Computer Information Systems - Network Management

Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems

Students in this program will develop a working knowledge of network administration, e‐mail, the Internet, voice mail, network operating systems, network security, network applications, and basic knowledge of microcomputer installation and repair and the operation of a variety of software packages. Graduates may enter the workforce as a network manager, database administrator, hardware support specialist, software specialist, or as a specialist in the area of microcomputer sales and service.

The Associate of Applied Science degree, Technical Certificates, and Certificates of Proficiency are designed for employment purposes, and it should not be assumed that the degree or the courses in these programs can be transferred to another institution. While some institutions do accept some courses in A.A.S. programs, the general rule is that courses in A.A.S. degrees are not accepted in transfer toward bachelor's degrees unless that degree has been articulated with that specific institution. Students to whom transfer is important should get assurances in writing in advance from the institution to which they wish to transfer.

Technical Certificate in Computer Repair

This program prepares students to troubleshoot computer and interface circuits, test and repair digital equipment, and test and repair computer hardware.

Certificate of Proficiency in Computer Programming

This certificate prepares students with the necessary tools in programming to enhance their abilities to manage and support network administration. Programming skills in Visual Basic, ADO.NET, and SQL Server give networking students an edge in managing networks.

Certificate of Proficiency in Network Security

This certificate prepares students to effectively safeguard and secure a network against hackers, intruders and anyone trying to gain access to a network that is not authorized to do so.