Computer Information Systems - Network Administration

Program Info

Year Established
2003
Program Code
CISPNETWRK.AAS
Degree Type
Associate in Applied Science
Office Contact
School of Business, Entrepreneurship & Professional Development: 313-845-9645, bepdinfo@hfcc.edu, Technology Bldg, Room: E-211
Faculty Contact
Brent Fulton: 313-845-6226, brent@hfcc.edu, Technology Bldg, Room: E-162I

Program Description

Description

Covers a wide range of topics within the computer networking and system administration fields. Included within the program are Cisco CCNA courses covering the setup and configuration of switches, routers, VLAN’s, VPN’s, and WANs. Security, Wireless LANs, Voice over IP and OS Virtualization courses are also required. Microsoft Windows Server and Unix/Linux are the two main network server operating systems that students perform various administrative tasks including installation, configuration, user account creation, file system security, DNS, DHCP, network printing and performance monitoring just to mention a few. Students may also focus on computer repair and operating systems troubleshooting.

Program Learning Outcomes
  • Install, maintain, and administer Windows Server operating system.
  • Develop the programming logic required for system scripts.
  • Interface with the Unix/Linux operating system, including the vi editor, file management, and shell scripting.
  • Install, maintain, and administer the Unix/Linux operating system.
  • Develop a comprehensive security plan and create security policies to mitigate network vulnerabilities.
  • Design, implement, and document a comprehensive network environment.
  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot network devices.
Career Opportunities
  • PC Software Installation
  • PC Hardware Installation
  • Network Administration
  • Computer Network Support Specialist
  • Network Control and Systems Technician
  • LAN/WAN Technician
Transfer Colleges
Davenport University
Ferris State University
Lawrence Technological University
Registry / Certification / Licensure Exam Information

Prepares students for a number of Industry Certification Exams, including Comp-TIA A+, Comp-TIA Network+, Comp-TIA Security+, Microsoft Windows Server Administration (MCP), and Cisco Systems Certified Network Associate (CCNA). These certification tests are administered at HFC's M-TEC Center, 3601 Schafer Rd., Dearborn, MI 48126, 313-317-6600. Payment and scheduling of these exams are through the Pearson-Vue Web site (http://www.pearsonvue.com).

General Education

Category 7
Complete any additional General Education course.
Credit Hours
3.00

Degree-Specific Requirements

Program Requirements

Required Support Courses
Course name Credit Hours
7.00
ENG-131: Introduction to College Writing 3.00
3.00
3.00
Credit Hours: 16
Minimum Total Credit Hours
67.00