Certificate of Completion
Information Technology and Security
Fall Semester 1st Year (2 courses / 7 credits)
ITSC 1305 Introduction to PC Operating Systems (3-3-1)
Introduction to personal computer operating systems including installation, configuration, file management, memory and storage management, control of peripheral devices, and use of utilities. Basic computer skills are required.
ITSC 1425 Personal Computer Hardware (4-3-1)
Current personal computer hardware including assembly, upgrading, setup, configuration and troubleshooting.
Spring Semester 1st Year (2 courses / 7 credits)
ITCC 1401 Cisco Exploration 1 – Network Fundamentals (4-3-2)
A course introducing the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet. Describes the use of OSI and TCP layered models to examine the nature and roles of protocols and services at the applications, network, data link, and physical layers. Covers the principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations. Build simple LAN topologies by applying basic principles of cabling; perform basic configurations of network devices, including routers and switches; and implementing IP addressing schemes. Basic computer skills are required.
ITSY 1342 Information Technology Security (3-3-1)
Instruction in security for network hardware, software , and data, including physical security; backup procedures; relevant tools; encryption; and protection from viruses.
Summer Semester 1st Year (1 course / 3 credits)
ITSY 2386 Internship – Computer and Information Systems Security (3-0-16)
A work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. A learning plan is developed by the college and the employer.
First Year Total Program of Studies: 5 courses and 17 credits hours.
Fall Semester 2nd Year (2 courses / 7 credits)
ITSC 1307 Unix Operating System I (3-3-1)
A study of the UNIX operating system including multi-user concepts, terminal emulation, use of system editor, basic UNIXX commands, and writing script files. Includes introductory system management concepts.
ITCC 1404 Cisco Exploration 2 – Routing Protocols and Concepts (4-3-2) Prerequisites: ITCC 1401 or concurrent enrollment
This course describes the architecture, components, and operation of routers, and explains the principles of routing and routing protocols. Students analyze, configure, verify, and troubleshoot the primary routing protocols RIPv1, RIPv2, EIGRP, and OSPF. Recognize and correct common routing issues and problems. Model and analyze routing processes.
Spring Semester 2nd Year (2 courses / 8 credits)
ITCC 2408 Cisco Exploration 3 – LAN Switching and Wireless(4-3-2)
This course helps students develop an in-depth understanding of how switches operate and are implemented in the LAN environment for small and large networks. Detailed explanations of LAN switch operations, VLAN implementation, Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP), VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP), Inter-VLAN routing, and wirless network operations. Analyze, configure, verify, and troubleshoot VLANs, RSTP, VTP, and wireless networks. Campus network design and Layer 3 switching concepts are introduced.
ITCC 2410 Cisco Exploration 4 – Accessing the WAN (4-3-2) Prerequisites: ITCC 1401, 1404, and 2408(or concurrent)
This course explains the principles of traffic control lists (ACLs) and provides an overview of the services and protocols at the data link layer for wide-area access. Describes user access technologies and devices and discover how to implement and configure Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP), Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE), DSL, and Frame Relay. WAN security concepts, tunneling, and VPN basics are introduced. Discuss the special network services required by converged applications and an introduction to quality of service (QoS).
Second Year Total Program of Studies: 4 courses and 15 credits hours.
Two Year Program of Studies: 9 courses and 33 credits hours.