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Information Technology: Network Design and Administration

Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree (AAS-T)

The Information Technology three- to seven-quarter certificate and Associate of Applied Science–T degree (A.A.S.-T) programs prepare students for an industry with a growing need for skilled technicians. IT offers certificates and/ or degrees in six areas: Applications Support, Database Administration and Development, Mobile Product Development, Network Design and Administration, Programming, Web Design, and Web Development. Graduates can expect to find employment as help desk analysts, programmers, web designers and developers, software support specialists, application developers, network designers and administrators, database designers and administrators and IT security specialists. Short-term certificates or industry certifications are offered in Computer Support Technician, Cisco Specialist I, II, III, Microsoft Specialist I, II, III, and Mobile Product Development.

Estimated Length of Completion

Degree Quarters Credits
Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree (AAS-T) Full Time: 6 to 7
Part Time:

Program lengths are estimates, not guarantees. For the most current program information, please check with the program contact.

Prerequisites do not count toward credits required for this certificate.

Eligibility for ENGL& 101 and College Math

Course Course ID Credits Availability

Course Substitute : BTM 111 - Business Applications I or Previous computer experience and MS Office

Introduces computers and information systems, including hardware, software, data organization, data communications, systems development, the constantly changing roles of Information Technology (IT) professionals, and the evolving role of computers in society.

IT 100 5.0

Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor to discuss specific career goals and recommended coursework.

All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (206) 934-4068. There are additional costs for books and supplies. Each student is responsible for the purchase of certain supplies and required tools before the instruction begins.

Hours may vary based on specific program requirements.

Worker Friendly

This program is offered at times and in formats that meet the needs of working adults. This includes:

  • Hybrid
  • Hybrid courses provide students with the scheduling flexibility of fewer campus visits while covering the same materials as an equivalent class held entirely on campus. Hybrid classes usually have at least one on-campus meeting per week combined with a "virtual classroom" with online content, lessons and activities.

Worker Friendly

This program is offered at times and in formats that meet the needs of working adults. This includes:

  • Evening
  • Courses with a start time of 4:00 PM or later.

Worker Friendly

This program is offered at times and in formats that meet the needs of working adults. This includes:

  • Daytime
  • Courses offered between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM


Course Course ID Credits Availability

Credit range: 3-5 Total required work experience credits for CIS 197: 3

Integrates educational studies with supervised work/internship experience. Provides individualized opportunities to apply computer information systems knowledge and skills in the workplace. Includes developing work experience learning outcomes and monitoring achievement through self-evaluation and faculty and supervisor evaluations.

CIS 197 3.0

Provides the background necessary to understand network technologies. The course serves as a general introduction for students who need a foundation in current networking technology for local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and the Internet.

IT 130 5.0

Covers the installation and configuration of a managed enterprise client operating system on stand-alone clients/computers that are part of a workgroup, domain, or cloud infrastructure. Includes configuration and implementation skills for creating a client for a LAN/WAN server structure using a directory based network. IaC (Infrastructure as Code) from the client perspective is introduced.

IT 131 5.0

Covers how to: install managed enterprise-class servers in a LAN\WAN\Cloud configuration; implement a directory service to provide single sign-on; use a console to monitor systems; administer account, group, and enterprise policies; script common tasks; and study network protocols and services. Explores hypervisors, routing and remote access, DHCP, DNS, and business continuity.

IT 132 5.0

Focuses on administering enterprise class servers. Investigates IaC (Infrastructure as Code). Students learn to deploy advanced directory services, explore enterprise server tools using PowerShell & Python, and develop a foundation in the use & manipulation of enterprise systems operation applications. Specific attention is given to Authentication, Authorization, and Access to enterprise/Cloud objects.

IT 133 5.0

Analyze and construct a networked application environment. Examine network path availability, fault tolerance, and cost in homogenous and diverse environments on many scales. Evaluate tool selection for best-of-breed and monolithic system environments. Perform maintenance, deployment, and auditing using PowerShell and Python.

IT 135 5.0

Provides a basic understanding of hardware components in personal and portable computers/peripherals and how software interacts with the hardware. Provides hands-on experience installing/configuring components, recognizing problems, logically analyzing symptoms, and developing step-by-step troubleshooting procedures that may be applied to new and unexpected situations.

IT 141 5.0

No Description Available

IT 231 5.0

An intermediate level course, covering the organization of Unix-based hardware components, and the Unix operating system software and tools the Unix host administrator uses to control access, tune the system, and account for system resources used. Unix tools network scheduler, security, remote access and performance monitoring will be covered. Networking aspects of Unix and the Internet will be examined.

IT 232 5.0

No Description Available

IT 241 5.0

Continuation of IT 241. Covers safety, networking, network protocols, LANs, WANs, Ethernet, LAN switching, router IOS, TCP/IP addressing, router configuration, dynamic routing, static routing and the network administrator's role and function. Emphasis on techniques to solve networking problems.

IT 242 5.0

Third of three courses designed to expand knowledge and previously learned networking skills. Introduces and extends the configuration ability of Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), Layer 3 Switching, and Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP). Covers Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), Wide Area Networks (WANs), & network troubleshooting. Includes Point-to-Point Protocols (PPP) & frame relay design, configuration, & maintenance.

IT 243 5.0

Introduces securing resources on computing infrastructure or computing as a service. A survey of concepts, techniques, tools and processes to minimize attack surfaces, harden exposed access, create business continuity and repair or recover from attacks. Multiple operating systems, platforms and networks structures will be examined. CompTIA's S+ will be a guiding framework for class work.

IT 250 5.0

This capstone course will investigate managing and maintaining enterprise applications in a highly integrated computing environment. Students will examine LAN and WAN server applications implementing a user environment from a case study. The focus will be on the user experience as server application access crosses the enterprise LAN/WAN security boundaries. A small business scenario will be the foundation for this survey of software tools and applications.

IT 257 5.0
Course Course ID Credits Availability

Course Substitute : other Natural Science course

An overview of computer program design and problem solving with a focus on problem analysis, program development, testing and debugging. Students will use functions, control structures, and data structures to develop a variety of increasingly complex programs to solve scientific and technical problems. Students will learn to document and test their solutions. Programming language may vary.

CSC 110 5.0

English 101 is a college-level writing course that emphasizes academic writing and major strategies of reading and writing analytically. Writing assignments focus on engaging with and responding to a variety of texts. Instruction encourages students to develop, through revision and reflection, as readers, writers, and critical thinkers.

ENGL& 101 5.0

Course Substitute : other Communications course

Continuation of the composition sequence with further instruction and practice in the writing process, concentrating on critical reading and writing techniques needed for the preparation and completion of documented essays.

ENGL& 102 5.0

Course Substitute : other Humanities course

Examines the skills in communication and empathy required for intercultural communication. Includes an interdisciplinary study of diverse cultures and perspectives in the United States in the context of economic, political, and cultural globalization.

HUM 105 5.0

Course Substitute : MATH& 146 - Introduction to Statistics

For non-STEM majors. Third of 3 Statway courses (MATH 091, 092, 136) for teaching statistics with integrated algebra. Continuation of content from MATH 092. Completion of Statway sequence results in credit for a college-level statistics course.

MATH 136 5.0

Course Substitute : other Social Science course

Introduction to the scientific study of human behavior including research methods, brain and behavior, learning, cognitive psychology, development, personality, abnormal psychology, and social thinking and behavior. Additional topics may include: emotions, perception, motivation, intelligence, genes and evolution, and health.

PSYC& 100 5.0