Computer Information Sciences Program

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The Network & Computer Technology Program will prepare students for entry and high level positions within the high-tech industry of digital switching and networking. Students will learn how to use networking technologies to provide data, voice, image, and video communications in the business industry and education. The curriculum will also help prepare students for a career path towards and entry-level technical position in: help desk support, PC repair/installation, cabling installer, network administrator, system integrator, product support, system designer, system analyst, and Cisco CCNA

Mission

The mission of the Network & Computer Technology Program at South Suburban College is to deliver a comprehensive education to our students to prepare them for entry-level positions in the field of computer science and provide promotional opportunities for those already working in the industry. Students are prepared to take several industry recognized certification exams.

Our vision is to provide students with a clear understanding of hardware and software system technologies in the field of computer science. Students will be better prepared to continue on to a four year university or enhance their job opportunities.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

Through quality instruction from faculty and input from the Advisory Board Committee, the following goals have been established for the Computer Information Science Program:

  • learn how to use networking technologies to provide data, voice, image, and video communications in the business.
  • prepare for a career path towards an entry and level technical position in: help desk support, PC repair/installation, cabling installer, network administrator, system integrator, product support, system designer, system analyst, and Cisco CCNA.
  • gain valuable on-the-job work experience in networking and computer technology by completing an internship within a professional office environment.

The AAS degree program will prepare for entry and high level positions within the high tech industry of digital switching and networking. Students will learn how to use networking technologies to provide data, voice, image, and video communications in business, industry, and education.

The curriculum will also help prepare students for a career path towards an entry level technical position in: help desk support, PC repair/installation, cabling installer, network administrator, system integrator, product support, system designer, system analyst, and Cisco CCNA.

Network & Computer Technology Associate Degree (CIS.AAS.NETWORK)

Overview for College Success Credits
OCS 121 Overview for College Success 1
Overview for College Success (OCS 121) is a class that will help you plan and assist you in becoming a better student and support you in your work/life balance. OCS 121 credit is not calculated in the course minimum credit totals listed in this section.
Cluster 1 Credits
ENG 101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
MIS 101 Computer Literacy and Applications 3
CIS 112 Computer Math 3
CIS 130 Voice, Data, Video, and Fiber Cabling 3
GROUP II Humanities Elective 3
Cluster 2 Credits
CIS 132 Cisco IT Essentials v5 A+ Certification 4
CIS 180 Net + Certification 3
MIS 190 Windows 8 Workstations 3
SPE 108 Oral Communications 3
MIS 102 Computer Logic 3
Cluster 3 Credits
CIS 120 Cisco Exploration CCNA – Network Fundamentals 1st 8-week 4
CIS 125 Cisco Exploration CCNA – Routing Protocols & Concepts 2nd 8-week 3
MIS 185 Windows Server 2012 Administration 3
MIS 104 BASIC/Visual Basic 3
GROUP III Social and Behavioral Science Elective 3
Cluster 4 Credits
CIS 220 Cisco Exploration CCNA – LAN Switching and Wireless 3rd 8-week 3
CIS 225 Cisco Exploration CCNA – WAN 4th 8-week 3
CIS 228 Virtualized Computers 3
MIS 213 Computer Information Security 3
BLW 204 Cyber Law, Legal Issues in Cyber Space 3
CIS 296 CIS Internship 3
Minimum for Degree: 65
Recommended Electives: All CIS courses not taken to fulfill a core requirement or specialization and: Credits
CIS 130 Voice, Data, Video, and Fiber Cabling 3
MIS 185 Windows Server Administration 3
CIS 228 Virtualized Computers 4
MIS 212 Visual C# Programming 3
MIS 213 Computer Information Security 3
MIS 214 Visual BASIC Programming 3
MIS 216 JAVA Programming Introduction 3
ACC 230 Information Management 3
OAT 132 Access 3
OAT 143 Excel 3
MIS 299 Selected Topics in Computer Systems
CIS 296 Topics in Computer Technology
Other Courses as approved by Program Coordinator 3

Computer Information Sciences Certificates

South Suburban College offers a variety of basic certificates designed to provide specialized training in specific areas. The following basic certificate is now available. For further information, contact your academic advisor or counselor. Requirements for a basic certificate are less than 30 hours.

Basic Certificates

CISCO Network Technician (CIS.BASIC.NETSPEC) Credits
Both Local and Wide Area Networking skills are needed by all sectors of the computer and business industry. This certificate draws together courses that will equip students to excel in this competitive job market.
MIS 101 Computer Literacy and Applications 3
MIS 110 Microsoft Windows Operating System 3
CIS 180 Net + Certification 3
CIS 120 Cisco CCNA – Networking Fundamentals 4
CIS 125 Cisco CCNA – Routing Protocols and Concepts 3
CIS 220 Cisco CCNA – LANS Switching and Wireless 3
CIS 225 Cisco CCNA – Access the WAN 3
CIS 132 Cisco IT Essentials v5 A+ Certification 4
Total Credit Hours: 26
A+ Technician Prep (CIS.BASIC.APLUS) Credits
CIS 132 Cisco IT Essentials v5 A+ Certification 4
MIS 101 Computer Literacy and Applications 3
MIS 102 Computer Logic 3
MIS 104 BASIC/Visual BASIC 3
MIS 111 UNIX/LINUX Operating System 3
Total Credit Hours 17
Cabling Technician (CIS.BASIC) Credits
MIS 101 Computer Literacy and Applications 3
CIS 130 Voice, Data, Video, and Fiber Cabling 3
Total Credit Hours 6