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  Oct 23, 2017
 
 
    
2017/2018

Computer Information Systems: Networking Specialist


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(075) Associate in Applied Science

This program is designed to prepare students for employment in business, industry and government. Computer network specialists are responsible to oversee the design, administration, and security of organization network infrastructure. In addition to the training provided by the certificates for networking, networking specialist and networking professional, the degree provides a stronger background in business.

Work and Employment

Computer network specialists are employed by all sectors of the economy including the communications industry. Network professionals are employed in large and small organizations with diverse responsibilities including supervision of computer network specialists.

Special Considerations

Computer network specialists must have the following skills and aptitudes: communicate well, work under pressure, show good judgment, be systematic and accurate. A clear understanding of computer technology and internetworking is important.

Program Contacts at Sauk Valley Community College
Academic Advising, 815/835-6354;
Dr. Mary Lou Kidder, Professor of Computer Information Systems, 815/835-6358;
Kevin Megill, Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems, 815/835-6251;
Valarie Sleger, Professor of Computer Information Systems, 815/835-6388.

Major Field Requirements


*Networking Electives Semester hour(s) 15 hrs minimum

Minimum Hours for Major Field Requirement: 45


Electives


* Select a minimum of 15 hours from a recommended sequence:

 

2nd Sequence


General Education Requirements


  • Communications 6 Semester hour(s)
  • Humanities/Fine Arts 3 Semester hour(s) OR Social/Behavioral Science 3 Semester hour(s)
  • Physical/Life Science 3 Semester hour(s)
  • Mathematics (MAT 106 or higher required) 3-4 Semester hour(s)

Sem/Hrs: 15-16


SVCC Requirement - Sem/Hrs: 1


Total Hours Required for A.A.S. Degree: 61-62


Suggested Program


Second Semester - Sem/Hrs: 15


  • Humanities/Fine Arts 3 Semester hour(s) OR Social/Behavioral Science 3 Semester hour(s) OR Physical/Life Science 3 Semester hour(s)

Third Semester - Sem/Hrs: 15


  • *Networking Electives 9 Semester hour(s)
  • Physical/Life Science 3 Semester hour(s)

Fourth Semester - Sem/Hrs: 15-16


  • Mathematics (MAT 106 or higher) 3-4 Semester hour(s)
  • *Networking Electives 6 Semester hour(s)

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