Information Technology A.A.S. - Network Administration and Security

Victor Valgenti, Program Director

The Network Administration and Security concentration provides students the foundational skills for supporting users and computing in a networked environment. In addition, the NSA and DHS have designated Missoula College as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber-Defense Two-Year Education (CAE2Y). This degree emphasizes cyber-security at every level of information technology from simple use, to computer support and system administration. Finally, as a member of AWS Educate, Missoula College also provides expertise in Cloud computing which is a fundamental skill for the future as companies more and more move to virtual operations. This concentration includes work in Operating Systems and System Administrations, Routing, Hardware Maintenance and Repair, and Scripting and Security.

The University of Montana is a Cisco Networking Academy, 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+).

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

Missoula College

Degree Specific Credits: 60-61

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2021-22

Summary

Information Technology Core Courses

30

Mathematics

3-4

Network Administration and Security Concentration Requirements

27

Total Hours

60-61


Information Technology Core Courses

Note: Completion of IT core courses fulfills requirements for the C.A.S. in Computer Support.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

BGEN 105S

Introduction to Business

3

CSCI 105

Computer Fluency

3

CSCI 150

Introduction to Programming

3

CSCI 172

Intro to Computer Modeling

3

ITS 150

CCNA 1: Exploration

3

ITS 165

Introduction to Operating Systems and the Command Line

3

ITS 212

Network OS - Server

3

ITS 279

Cloud Systems

3

ITS 280

Computer Repair & Maint.

3

WRIT 101

College Writing I

3

Total Hours

30

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Mathematics

Code

Title

Hours

Complete any Mathematics course with course number 115 or higher.

3-4

Total Hours

3-4

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Network Administration and Security Concentration Requirements

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

COMX 111A

Introduction to Public Speaking

3

CSCI 215E

Social & Ethical Issues in CS

3

ITS 152

CCNA 2: Exploration

3

ITS 214

Network OS - Infrastructure

3

ITS 221

Project Management

3

ITS 222

Enterprise Security

3

ITS 250

CCNA 3: Exploration

3

ITS 274

Ethical Hacking and Network Defense

3

ITS 289

Professional Certification

1

ITS 298

Internship/Cooperative Educati

2

Total Hours

27

Minimum Required Grade: C-