Computer Networking - Technical Systems Support Option
This program is offered at Clark State's Beavercreek and Springfield - Leffel Lane locations.
Information Technology is one of the fastest-growing career fields today. The Technical Systems Support curriculum prepares students to support computer and network end users. This curriculum can assist students in preparing for the following certifications: CompTIA (A+, Network+, Linux+, Security+, Project+); Microsoft Certified Professional, and Cisco Certified Network Associate.
Technical Systems Support students can increase their learning (and earning) potential by participating in the cooperative education work-experience program. Through this program, students can spend up to two semesters working in the information technology field while earning college credits. Interested students should contact their academic advisor or the Office of Career Management for more information.
The program schedule that follows is designed for full-time students who have completed all prerequisites and who have no college preparatory recommendations. Many individuals, especially part-time students, and those taking college preparatory courses, will require additional semesters of study. Students should consult their academic advisors for help in planning their schedules.
Upon completion of an Associate of Applied Business degree in Technical Systems Support, a graduate will be able to do the following:
- Demonstrate knowledge of computer and network systems, terms, and concepts.
- Setup, install, configure, and troubleshoot hardware/software for desktop computer systems.
- Install, configure, manage, maintain, and troubleshoot server computer systems.
- Install, configure, manage, and maintain network-based voice, audio, and video technologies.
- Demonstrate knowledge of computer and network security terms and concepts.
- Use and troubleshoot basic application software.
Students should possess mathematical skills and should be comfortable using technology. Students who do not possess basic computer and technology skills should take one or more of the following courses to improve their skill level in basic technology use: ITS 0800, ITS 0810, ITS 1105, ITS 1210. Students who have not completed a full sequence of high school mathematics may need to complete a series of college preparatory math classes.
This program is available during the day and evening. Contact your academic advisor about an evening curriculum guide. Some classes may be offered on Saturdays, however the entire degree can not be completed on weekends.
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Transfer OptionsStudents enrolled in Associate of Applied Business and Associate of Applied Science degree programs are preparing for employment upon graduation from the program. However, at some point many of these students are also interested in completing a bachelor's degree. A number of colleges or universities have designed bachelor's completion programs designed for students completing applied degrees. See the Transfer section of the catalog for more information.
Humanities/Social Science Electives
A complete listing of humanities and social science electives is available in the College Catalog.
Download the curriculum sheet for this major.
|COM 1120||Public Speaking I||3|
|ENG 1111||English I||3|
|FYE 1100||College Success||1|
|NTK 1110||PC Hardware Essentials (A Term)||3|
|NTK 1120||PC Operating Systems Essentials (B Term)||3|
|CSE 1110||Introduction to CyberSecurity (A Term)||3|
|CSE 1120||CyberSecurity - Security + (B Term)||3|
|MTH 1060||Business Mathematics||3|
|NTK 1211||Convergence Technology I (A Term)||3|
|--||Social/Behavioral Science Elective (GA) *||3|
|ENG 2211||Business Communication||3|
|MGT 2000||Introduction to Project Management||3|
|NTK 2100||Cisco - Introduction to Networks (A Term)||3|
|NTK 2220||Microsoft Client Administration (A Term)||3|
|NTK 2222||Administering Microsoft Server (B Term)||3|
|NTK 2212||Linux Server Administration or Co-op Electives (B Term)||3|
|NTK 2890||Computer Networking Capstone||3|
|Total Credit Hours||61|
* At least one social/behavioral science or arts/humanities elective must be a global awareness (GA) course.
** A minimum of 9 hours of technical electives must be taken. At least 6 hours must come from ITS courses not already prescribed. They may not include ITS 0810, ITS 1105, ITS 1205. Three additional hours may also come from EBE classes (except EBE 1100). The EBE classes consist of Employability Skills and co-op/internship opportunities.
Class Schedule Planning
The planning schedule below indicates when and where courses in your program of study will be offered for the next two academic years. This is helpful information when planning your class schedule for each semester.
Disclaimer: This information is for planning purposes only and does not guarantee availability. Clark State Community College will make every effort to offer courses as listed above but reserves the right to change, add, and cancel course offerings for unforeseen circumstances.