Catalog year 2016/2017
 

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Prepares students for entry-level positions in the network engineering field.

Information Technology - Option II: Network Engineer Curriculum Pathway by Catalog Year

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Andy Yao
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Doree Lynn Miles
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  • Students must complete their credit English and Mathematics within the first 24 credits.
  • One general education course must meet the cultural competence graduation requirement. 
  • CORE: The General Education CORE is that foundation of the higher education curriculum providing a coherent intellectual experience for all students. Students should check with an advisor or the transfer institution (ARTSYS) before selecting General Education CORE requirements. http://artsys.usmd.edu/
 
Course  Credits
English
 
EN 101–English Composition 3
Mathematics
 
Mathematics Elective (GenEd course list) (MA 206 recommended) 3/4
Social & Behavioral Sciences
 
 Social Science Elective (GenEd course list) (HS 102 recommended)  3
Arts & Humanities
 
Humanities Elective (GenEd course list) (PH 208 or PH 101 recommended) 3
Communications Elective (GenEd course list) (CMSP 105 recommended) 3
Biological & Physical Sciences
 
 Biological & Physical Sciences Elective (GenEd course list) 3/4
Interdisciplinary & Emerging Issues
 
Wellness Elective (HE 201 recommended) 3
PE/Health Requirement (HE 201 satisfies this requirement) 1/3
Departmental Requirements
 
BU 281–Global Awareness in the Work Environment 3
CIS 111M–PC Operating Systems 3
CIS 106–Introduction to Object Design & Programming 3
CIS 203–Systems Analysis & Design 3
CIS 212–PC Repair & Diagnostics 3
CIS 179–Cybersecurity Fundamentals  or
CIS 218–Information Security and Assurance

3
CIS 190–Cisco 1 Network Fundamentals 3
CIS 191–Cisco 2 Routing Technologies 3
CIS 192–Cisco 3 Switching Technologies 3
CIS 193–Cisco 4 WAN Technologies   3
Electives  Select nine (9) credits from the following:
INTR 103, CIS 111K, CIS 111L, CIS 170, CIS 179, CIS 180, or any CIS 200-level course

9
Total 60

Students holding CompTIA A+ Certification may be awarded 6 credits (CIS
111M and CIS 212). Students holding CompTIA Network+ Certification may be
awarded 3 credits (CIS 180). Students holding CompTIA Security+ Certification
may be awarded 3 credits (CIS 170). Students holding CCNA Certification may
be awarded 12 credits (CIS 190, CIS191, CIS 192, and CIS 193).
The Network Engineer Certificate prepares students with the knowledge and skills required to implement and maintain a defined network. Graduates will be able to configure, maintain, and troubleshoot network devices using network tools as well as analyze network traffic to make solution recommendations. This certificate also prepares graduates for Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) professional certification.
 
 
Course Credits
Departmental Requirements  
CIS 106 Object Design & Programming             3
CIS 190 Cisco 1 Networking Fundamentals                                          3
CIS 191 Cisco 2 Router Technologies               3
CIS 192 Cisco 3 Switching Technologies           3
CIS 193 Cisco 4 WAN Technologies                 3
Complete one of the following courses:  
CIS 170 Security Fundamentals  
CIS 210 Data Communications & Networking  
CIS 224 Wireless Communications                   3
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By the completion of this program, students will be able to:
  1. Prepare a networking plan and identify problem requirements that demonstrate understanding of administrative and technical needs.
  2. Analyze alternative networking solutions to determine the optimal result.
  3. Design and document networking solution that solves the requirements.
  4. Integrate hardware, software, networking technologies and security models that facilitate project outcomes.
  5. Maintain the hardware, software, networking technologies and security implementation of an existing network.