Program of Study
The Systems and Networking Support program is designed for students who are analytical, enjoy problem-solving, and enjoy troubleshooting hardware, software and network connectivity issues. Reliability of connectivity of networked equipment such as computers, tablets, smart phones, etc. is mandated by today’s businesses. In addition to networking infrastructure, operating systems and telecommunications, students in the program are introduced to network and operating system security, web design, computer forensics, fiber optics, CAT 5 & 6 cabling and wireless communication.
Graduates of the program will gain experience in the following: technical skills in configuring and troubleshooting connectivity of networked systems, including LAN and WAN concepts; operating systems management; problem-solving using structured logic and mathematical skills; and written and communication skills.
The faculty has identified the following learning Outcomes for all graduates:
- Create and implement a plan to install, configure and troubleshoot networking hardware and software.
- Construct and troubleshoot local and wide area networks including wireless based systems.
- Create and implement a plan to install, configure and troubleshoot multiple types of computer operating systems including virtualized environments.
- Create a plan, setup and troubleshoot security software and hardware for networking equipment, computers and operating systems.
- Analyze the structure of an organization and describe the possible roles of the IT professional in the organization.
- Network Assistant
- Network Analyst
- WAN Technician
- Network Administrator
- Telecommunications Specialist