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  Dec 12, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 College Catalog

Information Communication Technology - Computer Networking Support


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CIP Code - 111001

Mission

The mission of the Associate of Applied Science in Information and Communication Technology: Computer/Networking Support is divided into a basic core area and a specialty computer/networking area. The mission of the basic core courses of study is to prepare individuals to troubleshoot, repair, and maintain computer systems and basic local area network problems. The mission of the specialty computer/networking area is to prepare students to support end users and to successfully troubleshoot operating systems, user desktop environments, and/or local area and wide area networks.

Program Description

The Associate of Applied Science in ICT Computer Networking/Support program prepares students in the basic core area and the specialty computer/networking area. Electives are available to prepare students to assess the security needs of computer and network systems, recommend safeguard solutions, and manage the implementation and maintenance of security devices, systems, and procedures. Additional electives are provided to prepare students to manage computer operations and control the system configurations emanating from a specific site or network hub as well as low-level programming languages. The curriculum also includes instruction in computer hardware and software applications; local area (LAN) and wide area (WAN) networking. The curriculum provides both knowledge acquisition and skills development for those who are currently working in the information technology field and would like to obtain industry-based certifications or for those who would like to prepare for employment in this field. The program is designed to prepare students to successfully pass national, industry-based exams such as: IC3, CompTIA’s A+, Network+, Server+, HTI+, iNet+, and Security+; Cisco Systems Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Cisco Certified Network Design (CCDA), and Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP); Microsoft’s Certified Desktop Technician (MCDST); as well as security certifications such as Security Certified Network Professional (SCNP) and Security Certified Network Architect (SCNA) where available.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Louisiana Delta Community College Information Communication Technology – Computer Networking Support program will be able to:

  • demonstrate a working knowledge of safety and housekeeping practices used in general office and computer laboratory environments.
  • demonstrate technical knowledge and skills in trouble-shooting, repair, calibration and use of equipment used in the information technology industry.
  • demonstrate technical knowledge in industry-based software/hardware products.
  • find employment in high-wage careers in industry.
  • successfully complete all sections of the ACT WorkKeys assessment.

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Info Comm Technology: Computer/Networking Support Course Listing


TCA - Computer Operator


Total: 10 hrs./ 225 clock hrs.


CTS - Computer System Technician


Total: 27 hrs./ 630 clock hrs.


Total ICT Core


Total: 29 hrs./ 660 clock hrs.


TD - Information Communication Technology: Computer/Networking Support


Total: 60 hrs./ 1215 clock hrs.


AAS -Information Communication TEchnology: Computer/Networking Support


Transferable General Education Courses Required for AAS

Total: 75 hrs./ 1440 clock hrs.


ICT Computer Support Electives:


ICT Security Electives:


ICT Network Architecture Electives:


Additional ICT Electives:


Non-Major Electives:


Additional ICT Certificate Exit Levels:


CTS - LAN Administrator


Total: 27 hrs./ 630 clock hrs.

CTS - Network Security Technician


Total: 33 hrs./ 735 clock hrs.

TCA - Computer Technician


Total: 12 hrs./ 285 clock hrs.

TCA - Wide Area Network Technician


Total: 16 hrs./ 360 clock hrs.

TCA - Wide Area Network Professional


Total: 12 hrs./ 300 clock hrs.

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