Associate of Applied Science Degree in Information Technology (IT)

If you are interested in becoming an information technology professional, but need to enhance your skills and knowledge before you seek employment, the Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology is designed to prepare you to reach your professional goals.

Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology Program Highlights

In addition to offering three concentrations, this program will give you the opportunity to gain a broad range of skills:

  • Install and maintain computer and wireless networks
  • Troubleshoot hardware and software problems
  • Create software applications
  • Manage databases
  • Develop Web pages

Concentrations for the Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology

You can personalize your degree by choosing one of the following concentrations:

  • IT Generalist: If you are interested in exploring all aspects of the IT field, consider the IT generalist specialization. Designed to prepare students for a wide variety of entry-level positions in the industry,* coursework focuses on networking, database management, programming, and web development
  • Programming and Software Development: In today’s world, software development encompasses standalone applications, web development, and smartphone and mobile development. Our programming and software development specialization spans all of these domains and allows you to focus on the following programming language strands: C#, Java, or a combination of PHP, Javascript, HTML5, and CSS for web development.
  • Networking: From remote workstations to shared servers and beyond, computer networking enables individuals to communicate and share information from across the office and the globe. The networking specialization provides an in-depth review of TCP/IP, which is the basis for all forms of networks, and focuses on current industry-accepted practices for troubleshooting and administering Windows-based systems. 
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Higher Education at the Highest Standards

Kaplan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and committed to the highest standards. Our specific programs hold additional industry-relevant approvals and accreditations.

What are the Career Opportunities?

This degree is designed to prepare you for entry-level employment in various areas within the information technology field. Upon completing the program, you may qualify to work as a project manager or program manager.* You can also focus on an area of study that best fits your career and educational goals.

Who Should Take this Program?

If you seek entry-level employment in the information technology field or wish to pursue an information technology bachelor's degree in the future, this program is for you.

How Do I Get Started?

Kaplan University offers multiple start dates, giving you greater flexibility with your education, life, and work schedules. Certain start dates may not be available at all ground locations; speak with an advisor for additional information.

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Curriculum: All Tracks

  • Core

    Total Core Credits: 18

    Total Program Credits: 90

    • CM 107: COLLEGE COMPOSITION I Change

      Building on your existing writing strengths will help develop a foundation for a successful education and career. You will learn strategies to express yourself with confidence and communicate your ideas effectively in personal, academic, and professional situations.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    • CM 220: COLLEGE COMPOSITION II Change

      This course helps students apply research and critical thinking skills to develop effective arguments. Students will create professional writings, incorporating post-draft revision strategies and working constructively with colleagues.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    • CS 204: PROFESSIONAL PRESENCE Change

      This course introduces students to multidisciplinary techniques and concepts pertinent to lifelong career development and professionalism. Students explore career planning as a strategy and professionalism as a method in order to pursue employment interests and career goals. Concepts include various professional communication skills appropriate for the global workplace, interpersonal relationship management, professional behavior, financial decision making, marketability, and using proper technologies to manage professional identities. 

      Credits:

      3

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    • MM 212: COLLEGE ALGEBRA Change

      This course covers topics of algebra including linear functions, equations, and inequalities, systems of equations with two variables, polynomial functions, rational and radical equations and inequalities, exponential and logarithmic functions, ratios, proportions, variation, and graphing.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

  • Major

    Total Major Credits: 30

    Total Program Credits: 90

    • IT 111: PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS Change

      This course exposes you to programming language and concepts. You will practice modularization using a variety of methods; learn the value of creating reusable objects; and apply programming techniques of assignment, iteration, and decision-making.

      Dynamic Description:

      Alice invites and stimulates creative approaches to programming in a graphical, 3D animated environment. Alice allows students to learn programming concepts almost subconsciously as they create 3D animated videos. Double-click on the image below to watch the Alice developers explain why learning to program in Alice is unique, fun, and successful.

      Sample Project:

      www.screencast.com/t/08dtNmiS6rbz

      What's Next?

      IT 250: Dynamic Web Design

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    • IT 133: MICROSOFT OFFICE APPLICATIONS ON DEMAND Change

      This course teaches students to use the current Microsoft Office suite of applications. Topics include an introduction to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and cloud-based file management systems. Students will also learn how to analyze appropriate software applications to address solutions within a profession.

      Dynamic Description:

      Throughout your educational and professional career, you may often need to use such applications as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. IT 133: Microsoft Office Applications On Demand, will provide you with those desired skills and the ability to meet the demands of future classes and requirements in today's workplace. You will acquire some powerful take away skills in this class that can be used to further enhance your Microsoft Office application skills.

      What's Next?

