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ICT 161 Networking for Home & Small Businesses (4)
This course teaches students the skills needed to obtain entry-level for home network installer jobs. It also helps students develop some of the skills needed to become network technicians, computer technicians, cable installers, and help desk technicians. It introduces networking and the Internet using tools and hardware commonly found in home and small business environments. Instructors are encouraged to facilitate field trips and outside-the-classroom learning experiences. Labs include PC installation, Internet connectivity, and wireless connectivity, file sharing, print sharing, and the installation of game consoles, scanners, and cameras. (Note: 3 lecture credit 1 lab credit)
ICT 162 Working at a Small 2 Medium Business or ISP (4)
Prerequisite: ICT 161
This course prepares students for jobs as network technicians. It also helps students develop additional skills required for computer technicians and help desk technicians. It provides a basic overview of routing and remote access, addressing, and security. It also familiarizes students with servers that provide e-mail services, Web space, and authenticated access. Students also learn about soft skills required for help desk and customer service positions. Network monitoring and basic troubleshooting skills are taught in context. (Note: 3 lecture credits, 1 lab credits)
ICT 261 Introduction to Routing & Switching in the Enterprise (4)
Prerequisite: MAT 155, ICT 161
This course familiarizes students with the equipment applications and protocols installed in enterprise networks, with a focus on switched networks, IP Telephony requirements, and security. It also introduces advanced routing protocols such as Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP) and Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) Protocol. Hands-on exercises include configuration, installation, and troubleshooting. (Note: 3 lecture credit, 1 lab credit)
ICT 262 Designing & Supporting Computer Networks (4)
Prerequisite: MAT 155, ICT 162
Learners progress through a variety of case studies and role-playing exercises, which include gathering requirements, designing basic networks, establishing proof-of-concept, and performing project management tasks. In addition, lifecycle services, including upgrades, competitive analyses, and system integration, are presented in the context of pre-sale support. (Note: 3 lecture credit, 1 lab credit)