Computer Information Sciences Program

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.
Semester 1 Credits
ENG 101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
MIS 110 Microsoft Windows Operating System 3
CIS 130 Voice, Data, Video, and Fiber Cabling 3
CIS 132 Cisco IT Essentials v5 A+ Certification 4
Semester 2 Credits
CIS 180 Net + Certification 3
MIS 111 Advanced Operating Systems 3
MIS 130 Data Communication and Networking 3
MIS 190 Microsoft Workstation & Networking 3
SPE 108 Oral Communication 3
GROUP II Humanities Elective 3
Semester 3 Credits
CIS 120 Cisco CCNA 1 – 1st 8wk 4
CIS 125 Cisco CCNA 2 – 2nd 8wk 4
MIS 195 Windows Server Administration 3
CIS 228 Virtualized Computers 3
MIS 104 BASIC/BASIC/Visual Basic Programming 3
GROUP IV Math or Science Elective 3
Semester 4 Credits
CIS 220 Cisco CCNA 3 – 1st 8wk 4
CIS 225 Cisco CCNA Test Prep – 2nd 8wk 2
MIS 213 Computer Information Security 3
MIS 206 Field Project I 3
GROUP III Social and Behavioral Science Elective (Online/blended offerings available) 3
Minimum for Degree: 63-64

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.

Cisco CCNA Technician (CIS.CERT.CCNATECH)
(Pending ICCB Approval)
Credits
MIS 110 Intro to Computer Technology 3
CIS 130 Voice, Data, Video, & Fiber Cabling 3
CIS 132 Cisco IT Essentials v5 A+ Certification 4
CIS 180 Net+ Certification 3
MIS 111 Advanced Operating Systems 3
MIS 130 Data Communication and Networking 3
CIS 120 Cisco CCNA 1 – 1st 8wk 4
CIS 125 Cisco CCNA 2 – 2nd 8wk 4
CIS 220 Cisco CCNA 3 – 1st 8wk 4
CIS 225 Cisco CCNA Test Prep – 2nd 8wk 2
Total Credit Hours: 33

Basic Certificates

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.

CISCO Network Technician (CIS.BASIC.NETSPEC)
Gainful Employment Information
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.
CIS 180 Net+ Certification 3
CIS 120 Cisco CCNA 1 – 1st 8wk 4
CIS 125 Cisco CCNA 2 – 2nd 8wk 4
CIS 220 Cisco CCNA 3 – 1st 8wk 4
CIS 225 Cisco CCNA Test Prep – 2nd 8wk 2
Total Credit Hours: 17
A+ Technician Prep (CIS.BASIC.APLUS)
Gainful Employment Information
Credits
MIS 101 Computer Literacy & Application 3
CIS 132 Cisco IT Essentials v5 A+ Certification 4
MIS 102 Computer Logic 3
MIS 104 BASIC/BASIC/Visual Basic Programming 3
Total Credit Hours 16
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