2015-16 Catalog

Cisco Network Associate

Certificate

www.sandburg.edu/academics/information-technology

The Cisco Network Associate certificate is designed to provide students with technical skills needed to become a network support specialist. This course of study also provides the student with the practical knowledge to successfully take the CCNA certification test.

Admission to the Program:  Open

First-Time Enrollees

  • Complete an application for admission and, if desired, apply for financial aid.
  • Send an official high school transcript or GED score report to the Admissions and Records Office.
  • Complete the placement exam, COMPASS.
  • Meet with an advisor/counselor to select classes and complete the registration process.

Department of Career, Technical & Health Education
2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.
Galesburg, IL 61401
Phone: 309.345.3500
welcomecenter@sandburg.edu

For Graduation Requirements:

http://catalog.sandburg.edu/academicinformation/#graduation_policies_and_procedures

Certificate

First Year
Spring SemesterSemester Hours
ICT.160Introduction to Internetworking 3
Fall Semester
ICT.260Introduction to Internetwork Operating S 3
Second Year
Spring Semester
ICT.261Introduction to Local Area Networks 3
ICT.262Introduction to Wide Area Networks 3
 Total Program Hours: 12.0

Total Program Hours                                                                                                                                            12.0

(Students who do not expect to complete their degree within five years should refer to the Graduation Requirements section in this catalog.)

Higgins, Diana D
assistant professor, administrative office professional/graphic design
associate dean of career technical health education

Johnson, Cynthia S
instructor, computer information systems

Lee, Linda L
associate director of educational technology and innovation

ICT.160 Introduction to Internetworking143

This is the first of four courses providing students with classroom and laboratory experience in networking technologies that will provide them with entry-level skills in computer networking. Course content includes, but is not limited to, safety practices, networking, network terminology and protocols, network standards, working with LANs and WANs, understanding the OSI model, cabling and use of cabling tools, working with routers and doing router programming, network topologies (primarily the star topology) and IP addressing. Emphasis is given to decision-making and problem-solving techniques in applying scientific, mathematical, communication and social studies skills and concepts to network problems. Instruction and training is also provided in the proper care, maintenance and use of networking software, tools and equipment as well as the consideration of local, state and federal safety, building and environmental codes and regulations.
Offered: Spring
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

ICT.260 Introduction to Internetwork Operating S143

This is the second of four courses providing students with classroom and laboratory experience in current and emerging networking technology that will provide them with entry-level skills in computer networking. Course content includes, but is not limited to, safety practices, networking terminology and protocols, network standards, working with LANs and WANs, additional discussion of the OSI model, discussion of Ethernet, Token Ring, Fiber Distributed Data Interface, TCP/IP addressing protocol, dynamic routing, and the network administrator's role and function. Emphasis is given to the use of decision-making and problem-solving techniques in applying scientific mathematical, communication and social studies skills and concepts to solve networking problems. Instruction and training are also provided in the proper care, maintenance and use of networking software, tools, and equipment as well as the consideration of local state and federal safety, building and environmental codes and regulations.
Offered: Fall
Prerequisites: Take ICT.160;
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable General Education: Not Applicable..
General Education -- Not Applicable

ICT.261 Introduction to Local Area Networks143

This is the third of four semester courses designed to provide students with classroom and laboratory experience in current and emerging networking technology that will empowerthem to enter employment and/or further education and training in the computer networking field. Instruction includes, but is not limited to, safety, networking, network terminology and protocols, LAN segmentation, IPX addressing, and Fast Ethernet standards. Particular emphasis is given to the use of IPX access lists, full and half duplex Interior Gateway Routing Protocol and Virtual Local Area Networks. Application toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits: Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable. General Education: Not applicable..
General Education -- Not Applicable

ICT.262 Introduction to Wide Area Networks143

this is the fourth of four semester courses designed to provide students with classroom and laboratory experience in current and emerging network technology that will empower them to enter employment and/or further education and training in the computer networking field. Instruction includes, but is not limited to, safety, networking, network terminology and protocols, WAN services, Frame Relay, and emphasis is given to the use of Frame Relay operation, use and operation of Integrated Services Digital(ISDN), and the operation and function of Point to Point Protocols.
Offered: Spring
Prerequisites: Take ICT.261;
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable. General Education: Not applicable..
General Education -- Not Applicable