Computer and Network Administration

 Program Overview

Do you enjoy taking things apart to see how they work? 

Do you like troubleshooting problems to find a solution?
Are you a computer technology junkie? 

Professional Trainer/IT Specialist

R-376
Continuing Education

Jayne Withers Ext. 220

409-944-1220

Jo Ann Palomo Ext. 317

409-944-1317

Your Pathway

Associate of Applied Science Degree Program
Computer and Network Administration

Degree Plan

Computer and Network Administration classes are offered consecutively throughout the course of the program. Students may choose to complete up to three levels of certification and/or an Associate of Applied Science degree.

 

Course Description
The Computer and Network Administration program at Galveston College is designed to provide you with an understanding of the principles of information technology, experience with techniques of information technology, and competence in the application of computer information systems. Students may pursue an occupational certificate, certificate of technology or Associate of Applied Science degree.

In the network administration Cisco specialty, emphasis is on the design, implementation and administration of local and wide area routed networks in business and industry. Students learn to administer and troubleshoot Cisco networking equipment and networking infrastructure. The Cisco courses can lead to the certifications of Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA).

Students also learn to install, maintain, repair, replace and upgrade desktop computers. This program prepares students for industry certifications such as COMPTIA A+, COMPTIA Network+ and Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA).   The Microsoft network administration specialty is designed to provide students with basic skills needed to work as a Microsoft computer network service technician.

First Year - First & Second Semesters
First Semester
ITSC 1425 Personal Computer Hardware 4
ITCC 1414 CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks or
ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies 4
ITSC 1405 Introduction to PC Operating Systems 4
ITMT 1457 Administering a Windows Server Operating System 4
      16

 

Second Semester
ITCC 1440 CCNA 2: Routing & Switching Essentials    or 4
ITMT 1458 Windows Client Operating System
ITSC 1416 Linux Installation 4
ITNW 1458 Network + 4
ITNW 2359 Web Server Support & Maintenance 3
      15
Second Year - Third & Fourth Semesters
Third Semester
ITCC 2412 CCNA 3: Scaling Networks 4
Approved Elective 4
ITSY 1300 Fundamentals of Information Security 3
ITCC 2313 CCNA 4: Connecting Networks* 3
      14

 

Fourth Semester
Speech Elective6 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
Math Elective2 3
Language, Philosophy & Culture4 or Creative Arts Elective3 3
Social & Behavioral Science Elective7 3
      15
Total Credit Hours: Associate of Applied Science
Total Semester Credit Hours in Program: 60
Level 1 Certificate Program: Basic Level
First Semester
ITSC 1425 Personal Computer Hardware 4
ITCC 1414 CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks  * or
ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies * 4
ITSC 1405 Introduction to PC Operating Systems 4
ITMT 1457 Administering a Windows Server Operating System 4
      16
Total Credit Hours: Basic Level
Total Semester Credit Hours in Program: 16

Notes:

*Identifies Capstone course

Level 1 Cert.Program: Intermediate Level: First Semester
First Semester
ITSC 1425 Personal Computer Hardware 4
ITCC 1414 CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks   or
ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies 4
ITSC 1405 Introduction to PC Operating Systems 4
ITMT 1457 Administering a Windows Server Operating System 4
      16
Level 1 Cert.Program: Intermediate Level: Second Semester
ITCC 1440 CCNA 2: Routing & Switching Essentials *   or 4
ITMT 1458 Windows Client Operating System *
ITSC 1416 Linux Installation 4
ITNW 1458 Network + 4
ITNW 2359 Web Server Support & Maintenance 3
      15
Total Credit Hours: Intermediate Level
Total Semester Credit Hours in Program:  31

Notes:

*Identifies Capstone course

Level 2 Cert. Program: Advanced Level: First Semester
First Semester
ITSC 1425 Personal Computer Hardware 4
ITCC 1414 CCNA 1 Intro to Networks   or
ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Networking Technology 4
ITSC 1405 Introduction to PC Operating Systems 4
ITMT 1457 Administration of Windows Server Operating System 4
      16
Level 2 Cert. Program: Advanced Level: Second Semester
Second Semester
ITCC 1440 CCNA 2 Routing & Switching Essentials    or 4
ITMT 1458 Windows Client Operating System
ITSC 1416 Linux Installation 4
ITNW 1458 Network + 4
ITNW 2359 Web Server Support & Maintenance 3
      15
Level 2 Cert. Program: Advanced Level: Third Semester
Third Semester
ITCC 2412 CCNA 3: Scaling Networks * 4
Approved Elective 4
ITSY 1300 Fundamentals of Information Security 3
ITCC 2313 CCNA 4: Connecting Networks 3
      14
Total Credit Hours: Advanced Level
Total Semester Credit Hours in Program: 45

Notes:

*Identifies Capstone course

Career Opportunities

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Network Specialist

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Computer Service Technician

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Field Engineer

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Customer Service Engineer

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Computer Technician

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PC/LAN Support Specialist

Employment Outlook

Computer and network system professionals on the Texas Gulf Coast earn a median salary  of $57,750 to $73,811.

Employment of network and computer systems administrators in the region is projected to grow 19 to 36 percent from 2014 to 2024. Demand for information technology workers is high and should continue to grow as firms invest in newer, faster technology and mobile networks.