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Network Administration with Cybersecurity Associate of Applied Science


  • Academic Year: 2019-2020
  • Division / Department: Business Programs / Computer Information Systems & Multimedia
  • Degree Code: CIS.NETADM.AAS
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Today's computer power comes from networking an array of computers and computerized devices. The Network Administration A.A.S. degree was created to meet the demand for network specialists.

McLennan courses prepare students to take the Microsoft Certification Professional and Microsoft Certified System Administrator (MCSA) exams. McLennan is a Microsoft Academic Alliance partner.

McLennan is also a CISCO Local Academy. There is a four-course sequence that covers the competencies on the CISCO Certified Network Administrator (CCNA) exam.

Semester I

COSC 1301 Introduction to Computing 3 hours
ITSY 1342 Information Technology Security 6
This course prepares students for the DoD Approved 8570 Baseline CompTia Security+ Certification.
3 hours
ENGL 1301 Composition I or
ENGL 2311 Technical & Business Writing
3 hours
ITCC 1314 CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks 3
MCC is a local CISCO Academy. This is one of four courses leading up to the CISCO Certified Network Administrator certification.
3 hours
ITSC 1305 Introduction to PC Operating Systems 3 hours
15 hours

Semester II

ITSC 1316 Linux Installation and Configuration 7
This course prepares students for the CompTia Linux+ Core Professional Certification (two exams).
3 hours
ITCC 1340 CCNA 2: Routing and Switching Essentials 3
MCC is a local CISCO Academy. This is one of four courses leading up to the CISCO Certified Network Administrator certification.
3 hours
Mathematics (college-level) or
Natural Sciences elective 5
See General Education Requirements.
3 hours
ITSC 1325 Personal Computer Hardware 1, 9
This course may be eligible for articulation through the statwide ATC program. Please check with your high school counselor for more information.
This course prepares students for the DoD Approved 8570 Baseline Comptia A+ Hardware Certification
3 hours
ITSY 2342 Incident Response and Handling 8
This course prepares students for the DoD Approved 8570 Baseline CompTia CySA+ Certification.
3 hours
15 hours

Semester III

ITCC 2312 CCNA 3: Scaling Networks 3
MCC is a local CISCO Academy. This is one of four courses leading up to the CISCO Certified Network Administrator certification.
3 hours
ITNW 1354 Implementing and Support Servers 2
This course is designed to prepare students for the exams to receive the Comptia Server+ certification.
3 hours
ITSE 2309 Database Programming 3 hours
ITSY 2359 Security Assessment & Auditing 10
This course prepares students for the Comptia PenTest+ Intermediate Cybersecurity Certification.
3 hours
ITSC 2325 Advanced Linux 7
This course prepares students for the CompTia Linux+ Core Professional Certification (two exams).
3 hours
15 hours

Semester IV

ITCC 2313 CCNA 4: Connecting Networks 3
MCC is a local CISCO Academy. This is one of four courses leading up to the CISCO Certified Network Administrator certification.
3 hours
Language, Philosophy, & Culture elective or
Creative Arts elective 5
See General Education Requirements.
3 hours
ITSY 2341 Security Management Practices 11
This course prepares students for the DoD Approved 8570 Baseline Comptia CASP Advanced Cybersecurity Certification.
3 hours
ITSC 2339 Personal Computer Help Desk or
ITSC 2386 Internship-Computer & Information Scien or
ITSY 2386 Int- Computer & Information Systems Sec. 4
This course is a Capstone course, which brings together knowledge and skills learned in other courses and applies them in decision-making situations and in completing job tasks. Check course prerequisites.
3 hours
Social/Behavioral Science elective 12
ECON recommended.
3 hours
15 hours
Total hours:60 hours

Creative Arts

ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation 3 hours
ARTS 1303 Art History I (Prehistoric to the 14th Century) 3 hours
ARTS 1304 Art History II (14th Century to the Present) 3 hours
DRAM 1310 Introduction to Theater 3 hours
DRAM 2361 History of Theater I 3 hours
DRAM 2362 History of Theater II 3 hours
HUMA 1315 Fine Arts Appreciation 3 hours
MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation 3 hours
MUSI 1308 Music Literature I 3 hours
MUSI 1309 Music Literature II 3 hours
MUSI 1310 American Music 3 hours

