The specialty networking area will prepare students to design, implement, and manage linked systems of computers, peripherals, and associated software to maximize efficiency and productivity. The program includes instruction in operating systems and applications; systems design and analysis; networking theory and solutions; types of networks; network management and control; network and flow optimization; security; configuring; and troubleshooting. Electives will be provided to prepare students to successfully implement, manage, and troubleshoot the ongoing needs of Microsoft Windows® based operating environments.
The curriculum provides both knowledge acquisition and skills development for those who are currently working in the information technology field and would like to obtain industry-based certifications or for those who would like to prepare for employment in this field. The program is designed to prepare students to successfully pass national, industry-based exams such as CompTIA‘s A+, Network+, Server+, IC3, Microsoft MCSE, and Microsoft MCSA.
To receive this degree, the student must:
- Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better on all work attempted.
- Earn a “C” or better in all courses that are to be used towards the degree.
- Earn 12 of the final 15 credit hours at BRCC.
- Complete the coursework listed in the student's catalog of entry.
The following Information Technology Certificates provide essential information in the specified technical area and can be used to prepare for national certification(s) relevant to that area. Information Technology Certificates can be obtained by students enrolled in the Information Technology diploma program as well as by non-major students: those enrolled in other degree programs or simply seeking the certificate alone.
The listing of courses required for a certificate may include core courses from the
Technology diploma program. Students enrolled in the diploma program must only take any additional certificate courses listed for that particular certificate. These additional courses can be used as approved program electives toward the diploma.
All non-major students must take both the listed core courses and any additional certificate courses needed to obtain the desired certificate. Non-major students must fulfill any prerequisite requirements for the courses listed.
Technical Competency Areas:
- Computer Technician
- Wide Area Network Technician
- System Support Technician
- Application Specialist
- Desktop Application Specialist
- LAN Technician
Certificates of Technical Study:
- Network Administrator
- System Analyst
For more information contact the Division of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics at (225) 216-8226.