At a Glance:

Advisors:
Floyd: Janice Carney
Janice Carney, Program Director & Instructor of Computer Information Systems
Office: J104
Phone: 706-295-6978
Email:
Campus: Floyd County Campus, Gordon County Campus
Department: Computer Information Systems, Business Administrative Technologies

Credentials

M.S.C.I.T., Regis University; B.S., Georgia State University; A.S., Floyd College


Gordon: Janice Carney
Janice Carney, Program Director & Instructor of Computer Information Systems
Office: J104
Phone: 706-295-6978
Email:
Campus: Floyd County Campus, Gordon County Campus
Department: Computer Information Systems, Business Administrative Technologies

Credentials

M.S.C.I.T., Regis University; B.S., Georgia State University; A.S., Floyd College


Polk: Janice Carney
Janice Carney, Program Director & Instructor of Computer Information Systems
Office: J104
Phone: 706-295-6978
Email:
Campus: Floyd County Campus, Gordon County Campus
Department: Computer Information Systems, Business Administrative Technologies

Credentials

M.S.C.I.T., Regis University; B.S., Georgia State University; A.S., Floyd College


Walker: Dwight Watt
Dwight Watt, Program Director & Instructor of CISCO & Computer Information Systems
Office: 6213
Phone: 706-764-3837
Email:
Campus: Walker County Campus
Department: Computer Information Systems, Business Administrative Technologies

Credentials

Ed.D., University of Georgia; M.B.A., Winthrop University; B.A., Winthrop University

Certification

CCP, MCSE, MCSA, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Server+, CompTIA I-Net+, MOS, IC3, MCP+I, COI, MCDST, CCAI, MCT

Networking Specialist (NS13)

Offered at the Following Campuses

  • Walker County Campus
  • Polk County Campus
  • Gordon County Campus
  • Floyd County Campus

Program Overview

The Computer Information Systems – Networking Specialist program is a sequence of courses designed to provide students with an understanding of the concepts, principles, and techniques required in computer information processing. Graduates are to be competent in the general areas of humanities or fine arts, social or behavioral sciences, and natural sciences or mathematics, as well as in the technical areas of computer terminology and concepts, program design and development, and computer networking. Program graduates are qualified for employment as networking specialists.

Course Overview

Credit Hours
General Education Curriculum (15 hours)
Explores the analysis of literature and articles about issues in the humanities and in society. Students practice various modes of writing, ranging from exposition to argumentation and persuasion. The course includes a review of standard grammatical and stylistic usage in proofreading and editing. An introduction to library resources lays the foundation for research. Topics include writing analysis and practice, revision, and research. Students write a research paper using library resources and using a formatting and documentation style appropriate to the purpose and audience.
XXX
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Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
3
XXX
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Social/Behavior Sciences Elective
3
XXX
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General Education Core Elective
3
and one of the following (3 hours)
Emphasizes algebra, statistics, and mathematics of finance. Topics include fundamental operations of algebra, sets and logic, probability and statistics, geometry, mathematics of voting and districting, and mathematics of finance.
3
Emphasizes functions using real-world applications as models. Topics include fundamental concepts of algebra; functions and graphs; linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions and models; systems of equations; and optional topics in algebra.
MATH
1111
3
Emphasizes techniques of problem solving using algebraic concepts. Topics include fundamental concepts of algebra, equations and inequalities, functions and graphs, and systems of equations; optional topics include sequences, series, and probability or analytic geometry.
Occupational Curriculum (35 hours)
Introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include an introduction to computer terminology, the Windows environment, Internet and email, word processing software, spreadsheet software, database software, and presentation software.
CIST
1001
4
Provides an overview of information systems, computers and technology. Topics include: Information Systems and Technology Terminology, Computer History, Data Representation, Data Storage Concepts, Fundamentals of Information Processing, Fundamentals of Information Security, Information Technology Ethics, Fundamentals of Hardware Operation, Fundamentals of Networking, Fundamentals of the Internet, Fundamentals of Software Design Concepts, Fundamentals of Software, (System and Application), System Development Methodology, Computer Number Systems conversion (Binary and Hexadecimal), Mobile computing.
This course serves to provide students with the knowledge of the fundamentals of computer technology, networking, and security along with the skills required to identify hardware, peripheral, networking, and security components with an introduction to the fundamentals of installing and maintaining computers. Students will develop the skills to identify the basic functionality of the operating system, perform basic troubleshooting techniques, utilize proper safety procedures, and effectively interact with customers and peers. This course is designed to help prepare students for the CompTIA A+ certification examination.
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CIS Electives
14
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Computer Operating System Course
3
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xxx
CIS Security Course
3
and one of the following (4 hours)
Introduces networking technologies and prepares students to take the CompTIA*s broad-based, vendor independent networking certification exam, Network +. This course covers a wide range of material about networking, including local area networks, wide area networks, protocols, topologies, transmission media, and security. Focuses on operating network management systems, and implementing the installation of networks. It reviews cabling, connection schemes, the fundamentals of the LAN and WAN technologies, TCP/IP configuration and troubleshooting, remote connectivity, and network maintenance and troubleshooting. Topics include: basic knowledge of networking technology, network media and topologies, network devices, network management, network tools and network security.
Prerequisite: Program admission. This course provides students with classroom and laboratory experience in current and emerging network technology. Topics include basic network concepts, basic network device configuration, network protocols and models, network access, Ethernet and access control, end to end communications, IPv4 and IPv6 addressing and subnetting, fundamental application services, security, and network performance.
Choose One Specialization (16 hours)
CISCO Exploration Specialization (16 hours)
The goal is to develop an understanding of how a router learns about remote networks and networks and determines the best path to those networks. Topics include basics of routing, static routing, dynamic routing, distance vector routing, distance vector routing, protocols, VLSM and CIDR, routing table in-depth, link state routing, and link state routing protocols.
The goal is to develop an understanding of how switches are interconnected and configured to provide network access to LAN users. This course also teaches how to integrate wireless devices into a LAN. Topics include LAN design, basic switch concepts and configuration, VLAN concepts and configuration, VTP concepts and configuration, STP concepts and configuration, Inter-VLAN routing, and basic wireless concepts and configuration.
Provides students with classroom and laboratory experience in current and emerging network technology. Topics include: introduction to WANs, WAN protocols, basic network security and ACLs, remote access, IP addressing services, and network troubleshooting.
and one of the following (4 hours)
Prerequisite: Program admission. This course provides students with classroom and laboratory experience in current and emerging network technology. Topics include basic network concepts, basic network device configuration, network protocols and models, network access, Ethernet and access control, end to end communications, IPv4 and IPv6 addressing and subnetting, fundamental application services, security, and network performance.
Microsoft Specialization (16 hours)
CIST
2411
4
Provides the ability to implement, administrator, and troubleshoot Windows Professional Client as a desktop operating system in any network environment.
Provides students with knowledge and skills necessary to install, configure, manage, support and administer Windows Server. Topics include server deployment, server management, monitor and maintain servers, application and data provisioning, and business continuity and high availability.
Provides students with knowledge and skills necessary to install, configure, manage, support and administer a Microsoft network infrastructure.
CIST
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4