Language, Philosophy, & Culture

ENGL 2321 British Literature 3 hours
ENGL 2322 British Literature I 3 hours
ENGL 2323 British Literature II 3 hours
ENGL 2326 American Literature 3 hours
ENGL 2327 American Literature I: Up to the Civil War 3 hours
ENGL 2328 American Literature II: Civil War to the Present 3 hours
ENGL 2331 World Literature 3 hours
ENGL 2332 World Literature I: Up to the 17th Century 3 hours
ENGL 2333 World Literature II: 17th Century to the Present 3 hours
ENGL 2341 Forms of Literature 3 hours
FREN 2311 Intermediate French I 3 hours
GERM 2311 Intermediate German I 3 hours
HUMA 1301 Introduction to Humanities I 3 hours
HUMA 1302 Introduction to Humanities II 3 hours
PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy 3 hours
PHIL 1304 Introduction to World Religions 3 hours
PHIL 2306 Introduction to Ethics 3 hours
SPAN 2311 Intermediate Spanish I 3 hours
SGNL 2301 Intermediate ASL I 3 hours

Math

MATH 1314 College Algebra 3 hours
MATH 1316 Plane Trigonometry 3 hours
MATH 1324 Mathematics for Business & Social Sciences 3 hours
MATH 1325 Calculus for Business & Social Sciences 3 hours
MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning) 3 hours
MATH 1342 Elementary Statistical Methods 3 hours
MATH 1350 Mathematics for Teachers I (Fundamentals of Mathematics I) 3 hours
MATH 1351 Mathematics for Teachers II (Fundamentals of Mathematics II) 3 hours
MATH 1442 Elementary Statistical Methods 4 hours
MATH 2305 Discrete Mathematics 3 hours
MATH 2318 Linear Algebra 3 hours
MATH 2320 Differential Equations 3 hours
MATH 2412 Pre-Calculus Mathematics 4 hours
MATH 2413 Calculus I 4 hours
MATH 2414 Calculus II 4 hours
MATH 2415 Calculus III 4 hours

Natural Sciences

BIOL 1406 Biology for Science Majors I 4 hours
BIOL 1407 Biology for Science Majors II 4 hours
BIOL 1408 Biology for Non-Science Majors I 4 hours
BIOL 1411 General Botany 4 hours
BIOL 1413 General Zoology 4 hours
BIOL 2401 Anatomy & Physiology I 4 hours
BIOL 2402 Anatomy & Physiology II 4 hours
BIOL 2404 Anatomy & Physiology (specialized) 4 hours
BIOL 2420 Microbiology for Non-Science Majors 4 hours
CHEM 1405 Introductory Chemistry I 4 hours
CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I 4 hours
CHEM 1412 General Chemistry II 4 hours
ENVR 1101 Environmental Science I (lab) 1 hours
ENVR 1301 Environmental Science I (lecture) 3 hours
ENVR 1102 Environmental Science II (lab) 1 hours
ENVR 1302 Environmental Science II - Lecture 3 hours
ENVR 1401 Environmental Science I (lecture + lab) 4 hours
ENVR 1402 Environmental Science II 4 hours
GEOL 1101 Earth Sciences I for Non-Science Majors (lab) 1 hours
GEOL 1301 Earth Sciences I for Non-Science Majors (lecture) 3 hours
GEOL 1401 Earth Sciences I for Non-Sciences Majors (lecture + lab) 4 hours
GEOL 1403 Physical Geology (lecture + lab) 4 hours
GEOL 1404 Historical Geology (lecture + lab) 4 hours
PHYS 1401 College Physics I 4 hours
PHYS 1402 College Physics II 4 hours
PHYS 1403 Stars and Galaxies 4 hours
PHYS 1404 Solar System 4 hours
PHYS 1405 Elementary Physics I 4 hours
PHYS 1407 Elementary Physics II 4 hours
PHYS 2425 University Physics I 4 hours
PHYS 2426 University Physics II 4 hours

Social/Behavioral Science

ANTH 2351 Cultural Anthropology 3 hours
CRIJ 1301 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 hours
ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 hours
ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics 3 hours
ENGR 2308 Engineering Economics 3 hours
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3 hours
SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology 3 hours
SOCI 1306 Social Problems 3 hours
SOCI 2326 Social Psychology 3 hours
SOCW 2361 Introduction to Social Work 3 hours

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