|General Education Requirements (13 credits)|
|Mathematics||MAT 098 or higher||Beginning Algebra||4|
|Communication||ENG 101 or||English Composition I||3|
|ENG 102 or||English Composition II|
|ENG 115 or||Technical Writing|
|ENG 125 or||Business Writing|
|COM 101 or||Oral Communications|
|COM 106 or||Public Speaking|
|COM 110||Interpersonal Communication|
|Social Science||HIS 101 or||US History to 1877||3|
|HIS 102 or||US History Since 1877|
|HIS 115 or||US History Since 1945|
|HIS 270 or||History of Missouri|
|POL 101 or||American Government|
|POL 102||State & Local Government|
|Core Course Requirements (22 credits)|
|IT 100||IT Technical Support||3|
|IT 110||Microsoft Technologies I||3|
|IT 130||Introduction to Linux||3|
|IT 151||CCNA1 (Introduction to Networks)||4|
|IT 299||Topics in Information Technology||3|
|IT 140||Programming for System Administrators||3|
|IT 170||Security Fundamentals||3|
|Total Required Hours: 35 credits|
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Information Technology C.A.
Applying is easy! We have an open-admission policy, which means if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent, you’re in and we can’t wait to see you in the halls.
Information Technology C.A.
Department: Computer Science
Total Credit Hours: 35 credits
What Is Computer Networking?
Computer networking is an engineering discipline that aims to study and analyze communication among various computing devices or computer systems that are linked, or networked together to exchange information and share resources.
Computer network professionals help manage the flow of information between two or more linked computers. They install and test computer and communications media, hardware and software and assist network administrators in the operations of computer hardware, software and communication devices that link computers and remote terminals.
They install, test and debug new network software and hardware. They write documentation and instructions for proper use of the network and help users who need guidance or run into problems.
They help network managers in the evaluation of new applications for use on the network and help install and test software that protects the security of information stored in a network system. They evaluate and install software to guard against computer viruses.
In Missouri, computer network administrators earn an average of $77,160 per year and computer network support specialists earn an average of $57,430 per year.
Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Computer Networking Careers
SCC graduates are employed in a broad range of careers including, but not limited to: computer network engineer, network security specialist, network security administrator, network security engineer, information systems security manager, systems security administrator, data security analyst and chief security officer.