Students will be prepared for careers dealing with network software systems analysis, planning and implementation to create, manage and support networks. Students will gain the necessary skills to analyze network system needs for design, installation, maintenance and management of network software systems. Skills acquired will assist students in preparing to take industry certification exams.

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Program Admission Requirements

  • High School Diploma/GED not required, but highly recommended
  • ENG-0995 Applied College Literacies or appropriate score on English Placement Test. 
  • MATH-0955 Beginning Algebra or qualified Math Placement.

Other Information

  • Non-degree students may enroll for individual courses, providing they meet the course-specific prerequisites

Program Learning Outcomes

This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  1. Communicate effectively utilizing verbal, written and presentation skills in-person, on the phone, and via the Internet with all levels in the organization.
  2. Communicate appropriately with diverse audiences to provide high level customer service to internal and external constituents.
  3. Work independently and effectively within a team to meet the needs of the organization.
  4. Operate within diverse business cultures with professionalism, integrity and accountability.
  5. Demonstrate ethical behavior and recognize legal issues.
  6. Adapt to change within their profession by demonstrating a commitment to continuous learning and the flexibility to deal with different requirements from different clients with a wide range of personality styles and prior computer knowledge.
  7. Plan, organize, and prioritize tasks in order to meet project deadlines.
  8. Apply analytical, critical and creative thinking and problem solving/troubleshooting techniques to develop effective information technology solutions in the context of business needs.
  9. Apply fundamental concepts of computer hardware, operating systems, business applications, networking, security, backup and recovery procedures to troubleshoot, maintain and support PC hardware and software to ensure an efficient and effective operation.
  10. Apply principles of networking software to design, install, configure, and maintain secure, fault tolerant operation within a server based network environment, including local and remote access.
  11. Sit for A+, Network +, Security + and MCP Certification Exams.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
Summer StartCredit Hours
EET-1015 Introduction to Computer Maintenance and Repair 3
IT-1025 Information Technology Concepts for Programmers 3
Select one of the following: 3
Computer Applications
Honors Computer Applications
 Credit Hours9
First Semester
EET-1035 Operating Systems and Software for PC Technicians 4
EET-1055 Computer Hardware Support 4
IT-1050 Programming Logic 3
ITNT-2300 Networking Fundamentals 3
 Credit Hours14
Second Semester
ITNT-2320 Network Administration I 3
IT-2750 Scripting Fundamentals for Cybersecurity 3
Arts and Humanities/Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement 3
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition I
Honors College Composition I
 Credit Hours12
Third Semester
BADM-1020 Introduction to Business 3
ITNT-2370 Network Security Fundamentals 3
ITNT-2380 Linux Administration 3
MATH-1xxx1000-level MATH course or higher 3
Select one of the following: 3
Fundamentals of Speech Communication
Honors Speech Communication
 Credit Hours15
Fourth Semester
BADM-1050 Professional Success Strategies 3
ITNT-2990 Networking Capstone 3
ITXX-2xxx2000 level ITNT elective 1-3
Natural and Physical Sciences requirement 3
 Credit Hours10-12
 Total Credit Hours60-62

Electives

IT-2760Introduction to Digital Forensics3
ITNT-2814Special topics: AWS Cloud Foundations3
ITNT-2815Cloud Computing Fundamentals3.00
ITNT-2310TCP/IP3
ITNT-2420Network Administration II3
IT-2830Cooperative Field Experience1-3

MATH-1140, MATH-1141, MATH-1200, MATH-1270, and MATH-1280 can no longer count towards fulfilling the college-level mathematics requirement.  These courses were re-classified as developmental mathematics by the state of Ohio in 2016.  Tri-C established a 5-year transitioning window for students who had completed these courses prior to 2016 to apply them towards meeting graduation requirements, which expired in Summer 2021. It is highly recommended to see a counselor to determine the appropriate math required for your current major.