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  • CIT 1100 
    IT Fundamentals

    2 credit hours

    Students will develop a broad understanding in all areas of Information Technology. Students will be introduced to computer hardware and software concepts, infrastructure, software development and databases. Students will also learn hardware and software installation, basic network connectivity, identification and prevention of basic security risks. This course will prepare students for the CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ certification exam. (1 lecture hour, 2 lab hours)

  • CIT 1111 
    Computer and Hardware Maintenance

    3 credit hours

    Covers aspects of hardware support relating to computers including system troubleshooting, processor, system board, memory, input/output devices, networking and multimedia. Prepares student for CompTIA A+ exam. Prerequisite: Computer and Information Technology 1100 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or consent of instructor. (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • CIT 1112 
    Computer Operating Systems

    3 credit hours

    Course explores Microsoft Windows Operating System usage along with an overview of MacOS, Linux & Virtualization. Prepares the student for the CompTIA A+ exam Prerequisite: Computer and Information Technology 1100 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor. (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • CIT 1113 
    Advanced Computer Maintenance Tools

    2 credit hours

    Covers advanced system maintenance with emphasis on maintaining and repairing computers, data recovery, system restore, cabling, soldering, malicious software detection and removal. Prerequisite: Computer and Information Technology 1111 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent and Computer and Information Technology 1112 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or CompTIA A+ Certification or consent of instructor. (1 lecture hour, 2 lab hours)

  • CIT 1114 
    Apple Mac Operating Systems

    3 credit hours

    Introduction to configuring and maintaining the Apple Macintosh Operating System (MacOS). Troubleshooting, configuration and upgrading of Apple Mac operating systems will be covered. Prerequisite: Computer and Information Technology 1111 and Computer and Information Technology 1112, both with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor. (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • CIT 1116 
    Network Essentials

    3 credit hours

    Course covers principles of wired and wireless network devices, configuration, and data network systems operation. Technologies such as mobile, cloud, and virtualization are also covered in this course. It also prepares the student for the CompTIA Network+ certification exam. Completion of Computer and Information Technology 1100 is recommended. (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • CIT 1120 
    Network Addressing Fundamentals

    2 credit hours

    Introduction to numbering systems used in computers and networking systems. Binary, Hexadecimal, Subnetting, Variable Length Subnet Masks (VLSM), Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR), Supernetting, Internet Protocol versions will be covered. Preparation for Cisco CCENT or CCNA. (2 lecture hours, 1 lab hour)

  • CIT 1121 
    Introduction to Networks

    3 credit hours

    Introduction to fundamentals of networking. Highlighting practical and conceptual skills required to understand current and emerging technologies. Outlining basic networking technologies including OSI model, TCP/IP model, networking devices, media types, and network addressing schemes. Basic configuration of routers and switches. Preparation for Cisco CCENT and CCNA Certification. Completion of Computer and Information Technology 1120 or equivalent is recommended prior to enrollment. (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • CIT 1122 
    Routing and Switching Essentials

    3 credit hours

    Survey of network architecture and operations of routers and switches in a networked environment. Learn to configure and analyze routers and switches. Contrast and implement routing and switching operations. Preparation for Cisco CCENT and CCNA. Prerequisite: Computer and Information Technology 1121 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor. (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • CIT 1123 
    Scaling Networks

    3 credit hours

    Administration of network architecture and operations of routers and switches in larger complex environments. Learn to configure, analyze and troubleshoot routers and switches in an advanced complex environment. Preparation for Cisco CCNA. Prerequisite: Computer and Information Technology 1122 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor. (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • CIT 1124 
    Connecting Networks

    3 credit hours

    Learn and apply practical skills required to configure, implement, and troubleshoot advanced networks. Identify Wide Area Network (WAN) technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex network. Prerequisite: Computer and Information Technology 1123 or equivalent or consent of instructor. (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • CIT 1125 
    Network Design Fundamentals

    3 credit hours

    Design of network infrastructures and services with emphasis on network design principles, theory, and management. Course focuses on designing basic campus, data center, security, voice, and wireless networks. After completion of this course students will be prepared for Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA) certification. Prerequisite: Computer and Information Technology 1124 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor. (3 lecture hours)

  • CIT 1612 
    Windows PC Desktop Operating Systems

    3 credit hours

    Introduction to Windows operating system support. Topics include install, upgrade, migrate Windows operating system, and configuration of hardware and software applications. Prepares students for Microsoft Certified Solution Associate (MCSA) certifications. (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • CIT 1613 
    Enterprise PC Support Technician

