Apr 02, 2020  
Catawba Valley Community College 2019-2020 General Catalog 
    
Catawba Valley Community College 2019-2020 General Catalog

Information Technology: Network Management (A25590C)


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The Information Technology (IT) curriculum prepares graduates for employment in the technology sector as designers, testers, support technicians, system administrators, developers, or programmers who use computer software and\or hardware to design, process, implement and manage information systems in specialties such as database services, security, business intelligence, healthcare informatics and others depending on the technical path selected within this curriculum.

Course work includes development of a student’s ability to create, store, communicate, exchange and use information to solve technical issues related to information support and services, interactive media, network systems, programming and software development, information security and other emerging technologies based on the selected area of study.

Graduates should qualify for employment in entry-level positions with businesses, educational systems, and governmental agencies which rely on computer systems to design and manage information. The program will incorporate the competencies of industry-recognized certification exams.

The Information Technology: Network Management program prepares students for employment supporting network infrastructure environments. Students will learn how to use technologies to provide reliable transmission and delivery of data, voice, image, and video communications in business, industry, and education. Design, installation, configuration, and management of network infrastructure technologies and network operating systems will be included in course work. Emphasis is placed on the implementation and management of network software and the implementation and management of hardware such as switches and routers. Students may find employment in entry-level jobs as local area network managers, network operators, network analysts, and network technicians. Students may also be qualified to take certification examinations for various network industry certifications, depending on their local program.

General Education Courses:


English/Communications (6 SHC)


Humanities/Fine Arts (3 SHC)


Mathematics (3-4 SHC)


Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 SHC)


Required Subject Areas:


Total Semester Hours of Credit in Program: 75/76


Developmental Course Requirements:


Developmental coursework (both prerequisite and corequisite) will be required of students whose placement test measures indicate a need for greater proficiency in the areas of English and/or mathematics. Please refer to the Course Description section for prerequisite and corequisite course information.

Students who elect to take MAT 143 from above:


Students who elect to take MAT 152 from above:


Students who elect to take MAT 171 from above:


Suggested Program Sequence:


Fall - 1st year:


Total Hours: Class 10 | Lab 16 | Clin/WkExp 0 | Credit 18


Spring - 1st year:


Total Hours: Class 13 | Lab 10 | Clin/WkExp 0 | Credit 18


Total Hours: Class 8/9 | Lab 2 | Clin/WkExp 0 | Credit 9/10


Total Hours: Class 10 | Lab 12 | Clin/WkExp 0 | Credit 16


Total Hours: Class 6 | Lab 12 | Clin/WkExp 20 | Credit 14


Grand Total Hours: Class 47/48 | Lab 52 | Clin/WkExp 20 | Credit 75/76


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