Program Details

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree with a specialization in Network Administration can give you a broad and comprehensive overview of the parameters, procedures and expectations for a network administrator working in the industry today.

You Can Learn How to:

  • Summarize details of essential computer concepts
  • Use an operating system interface to access, add, troubleshoot and configure hardware and manage files
  • Implement a relational database management system utilizing the concepts of database design and data modeling
  • Develop business applications using programming languages, tools and software development methodologies
  • Assess, design, manage and implement computer networks
  • Understand the fundamental components and terminology used while working with network systems
  • Collaborate with other individuals in solving system problems, creating new systems, and engaging in the type of team-centered work common to a job in this field
  • Learn to apply principles from mathematics and computer science to the process of building and maintaining system networks
  • Evaluate and analyze existing network systems to identify problems, develop solutions and gain real-world experience in the current challenges facing network administrators
  • Develop mastery of the abilities, limits and specific characteristics of a wide variety of network systems currently in use around the world

Requirements

General Education

ENG 106 English Composition I

4.5

ENG 107 English Composition II

1.5

HIST 105 U.S. History

4.5

HUMA 205 Art Appreciation

4.5

MATH 133 College Algebra

4.5

MATH 233 Survey of Calculus

4.5

PRES 111 Presentation Essentials

4.5

SSCI 206 Aspects of Psychology

4.5

SCIE 206 Biology

4.5

SCIE 207 Biology Lab

4.5

SCIE 210 Environmental Science

4.5

SCIE 211 Environmental Science Lab

4.5

General Education Electives (1)

4.5

Total Credit Hours: 52.5

 

General Electives

General Electives -Upper and Lower Division
Total Credit Hours: 22.5

 

Lower Division Core

COMP 101 Introduction to Computers

4.5

COMP 102 Introduction to Computers Lab

1.5

ITCO 101 Discovering Information Technology

4.5

ITCO 103 Introduction to Computer and Network Hardware

4.5

ITCO 105 Information Technology and Society

4.5

ITCO 211 Introduction to Operating Systems

4.5

ITCO 221 Fundamentals of Programming and Logic

4.5

ITCO 231 Introduction to Databases

4.5

ITCO 251 Network Infrastructure Basics

4.5

Total Credit Hours: 37.5

Upper Division Core

ITCO 321 Data Structures and Implementation

4.5

ITCO 361 Information Technology Security

4.5

ITCO 381 Introduction to Web Systems and Media

4.5

ITCO 391 Human/Computer Interfaces and Interactions

4.5

ITSD 322 Object Oriented Application Development I

4.5

Total Credit Hours: 22.5

Network Administration

ITCO 299Comprehensive IT Project

4.5

ITCO 341Applications of Discrete Mathematics and Statistics in IT

4.5

ITCO 425System Architecture and Integration

4.5

ITCO 498Program Capstone for IT

4.5

ITNA 353Routing and Switching

4.5

ITNA 355Advanced Routing and Switching

4.5

ITNA 357Network Security Management

4.5

ITNA 359Special Topics in Network Administration

4.5

ITNA 455Enterprise Networking

4.5

ITNA 457Specialized Network Administration

4.5

At AIU, more of the courses you take, on average, are devoted to your field of interest than at other similar schools. Your classes may include:

Enterprise Networking

This course reviews the design and components of LAN and WAN systems. The implementation and deployment of network topologies using the necessary network hardware and software systems at the enterprise level will also be covered. Topics in this course may include network configurations, networking hardware, network operating systems, network management issues, and network communication.

Network Security Management

This network security course provides information about mechanisms used to protect data from attack through investigation of network asset threats and vulnerabilities. Topics may include access control types and methods; basic and advanced network security; securing hosts, applications, and data; malware and social engineering; managing risk; cryptography; business continuity; and security policies.

Routing and Switching

This course provides an overview of routing and switching in network operations. Topics to be covered may include the role of switches and routers in network topologies and architectures, collisions and network congestion, the role of routers and switches in minimizing collisions, switching protocols and interswitch communications, switching and routing processes, switch operating systems, and switch management issues.

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