    3 credit hours

    Prepares students to manage and maintain Windows operating system. Topics include managing and maintaining issues related to PC Windows operating system. Prepares students for Microsoft Certified Solution Associate (MCSA) certification. Prerequisite: Computer and Information Technology 1612 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent. (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • CIT 1640 
    Network Security Fundamentals

    3 credit hours

    Information security principles for implementing and managing security in enterprise. Review of information security, including terminology and overview of information security management. This course prepares students for CompTIA Security+ examination. Prerequisite: Computer and Information Technology 1122 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or Computer and Information Technology 1635 with grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor. (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • CIT 1645 
    Internet Telephony

    3 credit hours

    Covers aspects of converging voice, data, messaging, and video using Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technologies. Prerequisite: Computer and Information Technology 1121 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor. (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • CIT 1650 
    Network Project Management

    3 credit hours

    Introduction to project management tools and methodology as needed for the CompTIA Project+ certification. Topics include project initiation, project planning, estimating and scheduling, team building, controlling cost, budgeting and resource allocation, project quality, and closure. (3 lecture hours)

  • CIT 1710 
    Introduction to Servers

    3 credit hours

    Introduction to server hardware and software technologies and various types of server operating systems. Topics include server hardware, software, storage, disaster recovery, and troubleshooting. Prepares students for Microsoft Certified Solution Associate (MCSA) certification. The following courses are recommended prior to enrollment: Computer and Information Technology 1112 or Computer and Information Technology 1612. (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • CIT 1825 
    Selected Topics

    2 credit hours

    Introductory exploration and analysis of selected topics with a specific theme indicated by course title listed in college class schedule. This course may be taken four times for credit as long as different topics are selected. (2 lecture hours)

  • CIT 1840 
    Independent Study

    1 to 4 credit hours

    Exploration and analysis of topics within the discipline to meet individual student-defined course description, goals, objectives, topical outline, and methods of evaluation in coordination with, and approved by the instructor. This course may be taken four times for credit as long as different topics are selected. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor is required. (1 to 4 lecture hours)

  • CIT 2150 
    Wireless Network Administration

    3 credit hours

    Introduction to designing, implementing, configuring, troubleshooting and maintaining wireless networks. Learn to configure wireless devices based on current emerging wireless standards. Compare and configure various wireless vendors equipment's in preparation for deployment. Preparation for various wireless certifications including CCNA-Wireless. Prerequisite: Computer and Information Technology 1122 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor. (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • CIT 2170 
    Virtualization Fundamentals

    2 credit hours

    Provides practical skills required to install and configure virtual environments. Topics include hypervisor installation, guest operating system installation, snapshot creation, virtual machine cloning, team management, and virtual machine networking. Prerequisite: Computer and Information Technology 1121 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor (1 lecture hour, 2 lab hours)

  • CIT 2173 
    Virtualization: Install/Configure/Manage

    3 credit hours

    Students will develop practical skills required to install and configure VMware virtual vSphere. Topics covered include installation and configuration of ESXi, vCenter server, storage networking, vMotion, high availabilities and data protection. Prerequisite: Computer and Information Technology 1122 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor. (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • CIT 2175 
    Information Storage and Management

    3 credit hours

    Students in this course will develop practical knowledge and skills in information storage technologies. Students will learn about the architectures, features, and benefits of Intelligent Storage Systems (ISM); networked storage technologies such as Fiber-Channel Storage Area Network (FC-SAN), Internet Protocol (IP) Storage Area Networks (SAN), IP-SAN, and Network Attached Storage. Students will engage with backup, replication, archiving, and information security. Prerequisite: Computer and Information Technology 1122 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor. (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • CIT 2241 
    Enterprise Advanced Routing - ROUTE

    3 credit hours

    Explores advanced routing principles including route summarization, route redistribution, route optimization, Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) and IPv6. Routing protocols covered include Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) and Layer 3 path control. This course prepares students for the CCNP ROUTE exam. Prerequisite: Computer and Information Technology 1124 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor. (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • CIT 2242 
    Cisco Certified Network Professional 2

    3 credit hours

    Media, devices, and protocols to build, configure, and troubleshoot a remote access network to interconnect central sites to branch offices and home offices. Includes configuring Digital Subscribe Line (DSL), MultiProtocol Label Switching (MPLS), Virtual Private Network (VPN), Site-to-site VPN, Cisco device hardening, and Cisco Intrusion Detection System (IDS) and Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) systems. Prerequisite: Computer and Information Technology 1124 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor. (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • CIT 2243 
    Enterprise Advanced Switching - SWITCH

