Network Administration and Cyber Security - IT Technician Diploma

West Burlington Campus

Curriculum Sequence

Fall Semester Course Title Credit
NET-122 Computer Hardware Basics 3
NET-142 Network Essentials 3
CIS-125 Introduction to Programming Logic with Language 3
NET-442 Linux Operating System 3
ENG-105 Composition I 3
Take 1 of 2 courses:
MAT-702 Introduction to Math Applications 3
MAT-772 Applied Math (online) 3
Semester Total: 18
Spring Semester Course Title Credit
NET-101 IT Fundamentals 1
CIS-504 Structured Systems Analysis 3
NET-261 Virtualization/Cloud Operations 3
NET-637 Network Intrusion Investigation 3
NET-314 Windows Server 4
Take 1 of 2 courses:
HUM-287 Leadership Development Studies 3
SOC-114 Conflict Resolution in the Workplace 3
Semester Total: 17
PROGRAM TOTAL: 35

NET-122 - Computer Hardware Basics

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

This course is designed to improve the student's understanding of computer hardware and peripherals. The student shall gain an ability to determine the source of elementary equipment problems and the ability to isolate problems relating to software and hardware. Through hands-on labs, the student will obtain and demonstrate knowledge of installation, configuration and repair.

NET-142 - Network Essentials

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course is designed to provide students with the background necessary to understand the local area networking information in Microsoft courses on workstations and networking. This course provides students with the information needed to build a foundation in current networking technology for local area networks, wide area networks and the Internet.

CIS-125 - Introduction to Programming Logic with Language

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

Introduction to computer programming with structured program development and module designs emphasized. Write programs related to several areas, including input/output, numerical computation, iteration, recursion, data manipulation and interactive procedures.

NET-442 - Linux Operating System

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

This course will cover the essentials of installing, configuring, maintaining, administering and troubleshooting the Linux operating system.

ENG-105 - Composition I

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A study of the principles of writing. Emphasis on rhetoric, mechanics and development of expository patterns: narration, description illustration, comparison/contrast, classification, process and cause/effect. Required for AA and AS Degrees. Prerequisite: Meet minimum test score requirements.

MAT-702 - Introduction to Math Applications

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

This course is offered to students who can profit from an applied course in mathematics and will prepare students who need to develop skills for MAT-704. It is designed as an introductory level algebra course recommended for students with one year of high school algebra. Emphasis is on the building of basic algebra skills and the application of these mathematical techniques. The course studies the relationship of geometry and algebra as they apply to various fields. This course will also cover whole numbers/decimals, integers, fractions/percents, direct measurement, basic geometric concepts/relationships, linear equations and right-triangle trigonometry. Prerequisite: MAT-052 or meet minimum placement testing requirements.

MAT-772 - Applied Math (online)

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course covers all fundamental arithmetic concepts and more routine algebraic operations. Arithmetic concepts are fractions, percentages, graphing, decimals, ratios, word problems, metrics, areas and volumes. Algebraic work includes solving simpler equations, proportions and formula rearrangement. Appropriate CPT score on math assessment or prerequisite course.

NET-101 - IT Fundamentals

Lecture: 1

Credit: 1

This course will provide students with the fundamental technical knowledge about personal computers that is needed to work efficiently in the IT career field. Upon successful completion, students will be able to setup basic workstations, including installing basic hardware and software and establishing network connectivity and troubleshoot compatibility issues. It will also assist the students for preparing and taking the CompTIA IT Fundamentals exam. Prerequisites: NET-122 and NET-142.

CIS-504 - Structured Systems Analysis

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

This course will provide theory and practice in the complete process of systems analysis and design and the steps involved. Actual systems analysis and design lab practices will measure the student's understanding as well as provide an opportunity to apply concepts in project management. Prerequisites: ENG-105 or Instructor Approval, NET-122, NET-142, NET-442 and CIS-125.

NET-261 - Virtualization/Cloud Operations

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

This course prepares students to be able to implement, manage, and troubleshoot virtualization concepts used for desktops and servers. Students will learn to develop, manage, and maintain cloud services as well as the cloud operation concepts of SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS. This course also leads students to have the skills necessary to pass the CompTIA Cloud+ certification exam. Prerequisites: NET-142 and NET-442.

NET-637 - Network Intrusion Investigation

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

This course enables students to use penetration-testing tools and techniques that ethical hackers and security testers utilize to protect computer networks. Skills and techniques include footprinting, social engineering, port scanning, enumeration and cryptography. This course incorporates a lab component in which students practice skills designed to secure network connections and prevent attacks. Prerequisites: ENG-105, NET-142, NET-314 and NET-442, or Instructor Approval.

NET-314 - Windows Server

Lecture: 2

Lab: 4

Credit: 4

Windows Server covers the issues of setting up a client/server environment using Windows Server software. The course begins with file server basics. Determining the cost of a network and choosing appropriate network hardware are included. Students will receive hands-on experience in preparing client computers, installing Windows Server software and setting up a complete client/server environment. They will learn how to configure a domain environment with DNS/DHCP, and remote access. There will be hands-on troubleshooting in the labs. Prerequisites: NET-122 and NET-142.

HUM-287 - Leadership Development Studies

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course is designed to provide emerging and existing leaders the opportunity to explore the concept of leadership and to develop and improve their leadership skills. The course integrates readings from the humanities, experiential exercises, films/videos and contemporary readings on leadership.

SOC-114 - Conflict Resolution in the Workplace

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Conflict Resolution in the Workplace will study conflict resolution theories and applications in the workplace. The course will provide students with the opportunity to develop their own effective interpersonal conflict resolution skills as well as skills needed to help employees resolve their conflicts with one another and the skills needed to negotiate contracts. Students will also be introduced to theories and skills needed to apply culturally sensitive principles to conflict resolution.

David Makuta - Instructor, (319) 208-5137

Email: dmakuta@scciowa.edu
AAS, Lincoln Land Community College
BS, University of Illinois - Springfield

Brenda Wamsley - Associate Professor, (319) 208-5195

Email: bwamsley@scciowa.edu
Diploma, Indian Hills Community College
AAS, Southeastern Community College
BGS, Western Illinois University
MS, Western Governors University