Effective Fall 2022

This major helps prepare students for a variety of careers related to network design, installation, and maintenance. Specifically, students will be proficient in the technical aspects of a network, including installation, maintenance, monitoring, resource management, user management, performance issues and security; have working knowledge in common operating systems including installation, configuration, scripting, user and resource management, troubleshooting and the use of common system utilities; and they will be able to evaluate, analyze, design, manage, secure, administer and troubleshoot networks. Students will be exposed to emerging industry trends including virtualization, software defined networking, cloud computing, IoT and machine learning.

Career Opportunities

This major prepares students for positions that may include systems administrators/analysts, network architects, data communications analyst, information systems administrators, software development engineers, network administrators, and related positions.

Remediation Strategies

All incoming students must meet placement requirements in math. Students are expected to remediate any deficiencies as explained in the College Catalog (see https://www.pct.edu/catalog/admissions-policy). Students will not be allowed to enroll in any required Information Technology (CIT) courses until remediation of math courses through MTH008 is complete.

Transfer Procedures

All transfer credits will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis to determine where they would fit into the curriculum sequence. Students must have earned a grade of 'C' or better in courses transferred into the major.

Program Goals

A graduate of this major should be able to:
  • apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to networking.
  • assess the needs of an information technology (IT) related problem and select, develop, integrate, deploy, secure, and administer an appropriate solution.
  • demonstrate proficiency in the core information technologies such as programming, networking, database, and security.
  • demonstrate proficiency in the technical aspects of a network, including installation, maintenance, performance monitoring, troubleshooting, resource management, and user management.
  • apply necessary problem-solving, collaborative, organizational, and project management skills to accomplish a common goal.
  • identify and explain the professional, social, ethical, and legal issues of IT and the associated responsibilities of IT professionals.
  • communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, using language appropriate for the intended audience.
  • identify, evaluate, and explain how emerging technologies in the IT discipline affect organizations, and the work environment.
  • provide technical support using appropriate communication, diagnostic, and customer relation skills.

Performance Standards

Students must complete all required major courses in the Network Administration and Engineering Technology major (those with the alpha-designators CIT, EET, IAS, LAS, and MTH) with a grade of "C" or higher. Additionally, any course approved for use as a Directed Networking Elective must also be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.

Curriculum

First SemesterCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
FYE101First Year Experience 1.0.50 1.50 SREQ
CIT160Introduction to Programming 3.03 MREQ
CSC124Information, Technology & Society 3.03 SREQ
EET145Networking I 4.03 3 MREQ
ENL111English Composition I 3.03 SREQ
MTH181College Algebra & Trigonometry I 3.02.50 1.50 SREQ
TOTAL CREDITS 17.0
Second SemesterCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
CIT180Introduction to Database 3.03 MREQ
CIT260Programming II 3.03 MREQ
EET247Networking II 4.03 3 MREQ
ENL201Technical & Professional Communication 3.03 SREQ
MTH183College Algebra & Trigonometry II 3.02.50 1.50 SREQ
TOTAL CREDITS 16.0
Third SemesterCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
CIT230Fundamentals of Information Security 3.03 MREQ
CIT240Introduction to UNIX/Linux 3.03 MREQ
SPC101Fundamentals of Speech 3.03 SREQ
CIT273Systems Administration 3.03 MREQ
MGT115Principles of Management 3.03 SREQ
TOTAL CREDITS 15.0
Fourth SemesterCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
CIT241Systems Programming 3.03 MREQ
MTH161Statistics for STEM Fields with Computer Applications 3.53 1.50 SREQ
BNEDirected Networking Elective 3.0 MBNE
SCIScience Elective 3.0 SSCI
CIT246System Analysis I 3.03 MREQ
TOTAL CREDITS 15.5
Fifth SemesterCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
CIT355Server Administration 3.03 MREQ
CIT371Network Administration II: Real-time Services 3.03 MREQ
OEAOpen Elective 3.0 SOEA
IAS312Network Defense 3.03 MREQ
ARPCore Arts Perspective 3.0 SARP
TOTAL CREDITS 15.0
Sixth SemesterCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
SCLScience Elective with lab 4.0 SSCL
CIT372Network Simulation 3.03 MREQ
SSPCore Social Science Perspective 3.0 SSSP
CIT343Virtualization, Storage & Cloud Computing 4.03 3 MREQ
CIT310Wireless & Mobile Computing 3.03 MREQ
TOTAL CREDITS 17.0
Seventh SemesterCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
CIT448Multi-Platform Architecture 3.03 MREQ
MGT410Management of Organizational Behavior 3.0Writing Enriched Requirement3 SREQ
CIT485Project Management in IT 3.03 MREQ
OEEExploration Elective 3.0 SOEE
LAS350Legal Issues in Information Security Management 3.0Science, Technology and Society Requirement3 MREQ
TOTAL CREDITS 15.0
Eighth SemesterCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
CIT476Network Design & Management 3.0Writing Enriched Requirement3 MREQ
BNEDirected Networking Elective 3.0 MBNE
OEAOpen Elective 3.0 SOEA
HIPCore Historical Perspective 3.0 SHIP
CIT449Advanced Topics in Networking 3.03 MREQ
FIT140Wellness for the Working Professional 1.0.50 1.50 SREQ
TOTAL CREDITS 16.0