Computer Information Systems — Network Administration
Covers a wide range of topics within the computer networking field including basic networking, Cisco CAN, computer repair, security and Wireless LANs, network server operating systems such as Microsoft Server, Novell NetWare and Unix/Linux, basic network connectivity, repairing and upgrading computers, setup and configuration of switches, routers, VLAN’s and VPN’s, security weaknesses of multiple types of systems, and administrative tasks including installation, user account creation, file system security, network printing and performance monitoring.
- Install, maintain, and administer a Novell NetWare operating system.
- Install, maintain, and administer Windows Server operating system.
- Develop the programming logic required for system scripts.
- Interface with the Unix/Linux operating system, including the vi editor, file management, and shell scripting.
- Install, maintain, and administer the Unix/Linux operating system.
- Develop a comprehensive security plan and create security policies to mitigate network vulnerabilities.
- Design, implement, and document a comprehensive network environment.
- Install, configure, and troubleshoot network devices.
All students receiving an Associate Degree are required to meet Degree-Specific Requirements AND General Education Requirements. Courses listed in the Required Core and/or Required Support Courses may also be used to fulfill Degree-Specific and General Education Requirements. Developmental courses (those numbered below 100) cannot be used to fulfill these requirements.
Attention: It is the student's responsibility to review the entire program form before making course selections for registration purposes. The College recommends that students meet with an advisor or counselor well in advance of registration deadlines and before making course selections.
The following courses are required in this program and satisfy HFC’s General Education Outcomes for this program. Students who change their program will need to confirm in advance that they are completing all required courses for their specific program of study, including additional General Education courses. All Associate in Applied Science degrees require at least 15 credits total including at least three credits from each of the five areas below. For this program:
1. Civil Society & Culture: Complete one of the following:
- EDU-260: History and Civics in Elementary Schools
- GEOG-132: World Regional Geograph]
- HIST-151: American History I
- HIST-152: American History II
- POLS-101: American Government: Democratic Participation and Civic Engagement
- POLS-131: Introduction to American Government and Political Science
- POLS-152: International Relations
- POLS-200: Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies
- SOC-131: Introduction to Sociology
- SOC-152: Women, Men, and Society
- SOC-251: Ethnic and Racial Diversity in Society
- WR-131: Religious Traditions in the World
2. Communication: Complete one of the following:
- ENG-131: Introduction to College Writing
- ENG-132: College Writing and Research
- SPC-131: Fundamentals of Speaking
3. Computer Technology: Complete the following:
4. Critical Thinking & Information Literacy: Complete one of the following:
5. Quantitative Literacy: Complete one of the following:
- BMA-110: Business Math
- MATH-115: College Algebra
- MATH-131: Mathematics for the Modern World
- MATH-141: Introduction to Statistics
- MATH-150: Finite Mathematics
- MATH-153: Calculus for Business, Life Science, and Social Sciences
- MATH-175: Precalculus
- MATH-180: Calculus I
- MATH-183: Calculus II
- MATH-280: Calculus III
- MATH-283: Linear Algebra
- MATH-289: Differential Equations
Fulfill the Required Core, Required Support, and/or Elective Courses for this program.
Required Core Courses
Requirements are Subject to Change
Prepares students for a number of Industry Certification Exams, including Comp-TIA A+, Comp-TIA Network+, Comp-TIA Server+, Comp-TIA Security+, Novell NetWare Certified Network Administrator (CNA), Microsoft Windows Server Administration (MCP), and Cisco Systems Certified Network Associate (CCNA). These certification tests are administered at HFC's M-TEC Center, 3601 Schafer Rd., Dearborn, MI 48126, 313-317-6600. Payment and scheduling of these exams are through the Pearson-Vue Web site (http://www.pearsonvue.com).
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• PC Software Installation • PC Hardware Installation • Network Administration • Computer Network Support Specialist • Network Control and Systems Technician • LAN/WAN Technician • Cabling Installation Technician