CIT, Network Administration Cisco Specialty, Associate of Applied Science
Are you interested in the way things work? Have you always wanted to build your own computer? If so, San Jacinto College’s desktop support program can provide you with the skills to become a desktop and laptop computer hardware and software support expert. Our program teaches students to install, maintain, repair, replace, and upgrade computers to set you on course for a fulfilling career in the always booming tech industry.
The San Jacinto College’s network administration program:
- Provides students with the skills necessary to work as computer network service technicians, with an emphasis placed on installing and maintaining network;
- Is designed to provide the student with skills in desktop computer hardware and software support;
- Teaches students to install, maintain, repair, replace, and upgrade desktop computers; and
- Prepares students for industry certifications such as A+, Network+, Security+ and Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), and Certified Cisco Network Associate (CCNA).
The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Desktop Support and Microsoft Networking is an excellent entry point into future studies leading to careers that include:
- Desktop Support Specialists,
- Helpdesk Supports,
- PC Technicians,
- MS Network Administrators,
- Network Technicians,
- Network Administrators,
- Server Administrators, and
- Network Operations Specialists.
Network and Computer Systems Administrators median salary: $93,294 per year1
Computer Network Support Specialist median salary: $76,184 per year1
Source: texaswages.com, Gulf Coast region, 2018
For more information, students may contact North campus, 281-998-6150, x7242; or South campus, 281-929-4603.
The Computer Information Technology program is designed primarily for students seeking an occupational certificate, certificate of technology, or Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. Students can expect to complete most CIT certificates in three semesters and AAS degrees in as few as four semesters. For those students who have already fulfilled general education requirements, it may be possible to finish degree course work even sooner. It is generally recommended that students complete the 21 credit hour computer information technology (CIT) foundations occupational certificate before continuing into a certificate of technology or AAS degree. Most courses in this occupational certificate will apply toward the other CIT certificates and AAS degrees.
The CIT curriculum provides the graduate with the knowledge and in-demand applied technical skills needed to enter computer-related occupations in the business/industry job market. Certificates and AAS degrees are available in the following areas: Applications Programming, Desktop Support and Network Administration, Information Technology Cyber Security, Simulation and Game Design, Network Administration Cisco, and Web Applications Development.
In Desktop Support and Microsoft Network Administration, a student can choose between a track with emphasis on computer hardware (installing, maintaining, repairing, and upgrading) and software support (installing and configuring) or one with focus on installing, configuring, and maintaining computer networks. This program of study prepares students for CompTIA’s A+ and Network+ exams as well as other widely recognized industry certifications. Support and network graduates are invaluable in keeping businesses running smoothly.
- The Simulation and Game Design program is designed for students who are interested in advanced programming areas, as in simulations, game programming, program testing, or multimedia programming.
- In the Network Administration Cisco specialty, emphasis is on the design, implementation, and administration of local and wide area router networks.
- The Web application development program prepares students for entry-level positions in website design, web-based applications development, and website administration.
The CIT industry certification program is intended for students with industry experience in one or more of the following areas of study: beginning network administration, Cisco, and advanced information technology security. These certificates enable students to supplement their current job skills and obtain industry certifications, if desired. Each industry certificate consists of only the courses required to obtain a specific certification.
Note for transfer students: Due to variations in requirements at four year colleges and universities, students desiring a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science are strongly advised to consult a CIT Department Chair at San Jacinto College and at the institution to which they wish to transfer. This communication regarding transfer degree plans with both computer department heads will help to ensure the transition process is as smooth as possible.
Network Administration Cisco
The following curriculum is designed to provide the student with the skills needed to work as a Cisco network technician. Emphasis is placed upon the installation and maintenance of networks in business and industry. The graduate will be able to administer and troubleshoot Cisco networking equipment and networking infrastructure. The Cisco courses can lead to the certifications of Certified Cisco Network Associate (CCNA), Certified Cisco Network Professional (CCNP), and Comptia Net+. Common job titles for graduates of the certificate and/or degree include network technician, Cisco service representative, technical support specialist, and network system administration.
Plan of Study
|ITSC 1305||Introduction to PC Operating Systems||3|
|ITSC 1309||Integrated Software Applications I||3|
|ITSC 1325||Personal Computer Hardware||3|
|ITCC 1314||CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks||3|
|ITCC 1440||CCNA 2: Routing and Switching Essentials||4|
|ITSC 1321||Intermediate PC Operating Systems||3|
or ITSE 1331
|Programming Logic and Design
or Introduction to Visual BASIC Programming
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Contemporary Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning) (or higher)|
|College Algebra (or higher)|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Introduction to Speech Communication|
|Business and Professional Speech|
|ITCC 2412||CCNA 3: Scaling Networks||4|
|ITSW 1307||Introduction to Database||3|
|ITNW 1354||Implementing and Supporting Servers||3|
|Social and Behavioral Sciences or Government/Political Science or American History||3|
|ENGL 1301||Composition I||3|
|ITCC 2413||CCNA 4: Connecting Networks||4|
|ITSY 1342||Information Technology Security||3|
or ENGL 1302
|Technical and Business Writing
or Composition II
|Language, Philosophy, and Culture (Humanities) or Creative Arts (Fine Arts)||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Practicum - Computer and Information Sciences, General|
Capstone Experience: ITCC 2413 CCNA 4: Connecting Networks
|ITNW 1345||Implementing Network Directory Services||3|
|ITSE 1307||Introduction to C++ Programming||3|
|ITSC 2339||Personal Computer Help Desk||3|
**Students must be Texas Success Initiative (TSI) complete in order to graduate: Math Level 8