Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2011-2012

Local Area Network (LAN) Management

Business & Information Technology

203 Nielsen Hall

319-398-5416

www.kirkwood.edu/businessdept

Entry time

Fall, Spring or Summer

Award

Associate of Applied Science degree

2 years (4 semesters)

Certificate options available. See advisor for information.

Graduates in this program develop, build, integrate and maintain local area networks. Theory and practical hands-on experience give students basic understanding of how computers are networked.

Network administrators design and support server systems and related software, as well as provide end-user support for all LAN-based applications.

Career opportunities: network field technician, network administrator, network engineer, network marketing.

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

First Semester

CSC-110

Introduction to Computers

3

MAT-102

Intermediate Algebra

4

NET-122

Computer Hardware Basics

3

NET-190

Critical Problem Solving

1

NET-212

Cisco Networking

3

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Communication requirement

3

 

 

17

Second Semester

NET-137

Advanced PC Concepts

3

NET-174

LAN Administration

3

NET-222

Cisco Routers

3

NET-321

Windows Networking

3

NET-338

Directory Concepts

3

–––––––

Communication requirement

3

 

 

18

Third Semester

BUS-290

Employment Search and Workplace Success

1

MGT-145

Human Relations in Management

3

NET-184

Wide Area Network (WAN) Basics

2

NET-232

Cisco Switches

3

NET-400

Linux Networking

3

NET-561

Directory Administration

3

 

 

15

Fourth Semester

NET-192

Network Cabling

3

NET-323

Windows Network Management

3

NET-571

Server Configuration

3

NET-600

Network Security Basics

3

NET-680

TCP/IP for Networking

3

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Humanities elective

3

 

 

18

Total program credit hours

68

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