Computer Support Specialist - Networking - AAS

Agriculture, Business, Computers and Technology

Contact: MATT MAGEE (620)728-8167
Department Co-Chair: JILLENE CUNNINGHAM (620)665-3479
Department Co-Chair: JANET HAMILTON NEWTON (620)665-3384

For course descriptions and course prerequisites, click on the course name.

Total Credit Hours

This degree requires 64 credit hours.


Course Title Credits
BU120 Job Search/Retention 1

Job-search skills and career development including topics such as completing an application form and resume, developing interviewing techniques, developing job leads, and investigating career opportunities, job requirements and career ladders.

ED105 Success Seminar/College Orientation 1

Experiences designed to help with the transition into college life; exploration of essential techniques for success as a college student.

IS104 Microcomputer Applications 3

Microcomputers and various software applications; hardware and software selection, integration, and implementation; fundamentals of operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and computer problem solving.

IS148 A+ Certification, Essentials 3

Preparation for the essentials portion of CompTIA's A+ certification, the vendor neutral industry standard certification for PC hardware technician.

IS182 Cisco CCNA I 3

Introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and computer networks. The principles of IP addressing and fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the curriculum. By the end of the course, students will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes.

IS183 Cisco CCNA II 3

Describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Students learn how to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with RIPv1, RIPv2, single-area and multi-area OSPF, virtual LANs, and inter-VLAN routing in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. %DCL-E-OPENIN, error opening RAMDISK:[SCRATCH]PREREQ262791709E82B34D.TMP; as input -RMS-E-FNF, file not found

IS184 Cisco Exploration:LAN Switching and Wireless 3

Troubleshooting common network problems at Layers 1, 2, 3, and 7 using a layered model approach; performing and verifying initial switch configuration tasks for remote access management, VLANs, interVLAN routing,VTP,trunking and RSTP operation; identifying the basic parameters to configure a wireless network and common implementation issues. %DCL-E-OPENIN, error opening RAMDISK:[SCRATCH]PREREQ262791719EBD7307.TMP; as input -RMS-E-FNF, file not found

IS185 Cisco Exploration:Accessing the WAN 3

Describing, configuring and troubleshooting different methods for connecting to WANs including Point-to-Point and Frame Relay, configure, verify and troubleshoot network router functions (DNS, DHCP, NAT, and VPNs) and work with network security functions including access control lists (ACLs), VPNs and VLANs. %DCL-E-OPENIN, error opening RAMDISK:[SCRATCH]PREREQ262791719EF85A04.TMP; as input -RMS-E-FNF, file not found

IS210 Computer Support Internship I 3

On-the-job training offered in conjunction with the Computer Support Specialist program. %DCL-E-OPENIN, error opening RAMDISK:[SCRATCH]PREREQ262791719F342A84.TMP; as input -RMS-E-FNF, file not found

IS212 Networking I 3

Introduction of common networking LAN and WAN schema with emphasis on development of procedures for choosing best network configurations including topology, protocol, hardware, software and media selection; technology concepts introduced with hands-on application.

IS224 Networking II 3

Extensive coverage of common LAN, WAN schema with emphasis on development of Technology Plan for small business networks with procedures for installation, maintenance and support with in-depth, hands-on application. %DCL-E-OPENIN, error opening RAMDISK:[SCRATCH]PREREQ262791729F7C7F95.TMP; as input -RMS-E-FNF, file not found

IS235 Elements of Linux 3

Installing, configuring, administrating and troubleshooting the Linux operating system in a vendor neutral environment; a hybrid between survey and practicum with attention given to basic commands of the Linux operating system in addition to file, device and directory management; exposure to networking and system services as well as in-depth understanding of the structural organization of the file system.

IS237 Server Operating Systems and Virtualization 3

Comparative study of server-side computer operating systems and virtual machine technologies; attention given to MS-Windows, UNIX/Linux, Novell, and MAC OS/X based operating systems utilized in virtual machine environments while coexisting on the same hardware platform; concepts introduced and explored in a vendor neutral setting with special attention given to industry best practices. %DCL-E-OPENIN, error opening RAMDISK:[SCRATCH]PREREQ262791729FC4D335.TMP; as input -RMS-E-FNF, file not found

IS240 Fundamentals of Network Security 3

Analysis of security risks to a computer network system and implementation of workable security procedures including security policies to protect information assets from potential intrusion, damage and theft. %DCL-E-OPENIN, error opening RAMDISK:[SCRATCH]PREREQ262791739FFEF715.TMP; as input -RMS-E-FNF, file not found

BU109 Business Communicatons OR SH101 Public Speaking 3
Course Title Credits
BU109 Business Communications 3.00

SH101 Public Speaking 3.00

CISCO Options 4
Course Title Credits
IS186 Cisco CCNP: Route 4.00

IS187 Cisco CCNP: Switch 4.00

IS188 Cisco CCNP: Tshoot 4.00

IS189 Cisco CCNP:Optimizing Converged Networks 4.00

Composition Options 3
Course Title Credits
EN100 English Composition IB 3.00

EN101 English Composition IA 3.00

EN103H Honors English Composition I 3.00

EN107 Business English 3.00

EN108 Technical Writing 3.00

Computer Support Specialist - Networking Technical Options 3
Course Title Credits
CS111 Visual Basic Programming 3.00

IS149 A+ Certification, Practical Applications 3.00

IS211 Computer Support Internship II 3.00

IS250 Project Management 3.00

Mathematics Options 3
Course Title Credits
BU108 Business Mathematics 3.00

MA105 Intermediate Algebra 3.00

MA106 College Algebra 3.00

MA107 Plane Trigonometry 3.00

MA108 Elements of Statistics 3.00

MA110 Calculus 3.00

MA111 Analytical Geometry and Calculus I 5.00

MA112H Honors Analytical Geometry and Calculus I 5.00

TR101 Applied Algebra 3.00

TR103 Applied Trigonometry 3.00

PS100 General Psychology OR PS101 Human Relations 3
Course Title Credits
PS100 General Psychology 3.00

PS101 Human Relations 3.00


Additional Credits Required - 7

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