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Computer Network Administration A.A.S

Career Description
Computer network administrators design, install, and support an organization's network infrastructure. They may also plan, coordinate, and direct the computer-related activities of an organization, making sure all parts of a computer network work to meet the organization's goals.  Finally, computer network administrators provide day-to-day support for software users and direct the work of other computer specialists such as analysts, programmers, and technicians.  

Program Information
The Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Computer Network Administration Program is an exciting track offered by Central Lakes College. Coursework includes general networking technologies, network troubleshooting, operating system technologies, disaster recovery, computer repair, and security fundamentals. This program covers an overview of networking technologies that graduates can expect to work with in small to mid-size organization settings and delivers curriculum using current industry software, including Operating System (OS), Network Operating System (NOS) and other applications. CLC’s information technology (IT) instructors are industry certified professionals with multiple years of experience in their respective disciplines both in the classroom and in industry. There is 100% placement of our graduates within the IT field.  

Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates will be able to:
1. Perform computer information technology practices and procedures required for entry to mid-level employment
2. Perform computer information technology entry to mid-level skill sets and apply theoretical principles
3. Install, manage, configure and use functions and features of current releases of operating systems, network operating systems and applications
4. Install , troubleshoot and repair computer equipment and peripherals
5. Test successfully on competencies required to pass industry certification exams
6. Locate, evaluate and properly utilize the tools and resources appropriate to a computer technology professional
7. Evaluate, identify and apply appropriate security standards
8. Communicate effectively with technical and non-technical audiences

Certification
This program will help students prepare for the following certifications: Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA), Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST), CompTIAA+, Network+, Server+, Security+, and others. Central Lakes College is a VUE Authorized Test Center. All certification exams can be delivered on-site.

Career Titles
This program will help students prepare for careers in networking such as MCSE, MCSA, network administrator, network engineer, systems analyst, location area network (LAN) administrator, wide area network (WAN) administrator, network security specialist and systems engineer.

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COMPUTER NETWORK ADMINISTRATION AAS CURRICULUM

First Year - Fall Semester
COMP 1109  Introduction to Operating Systems (3cr)
COMP 1120  Introduction to Computer Applications (3cr)
COMP 1204  Computer Repair I - A+Hardware (4cr)
General Education (5cr)
Total 15 Credits

Spring Semester
COMP 1230  Network Essentials (4cr)
COMP 1253  Client Operating Systems Administration (4cr)
COMP 1206*  Computer Repair II-A+Operating Systems (3cr)
General Education (4cr)
Total 15 Credits

Second Year - Fall Semester
COMP 2118  Server Administration (4cr)
COMP 2119  Network Infrastructure (4cr)
COMP 2113  Adv Operating Systems/Command Line (3cr)
General Education (4cr)
Total 15 Credits

Spring Semester
COMP 2111  Security Essentials (4cr)
COMP 2120  Network Planning and Design (4cr)
COMP 2121  Directory Services Infrastructure (4cr)
COMP Course Elective (1cr)
General Education (2cr)
Total 15 Credits

GRADUATION REQUIREMENT 60 CREDITS

*Denotes Prerequisites or Co-rerequisites

RECOMMENDED ELECTIVE
COMP 2213*  Computer Careers Internship (1-6cr)
COMP 1398    Topics in Computer Technology (1cr)
COMP 2220    Introduction to Programming (4cr)
COMP 2222    Introduction to Visual Basic & Scripting (3cr)

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