Computer Science - Computer Networking Support (Certificate)
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Computer Science - Computer Networking Support (Certificate)

Certificate of Mastery

Minimum of 27 credit hours
Network technicians are in high demand – and you could be, too, with a certificate of mastery in computer networking support from Oklahoma City Community College. From Los Angeles to New York to Tokyo, businesses continually update their computer network systems, and they’re in need of highly trained technicians who can install and maintain these computer network systems every day. Today, there’s a critical shortage of employees in computer networking support. If you think this field might be right for you, now is the perfect time to try it out. OCCC provides a strong foundation in computer science and is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance.

  • Course Sequence
    Course ID Course name Credits Type Min Gd
    Suggested Freshman 1st Semester
    CS 1103 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS AND APPLICATIONS 3 Major C
    CS 1153 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTING TECHNOLOGIES 3 Major C
    CS 1353 COMPUTER OPERATING SYSTEMS 3 Major C
    Suggested Freshman 2nd Semester
    CS 1413 COMPUTER HARDWARE 3 Major C
    CS 2153 SUPPORTING WINDOWS OPERATING SYSTEMS 3 Major C
    CS 2713 PRINCIPLES OF INFORMATION SECURITY 3 Major C
    Suggested Sophomore 1st Semester
    CS 2303 NETWORKING TECHNOLOGIES 3 Major C
    CS 2503 NETWORK ADMINISTRATION 3 Major C
    CS 2763 NETWORK SECURITY 3 Major C
  • Course Grouping

    Major Courses: (27 credit hours) Computer Science: CS 1103, CS 1153, CS 1353, CS 1413, CS 2153, CS 2303, CS 2503, CS 2713, CS 2763

    General Education Courses: None

    Life Skills Courses: None

    Support Courses: None

  • Program Notes

    Notes: A Certificate of Mastery program is designed to meet the needs of an individual who wants to enter the job market following the completion of the certificate.

    Must have a grade of “C” or higher in all Computer Science courses.

  • Course Descriptions

    Computer Science

    CS 1103 - INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS AND APPLICATIONS
    Prerequisites: Math 0103 or adequate math placement test score; ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3 CREDITS

    This hands-on course affords students a basic understanding of computers and their application. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate the ability to use a computer operating system, an office suite, productivity tools, as well as the Internet at an introductory level. Advanced Standing is available.

    CS 1153 - INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTING TECHNOLOGIES
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures; Math 0103 or adequate math placement test score.
    3 CREDITS

    Students will learn fundamental concepts of hardware and software prior to learning tools of support technicians. Topics will include the computer architecture, the instruction execution cycle, I/O and storage. In addition, students will learn basics of digital electronics, how to perform mathematical operations and conversions on multiple numbering systems, develop fundamental problem-solving skills for troubleshooting, and investigate career opportunities within the information technology industry.

    CS 1353 - COMPUTER OPERATING SYSTEMS
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures; Math 0203 or adequate math placement test score, prerequisite or co-requisite CS 1103
    3 CREDITS

    Students will learn the following important areas through a combination of lectures and hands-on projects: installing, maintaining and optimizing Windows operating systems, troubleshooting Windows and applications, connecting to and setting up a network, Windows resources on a network, computer security strategies, mobile devices, and client-side virtualization. A+ Certification Preparation Course.

    CS 1413 - COMPUTER HARDWARE
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures; Math 0203 or adequate math placement test score, prerequisite or co-requisite CS 1103
    3 CREDITS

    Students will learn the following through class lectures and hands-on projects: identification, configuration, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of PC hardware including mainboards, BIOS, processors, memory, storage devices, peripherals, and printers. Other IT-related issues such as networks, safety and environmental concerns, customer relations, and professionalism are also presented. A+ Certification Preparation Course.

    CS 2153 - SUPPORTING WINDOWS OPERATING SYSTEMS
    Prerequisites: Math 0203 or adequate math placement test score, CS 1353 or by evaluation. § Criteria for evaluation is in division office.
    3 CREDITS

    Students will learn the procedures for installing, configuring and maintaining a Windows Operating System in a business environment. Real-world examples and interactive activities are used to reinforce key concepts such as: managing files and folders, printers, storage devices and display devices; desktop user environments; user profiles and networking. Preparatory course for certification through Microsoft.

    CS 2303 - NETWORKING TECHNOLOGIES
    Prerequisites: Math 0203 or adequate math placement test score, co-requisite CS 1103 or by evaluation.
    3 CREDITS

    Students will learn how to install, configure, and troubleshoot basic networking hardware, protocols, and services and to describe the features and functions of networking components. A foundational knowledge in the important areas of media and topologies, protocols and standards, network implementation, and network support will be developed using a combination of lectures and interactive assignments. Network+ Certification Preparation Course.

    CS 2503 - NETWORK ADMINISTRATION
    Prerequisites: CS 1353
    3 CREDITS

    The students will use a network operating system to create and manage a local area network. The topics to be covered include creating and administering user and group accounts, managing network resources and administering permissions for files and folders, setting up and administering the printing environment, using the auditing functions, backing up and restoring files and folders. Preparatory course for certification through Microsoft.

    CS 2713 - PRINCIPLES OF INFORMATION SECURITY
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures; Math 0203 or adequate math placement test score.
    3 CREDITS

    Students will complete a comprehensive overview of network security, with an introduction to a variety of security problems faced by the computing industry. This course is mapped to the CompTIA Security+ Certification Exam. The course covers topics in general security concepts, communication security, infrastructure security, cryptography basics, and operational/organizational security.

    CS 2763 - NETWORK SECURITY
    Prerequisites: CS 2713 and (CS 2303 or CS 2503)
    3 CREDITS

    Students will participate in a comprehensive study of current and developing communications systems and networks. These include host-based and network-based intrusion detection, anomaly and misuse detection, and network security appliances including firewalls and access control devices. Topics are covered with all networks in mind, including the Internet, PSTN, ATM, Frame Relay Networks, etc.

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