    3 credit hours

    Explores basic and multi-layer switching configuration. Includes Spanning Tree Protocol (STP), Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs), secure integration of VLANs, inter-VLAN routing, First hop redundancy protocols, voice over internet protocol (VoIP), and security. This course prepares students for the CCNP SWITCH Exam. Prerequisite: Computer and Information Technology 1124 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor. (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • CIT 2244 
    Enterprise Advanced Troubleshooting - TSHOOT

    3 credit hours

    Explores methods and tools used to troubleshoot the following: Internet Protocol (IP) communication problems, IP problems, Local Area Network (LAN) switch environments, Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs) in router and switch environments, Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), and Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) problems. Prerequisite: Computer and Information Technology 2241 and Computer and Information Technology 2243, both with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor. (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • CIT 2251 
    Enterprise Network Security

    3 credit hours

    Provides the knowledge and hands-on skills required to design, implement, troubleshoot, and monitor network security. Learn to mitigate network attacks through a working knowledge of network security principles, tools, and configurations. Preparation for Cisco CCNA-Security. Prerequisite: Computer and Information Technology 1123 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor. (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • CIT 2410 
    Enterprise Internet Telephony

    3 credit hours

    Explores components and operation of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). Configuration of Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express solutions are covered. Prerequisite: Computer and Information Technology 1122 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor. (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • CIT 2510 
    Advanced Server Administration

    3 credit hours

    Administration of network server technologies and various types of server services with in-depth hands-on practice. Topics include server image, software, storage, disaster recovery, and troubleshoot. Prepares students for Microsoft Certified Solution Associate (MCSA) certification. Prerequisite: Computer and Information Technology 1710 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or Computer Information Systems 1620 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor. (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • CIT 2511 
    Advanced Server Configuration

    3 credit hours

    Prepares students to perform advanced configuration of network server technologies and various types of server services with hands-on practice. Topics include activate directory, certificate services, and group policy. Prepares students for Microsoft Certified Solution Associate (MCSA) certification. Prerequisite: Computer and Information Technology 1710 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or Computer Information Systems 1620 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor. (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • CIT 2640 
    Ethical Hacking

    3 credit hours

    Introduces network security methodologies used to attack a network and the countermeasures employed to prevent attacks. Exposes students to the various phases involved in hacking, attacks, countermeasures, and exploit categories. Concepts, principles and techniques are supplemented by hands-on exercises for attacking and disabling a network. The topics are presented in the context of properly securing the network. Prerequisite: Computer and Information Technology 1124 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or Computer and Information Technology 1640 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor. (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • CIT 2651 
    Computer Forensics I

    3 credit hours

    Focuses on the preservation, identification, extraction, documentation and interpretation of computer data. Topics covered include evidence handling, chain of custody, collection, preservation, identification, and recovery of computer data using forensic recovery software and methods. Prerequisite: Computer and Information Technology 1111 and Computer and Information Technology 1112, both with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor. (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • CIT 2652 
    Computer Forensics II

    3 credit hours

    A continuation of Computer Forensics I. Extends the use of analysis software and forensics tools. Focuses on network and open source forensics tools. Prerequisite: Computer and Information Technology 2651 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor. (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • CIT 2710 
    Computer Information Technology Capstone

    3 credit hours

    This Capstone course applies acquired knowledge, skills, and techniques acquired in the Computer Information Technologies AAS Degree. Prerequisite: Computer and Information Technology 1640, Computer and Information Technology 2251, and Computer and Information Technology 2410, all with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor. We recommend students take the capstone course in their last semester. (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • CIT 2840 
    Experimental/Pilot Class

    1 to 6 credit hours

    Exploration and analysis of topics within the discipline. This course is used to pilot a proposal for a permanent discipline course. This course may be taken four times for credit as long as different topics are selected. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor is required. (6 lecture hours, 12 lab hours)

  • CIT 2860 
    Internship (Career & Technical Ed)

    1 to 4 credit hours

    Course requires participation in Career and Technical Education work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and 2.0 cumulative grade point average; 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study; students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the Dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

  • CIT 2865 
    Internship Advanced (Career & Tech Ed)

    1 to 4 credit hours

    Continuation of Internship (Career and Technical Education). Course requires participation in Career & Technical Education work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and 2.0 cumulative grade point average; 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study; students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the Dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.