Dec 02, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Computer Information Technology - Networking Concentration - A.A.S.


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For more information on this program, contact the Business and Technology division at 615-230-3301 or at bustechinfo@volstate.edu.

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Computer Information Technology prepares students for positions in the workplace through the use of various systems, applications, languages and products. The program consists of a common core of General Education and Computer Information Technology major core courses, combined with subject-specific courses designed to address skills within the concentration area. These subject-specific courses focus on those skill-sets identified by employers as essential in today's workplace and, where appropriate, will prepare students for industry-recognized certification examinations. The concentrations are designed to ensure that students have the proper experience, training, and skills to begin work in the chosen field upon successful completion of the chosen program of study.

Students in the Networking Concentration will complete coursework and hands-on experiences in planning, design, implementation, and maintenance of networks of different sizes. In addition to networking skills, students will also complete Computer Science coursework in security, operating systems, server management, and programming, in combination with other technology courses. Certifications applicable to this concentration may include Network+, A+, and Cisco CCNA, among others. Required courses are A+ Hardware & Software, Windows Server Administration and Network Security.

Students earning a degree in a Computer Information Technology program are required to take the CIT Exit Exam in order to graduate. Please, see your advisor for more details.

All students graduating with a degree from VSCC are required to take the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile (ETSP) to meet graduation requirements. More information can be found at https://www.volstate.edu/testing.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the graduate will have developed the skills, knowledge and abilities to accomplish the following:

  1. Utilize diverse disciplines to enhance communication, research, business and technology skills in the workplace.

  2. Execute programming languages in the process of design and implementation while developing and maintaining software.

  3. Develop effective problem-management and decision-making skills.

  4. Demonstrate various networking media and connections to explain the features and capabilities of networking software.

  5. Demonstrate skill and knowledge in preparation for industry-recognized certification examinations.

CIP Code: (06) 11.0103.00

General Education Requirements - Credits (15)


Total Degree Requirements - Credits (61)


Recommended Schedule


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