SLCC General Catalog 2013-2014

Network Systems AAS

CTE Associate Of Applied Science (AAS)
66 credits minimum

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Program Description

The relentless pace of technology and the critical dependence of today’s global businesses on technology have created two significant problems. For large businesses with dedicated IT staff, the problem is a lack of time for training IT professionals on new and emerging technologies. For smaller companies, the problem is even more acute: they also need cutting-edge technology, but can’t afford a separate IT staff. This means they must either outsource their IT—which can be a competitive disadvantage—or they rely on the “computer guru”, who is typically an individual with little to no formal IT training but likes computers and can solve some computer problems when they arise.

The Network Systems degree at Salt Lake Community College prepares individuals with an appropriate blend of vendor-neutral base knowledge and practical, hands-on labs to become the lone IT staff member in a company of 50-75 employees.

This is accomplished in the following core areas of the Network Systems program:

  • Data center
  • Desktop management
  • Email
  • Operating systems
  • Physical infrastructure
  • Security
  • Software management
  • Storage
  • Unified communication
  • Virtualization

Estimated Time to Completion

Time to completion is four semesters if students follow the suggested semester schedule.

 

General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Composition (EN) 3 Credits

Course

Table

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ENGL 1010

Intro to Writing

3

A

WRTG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

Quantitative Studies (QS) 4 Credits

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

MATH 1010

Interm Algebra

4

A

RDG 0990; within the last year MATH 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

Communication (CM) 3 Credits

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

Any approved CM course

 

 

Human Relations (Hr) 2-3 Credits

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

Any approved HR course

 

 

Distribution Areas: (6 Credits)

Choose an additional six credits from at least two of the following distribution areas:

Course

Credits

 

 

Biological Science (BS)

3-4

 

Fine Arts (FA)

3-4

 

Humanities (HU)

3

 

Interdisciplinary (ID)

3

 

Physical Science (PS)

3

 

Social Science (SS)

3

 


Required Courses: (48 Credits)

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

CSIS 1030

Connected Computing

3

F, Sp

 

CSIS 1032

Introduction to Linux

3

F, Sp

Recommended: CSIS 1030

CSIS 1110

Data Cabling Basics

3

F, Sp

 

CSIS 1121

CompTIA A+ Essentials

3

F, Sp

 

CSIS 1124

Intro MS Windows Desktop

3

F, Sp

Recommended: CSIS 1121

CSIS 1132

Linux System Admin I

3

F, Sp

Recommended: CSIS 1032

CSIS 1200

Introduction to Networking

3

F, Sp

Recommended: CSIS 1030

CSIS 1250

Network Routing Switching I

3

F, Sp

Recommended: CSIS 1200

CSIS 1251

Network Routing Switching II

3

F

Recommended: CSIS 1250

CSIS 2110

MS Server Ntwk Infrastructure

3

F, Sp

Recommended: CSIS 1121

CSIS 2120

MS Directory Administration

3

F, Sp

Recommended: CSIS 1121

CSIS 2130

MS Server Administration

3

F, Sp

Recommended: CSIS 2110 and CSIS 2120

CSIS 2132

Linux System Admin II

3

F, Sp

Recommended: CSIS 1132

CSIS 2310

Wireless Networking

3

F, Sp

Recommended: CSIS 1200

CSIS 2320

Basic Comp/Ntwk Security

3

F, Sp

Recommended: CSIS 1200

CSIS

Elective

3

 

Sample Schedule

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

CSIS 1030

3

CSIS 1250

3
CSIS 1200 3 CSIS 1110 3
CSIS 1121 3 CSIS 2310 3
CSIS 1032 3 CSIS 1125 3
ENGL 1010 3 C0MM 3
HR 2-3 Distribution 3

Total

17-18

Total

18

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

CSIS 1251

3

CSIS 2120

3
CSIS 1132 3 CSIS 2130 3
CSIS 1250 3 CSIS 2132 3
CSIS 2110 3 Distribution 3
MATH 1010 4 CS/CSIS ELEC 3

Total

16

Total

15


Advising Notes

Students should meet with CSIS Academic Advisor before beginning or in the early part of the program.

 Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Perform network management tasks.
  2. Understand network security risks.
  3. Categorize and route network traffic.
  4. Deploy and manage Virtual Machines.

1 – Substantive Knowledge

  1. Communicate effectively electronically.
  2. Communicate effectively verbally.

2 – Communicate Effectively

  1. Use appropriate functions, filters and queries to perform data analyses and make informed decisions.
  2. Perform the necessary numerical calculations and operations to solve problems.
3 – Develop Quantitative Literacy
  1. Install, terminate and troubleshoot wired and wireless network systems.
4 – Think Critically
  1. Identify common network vulnerabilities and implement mitigating solutions.
  2. Design database services.
  3. Design enterprise mail and web services.
5 – Develop Knowledge and Skills for Civic Engagement
  1. Work cooperatively with fellow students through group work and course assignments.
  2. Understand and develop the skills to effectively participate in a business organization.
6 – Work with Others in a Professional Manner
  1. Use hardware and software to complete assignments.
  2. Gather and analyze information using databases and other resources.
  3. Understand and securely use computer technology and information in an ethical manner.
7 – Develop Computer and Information Literacy
Department Contact Info

Computer Sciences and Information Systems Division
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
BB 109
801-957-5150

General Information
801-957-4073

Computer Sciences and Information Systems website

CSIS Academic Advisor
BB 130A
801-957-4286

Program Faculty

Professors
Jimmy Chen
Gordon Frisbey
Susumu Kasai
Randy Koziatek
Lorna Wells
Bruce Worthen

Associate Professors
Paul Anstall
Robert Baird
Marilyn Hibbert
Philip Nielson

Assistant Professors
Zahra Atashi
Roderick Buhler
Edward Walsh

Instructors
Dan Pope
Margarethe Posch