Network and Information Technology Degree

Associate of Applied Science
Computer network interns at work

This degree program will provide you with a broad technical understanding of computer technology, networking, and security, as well as the communication skills and professionalism required of all entry-level IT professionals.

You'll develop your skills in software and hardware installation, network configuration and diagnostics, security and forensics fundamentals, and virtualization and cloud computing implementation, with more of a “hands-on” orientation focused on scenarios in which troubleshooting and tools must be applied to resolve problems.

Program Outcomes

  • Install, maintain and evaluate computer networks.

  • Describe network architecture concepts, including topology, protocols, components, and principles.

  • Demonstrate best practices in the use of lab equipment and network hardware.

  • Create a detailed plan showing the steps necessary to implement a network security system.

  • Test and configure network services, devices, and peripherals.

  • Review data and identify relevant evidence using current forensic tools.

  • Describe the evolution of cloud computing and major methods of deployment.

  • Design and implement cloud applications that can scale up on a VM (Virtual Machine and out across multiple VMs.

Program Advising

Meet with your academic advisor regularly to discuss your academic plans and make sure you are on track to graduate and/or transfer. 

Transfer Opportunities

MC has a long history of successfully preparing students for transfer to four-year institutions. See all transfer agreements

Careers

Career opportunities include network and computer systems administrator, database administrator, computer support specialist, and more.

Curriculum

Suggested Course Sequence: Network and Information Technology

A suggested course sequence for full-time students follows.

All students should review the advising guide and consult an advisor. Most courses have either assessment levels that must be met or prerequisites (courses that must be taken first). Part-time students and those who need to meet assessment levels or take prerequisite courses will take longer to complete a degree. An advisor will help make sure you are taking your courses in the right order.

All degree-seeking students must take a central group of General Education courses in English, mathematics, arts, behavioral and social sciences, humanities, and science. These courses are included in the suggested course sequence below.



Suggested Course Sequence


A suggested course sequence for full-time students follows. All students should review the Program Advising Guide and consult an advisor.

First Semester


Second Semester


Third Semester


Fourth Semester


  • NWIT 264 - Network Forensics  3 semester hours
  • Behavioral and social sciences distribution 3 semester hours (BSSD)
  • Natural sciences distribution with lab 4 semester hours (NSLD)
  • NWIT or CMSC elective 3 semester hours

* ENGL 101/ENGL 101A, if needed for ENGL 102 /ENGL 103 , or NWIT or CMSC elective.

 
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General Studies Degree

Students who major in general studies explore personal, professional, and academic areas of interest within a flexible framework supporting transfer.

Workforce Development & Continuing Education

MC offers a wide variety of noncredit classes designed to help you upgrade your skills, pursue career training, or learn something new.

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