Code

Title

Semester Units

ACIS152

Configuring Windows 7

4

ACIS268

Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure

4

ACIS269

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

ACIS271

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

Certificate in Computer Information Systems – Networking Concentration

Program ID:#CCIS-NC

Program Length: 14 Months

Program Hours: 450 Hours (600 Clock Hours)

The Certificate in Computer Information Systems – Networking Concentration program provides the 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, and PC Technician.

Many of the skills and competencies that will be acquired in the program can be applied to the CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+, Cisco CCNA, Microsoft MCSA, MCSE, Fiber Optic, and other certifications. Certification exams are optional.

Prerequisites: Must be a High School Graduate or have a GED, be able to use a keyboard, mouse, and the windows operating system.

Upon completion of the Associate of Science in Computer Information Systems – Networking Concentration Program, the graduate as Information Security Technician, LAN Administrator, Junior Network Administrator, Technical Support Specialist, and PC Technician 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

Successful graduates will be prepared for certifications in A+,Network+, Security+, and Microsoft Certified System Administrator.

At CIAT, we teach the hands on skills and theoretical knowledge needed a successful career AND to earn industry certification. Click here for a list of the certifications you can earn while pursuing your education at CIAT.

Outlook

Employment of network and computer systems administrators is projected to grow 8 percent from 2014 to 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Demand for information technology workers is high and should continue to grow as firms invest in newer, faster technology and mobile networks.

Salary

The median annual wage for network and computer systems administrators was $75,790 in May 2014.

Required Courses 

600 Clock hours required.

Code

Title

Clock Hours

Introduction to Computer Information System (CIS)
(Required Courses)

CCIS-101A

Computer Hardware Fundamentals

75

CCIS-101B

Computer Operating Systems

75

CCIS-102

Networking Fundementals

75

Introduction to Network Security (Required)

CCIS-120A

Network Security, Part 1

75

CCIS-120B

Network Security, Part 2

75

Windows 2012 Server (Required)

CCIS-265

Installing and Configuring Widows Server 2012

75

CCIS-266

Administering Windows Server 2012

75

CCIS-267

Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

75

Cisco Certified Professional Security
Certificate as Networking Security Technician

Certificate as Networking Security Technician

Program ID: #CNST

Program Length: This program normally takes 6-10 months to complete, depending on the frequency of attendance.

Program Hours: 180 Hours (300 Clock Hours)

The Certificate as Networking Security Technician is designed for the Computer Network Technician who wants to expand their competence into the area of computer security. It provides the foundational skills required to install, configure, troubleshoot, and maintain network systems in business environments. Major topics covered include hardware technologies, operating systems, networking, routing, local area network (LAN) security, wireless network security, and authentication, encryption and authorization techniques. This program prepares students for a career in computer security as an Information Security Technician.

Prerequisites: You must be a High school graduate or GED and be able to navigate within a Microsoft Windows environment using a mouse and keyboard.

*Program is not eligible for FAFSA funding. 

Upon completion of the Certificate as Networking Security Technician Program, the graduate as an Information Security Technician will be able to:

  • Discuss network infrastructure, cryptography, assessments and audits within networks and networking environments.
  • Perform installation, configuration and troubleshooting of various network security systems.
  • Conduct security audits and take action to correct weaknesses discovered.
  • Advise coworkers on Social Engineering threats and defenses.

Successful graduates will be prepared for certifications in Network+ and Cisco Certified CCNA.

At CIAT, we teach the hands on skills and theoretical knowledge needed a successful career AND to earn industry certification. Click here for a list of the certifications you can earn while pursuing your education at CIAT.

Outlook

Employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 18 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for information security technicians is expected to be very high, as these technicians will be needed to create innovative solutions to prevent hackers from stealing critical information or causing problems for computer networks.

Salary

The median annual wage for information security technicians was $88,890 in May 2014.

Required Courses

300 clock hours required.  All courses are required

Code

Title

Clock Hours

CCIS-102A

Networking Fundamentals, Part 1

75

CCIS-102B

Networking Fundamentals, Part 2

75

CCIS-170A

Cisco Configuration ICND1

75

CCIS-170B

Cisco Configuration ICND2

75

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