Network Administration and Security

Thomas Gallagher, Program Director

Network Administrator has become a common job title across all career fields. The Network Administration and Security concentration provides students with a background in network administration for supporting users and computing in a networked environment. Coursework in network operating systems, server administration, routers, switches, security, and IP telephony are all embedded in the Network Administration and Security concentration.

The University of Montana is a Cisco Networking Academy, IBM Academic Alliance, & a CompTIA Authorized Academy, and a member of the Microsoft Developers Network Academic Alliance. Opportunities exist for professional certification from Cisco (CCNA, CCENT, CCVA), Microsoft and Comp TIA (A+, Network+ and Security+).

Students entering the program should be prepared with basic computing skills (keyboarding, word processing, file management, and Internet applications) and adequate preparation in mathematics (completion of M 090 or equivalent placement scores). Underprepared students should allocate an additional semester to the suggested four semester sequence. 


Associate of Applied Science - Information Technology; Network Admin and Security Concentration

Missoula College

Degree Specific Credits: 60

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2017-2018


Information Technology Core Courses28
Network Administration and Security Option Requirements25
Security Course Requirement4
Total Hours60

Information Technology Core Courses

Rule: All courses are required

Note: Completion of IT core courses fulfills requirements for CAS in computer support.

BGEN 105SIntroduction to Business3
CSCI 105Computer Fluency3
CSCI 110Programming - VB I3
CSCI 172Intro to Computer Modeling3
ITS 150CCNA 1: Exploration3
ITS 165OS Commands and Scripts3
ITS 210Network OS - Desktop3
ITS 280Computer Repair & Maint.3
ITS 289Professional Certification1
WRIT 101College Writing I3
Total Hours28

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Rule: Any Mathematics course level 115 or higher

Network Administration and Security Concentration Requirements

Rule: All courses are required

COMX 111AIntro to Public Speaking3
CSCI 215ESocial & Ethical Issues in CS3
ITS 152CCNA 2: Exploration3
ITS 212Network OS - Server Admin3
ITS 214Network OS - Infrastructure3
ITS 222Enterprise Security3
ITS 250CCNA 3: Exploration3
ITS 252CCNA 4: Exploration3
ITS 298Internship/Cooperative Educati2
Total Hours26

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Security Course Requirement

Select one of the following:4
Securing Desktop/Mobile Dev.
Securing Networks
Border/Perimeter Network Sec
Software Assurance and File Sy
Total Hours4

Minimum Required Grade: C-