Information Technology C.A.

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Information Technology C.A.

Department: Computer Science

Total Credit Hours: 35 credits

Approved Courses

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Subject Course Title Credits
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
Elective BTC/CPT103 Microcomputer Applications 3
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

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.

Occupation Overview

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.

Salary Outlook

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.

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Garrett Foster,
Program Chair
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Office Location
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8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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