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Computer Networking Technology

Computer Networking Technology offers training in telecommunications, network administration, and client/server systems. An AAS degree is earned upon successful completion of the Computer Networking Technology curriculum. Successful completion of the first year entitles a student to a Technical Certificate in Network Operations. Students enrolling in the CNT Program must meet the general admission requirements for HCC; however, an ACT score of 18 is recommended for students considering this program.
INFORMATION SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY

Program Curriculum

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE

FIRST YEAR:
First Semester
  • Network Admin Using Microsoft Windows Server IST 1244
  • Essentials of Information Systems Technology IST 1183
  • Client Installation & Configuration IST 1213
  • Fundamentals of Data Communications IST 1134
  • Visual BASIC Programming Language IST 1314
Total 18 Hours
Second Semester
  • Database and SQL Concepts IST 1163
  • Practical Applications in Information Systems Technology IST 1193
  • Network Administration Using Linux IST 1254
  • Principles of Information Security IST 1143
  • Network Components IST 1223
Total 16 Hours
SECOND YEAR:
First Semester
  • Network Planning & Design IST 2224
  • Network Implementation IST 2234
  • Special Problem in Information Systems Technology IST 2921
  • *Approved Electives (6)
Total 15 Hours
Second Semester
  • English Composition I ENG 1113
  • **College Algebra MAT 1313
  • Humanities/Fine Arts Elective (3)
  • Social/Behavioral Science Elective (3)
  • Public Speaking I SPT/COM 1113
Total 15 Hours

(Option One) A Technical Certificate may be earned after successfully completing the first 34 hours of career technical coursework.
(Option Two) An Advanced Technical Certificate may be earned after successfully completing the first 49 hours of career technical coursework.
(Option Three) An AAS Degree may be earned after successfully completing required career technical and academic coursework.

*Approved Electives: IST 1314, IST 1433, IST 1723, IST 2374, IST 2464, WorkBased Learning, or other technical or academic elective approved by instructor/advisor.

**MAT 1233 & a natural science with lab (7 hrs. total) OR BOT 1313 & a natural science with lab (7 hrs. total) may be substituted for College Algebra.
Enrollment in a minimum of 15 hours each semester is recommended for eligibility for state aid, institutional scholarships, and the tuition break.