Computer and Network Administration

Program Director/Program Coordinator
NameDaryl J. Williams
TitleComputer & Network Admin Instructor
RoomR-372
Program AreaScience & Business
Phone409-944-1393
Emaildwilliam@gc.edu
Admin SupportJo Ann Palomo Ext. 317
Student Success Coach/Advisor
Name

Jayne Withers

Ext220

 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? 

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
ITSC1425Personal Computer Hardware4
ITCC1414CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks or
ITNW1425Fundamentals of Networking Technologies4
ITSC1405Introduction to PC Operating Systems4
ITMT1457Administering a Windows Server Operating System4
   16

 

Second Semester
ITCC1440CCNA 2: Routing & Switching Essentials    or4
ITMT1458Windows Client Operating System
ITSC1416Linux Installation4
ITNW1458Network +4
ITNW2359Web Server Support & Maintenance3
   15
Second Year - Third & Fourth Semesters
Third Semester
ITCC2412CCNA 3: Scaling Networks4
Approved Elective4
ITSY1300Fundamentals of Information Security3
ITCC2313CCNA 4: Connecting Networks*3
   14

 

Fourth Semester
Speech Elective63
ENGL1301Composition I3
Math Elective23
Language, Philosophy & Culture4 or Creative Arts Elective33
Social & Behavioral Science Elective73
   15
Total Credit Hours: Associate of Applied Science

Total Semester Credit Hours in Program: 60

Level 1 Certificate Program: Basic Level
First Semester
ITSC1425Personal Computer Hardware4
ITCC1414CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks  * or
ITNW1425Fundamentals of Networking Technologies *4
ITSC1405Introduction to PC Operating Systems4
ITMT1457Administering a Windows Server Operating System4
   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
ITSC1425Personal Computer Hardware4
ITCC1414CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks   or
ITNW1425Fundamentals of Networking Technologies4
ITSC1405Introduction to PC Operating Systems4
ITMT1457Administering a Windows Server Operating System4
   16
Level 1 Cert.Program: Intermediate Level: Second Semester
ITCC1440CCNA 2: Routing & Switching Essentials *   or4
ITMT1458Windows Client Operating System *
ITSC1416Linux Installation4
ITNW1458Network +4
ITNW2359Web Server Support & Maintenance3
   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
ITSC1425Personal Computer Hardware4
ITCC1414CCNA 1 Intro to Networks   or
ITNW1425Fundamentals of Networking Technology4
ITSC1405Introduction to PC Operating Systems4
ITMT1457Administration of Windows Server Operating System4
   16
Level 2 Cert. Program: Advanced Level: Second Semester
Second Semester
ITCC1440CCNA 2 Routing & Switching Essentials    or4
ITMT1458Windows Client Operating System
ITSC1416Linux Installation4
ITNW1458Network +4
ITNW2359Web Server Support & Maintenance3
   15
Level 2 Cert. Program: Advanced Level: Third Semester
Third Semester
ITCC2412CCNA 3: Scaling Networks *4
Approved Elective4
ITSY1300Fundamentals of Information Security3
ITCC2313CCNA 4: Connecting Networks3
   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

W

Computer Service Technician

W

Field Engineer

W

Customer Service Engineer

W

Computer Technician

W

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.