      After successfully completing IT 133, you may want to learn more about Excel. If that is the case then consider taking IT 153: Spreadsheet Applications. This course will help you to gain a deeper understanding of the power of Excel. The skills you will acquire in IT 133 are relevant to what businesses are currently looking for in perspective employees and could help prepare you for your upcoming job searches.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    • IT 190: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CONCEPTS Change

      You will explore concepts of information technology including hardware, software, and networks. You will also gain a practical understanding of how computer hardware and operating systems work. Topics include personal computer configuration and maintenance, along with the essentials of system software installation and administration.

      Dynamic Description:

      Having a foundational understanding of computers and computer concepts is imperative to today's information technology (IT) professional. Whether you have chosen to pursue a career in programming, health informatics, web design, networking, etc., understanding how a computer works both inside and out will prepare you for a successful career in IT.

      In this course, you will learn some of the fundamentals of computers. Possible topics include:

      •  How society is affected and changed by computers
      •  How a computer operates; binary code, operating systems, different applications
      •  Hardware that makes up a computer and how the different computer specifications may affect your choices
      •  How computers communicate and the hardware and software required to network computers together
      • Different types of networks and how to protect those networks from both physical and logical failure
      • Ethical issues that affect computer users every day

      Sample Project:

      animoto.com/play/nBlu2EHXbZml043c17xy9A

      What's Next?

      Computer literacy is a required skill for competing in today's work force. It provides a foundation for any computer related career from accounting to networking. Having the fundamental skills required to use computers is just the first step in developing a successful future.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    • IT 261: DESKTOP ADMINISTRATION Change

      This course prepares networking students to install, configure, and administer a desktop operating system. You will learn to automate operating system installation, set up and manage user accounts, and configure local file systems. You will learn to configure and troubleshoot both local and network printers, manage and troubleshoot access to shared folders, and recover from system failures.

      In this course, students will have the opportunity to set up and manage user accounts, troubleshoot system failures, and set up desktop operating systems.

      Some important skill sets to which learners will be exposed in the desktop administrations course include:

      • The basics of desktop administration
      • How to troubleshoot local and network printers
      • How to manage and troubleshoot access to shared folders
      • How to recover from system failures
      • How to set up and manage user accounts
      • How to back up system and user files

      Sample Project:

      Students are required to take a screen capture of the Action Center. The students are required to describe how they would configure each of the settings for a Windows 7 Professional Edition computer attached to a company network. Students are required to detail how to back up system files and user files.

      What's Next?

      After learning the basics of desktop administration, it is important to continue to develop your skill set. Students can take advanced courses in networking.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      IT 190

    • IT 273: NETWORKING CONCEPTS Change

      This course introduces the concepts behind today’s networks. It outlines current network design, explaining the OSI Model and the methods of carrying data over wired and wireless media. Other topics include network design components, such as topologies and access methods, administration of network operating systems, and troubleshooting methods for data transmission and recovery.

      In this program you will learn the principles and terminology of network administration as you prepare for a career in a variety of entry-level positions in network technology and administration.* You will be provided with the skill sets needed to analyze, design, and evaluate network hardware and software solutions.

      * Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. 

      Sample Project:

      A key part of the course assignment is your ability to use a drawing tool called Microsoft Visio. Throughout the course, you will be tasked with developing Microsoft Visio diagrams of computer networks. A quick way to pick up how to use this tool is to watch the following 10 minute YouTube video.

      How to Use Microsoft Visio: A Basic Overview (10 minutes)

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmDjmm0btO8

      What's Next?

      The skills from this course will help you determine what area of computer networking you may be interested in seeking certifications in addition to your degree. While a degree opens up many doors, employers also look at certifications in addition to your degree.

        Although certain programs at Kaplan University are designed to prepare students to take various certification or licensing exams, the University cannot guarantee the student will be eligible to sit for or pass those exams. In some cases, field experience, additional coursework, and/or background checks may be necessary to be eligible to take or to successfully pass the exams.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    Choose Your Courses Below

    • IT 296: ASSOCIATE'S-LEVEL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INTERNSHIP Change

      This course gives associate's-level students practical job experience in the information technology field. The externship provides students an opportunity to learn about the IT career field through practical, real-world experiences and mentoring from an IT professional. This experience will enrich students' technology skills and provide a better understanding of the level of expertise needed to be successful in their career.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      Completion of all core courses; minimum GPA of 2.0

    • IT 299: ASSOCIATE'S CAPSTONE IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Change

      This course is designed to build on the concepts of all information technology courses you have taken as a part of your degree plan. The capstone course integrates problem-solving techniques and implementation solutions studied in the information technology courses. You will research particular problems or issues you select, analyze the major concerns, and recommend viable information technology solutions to resolve or improve the problems or issues.

      Dynamic Description:

      Learn more about the capstone course. (www.screencast.com/t/GWZqtPOhv)

      Your capstone project will be a case study/scenario based and directed toward your emphasis area. You will assume the role of an information technology (IT) consultant and have the opportunity to demonstrate your skills as either a web developer, application programmer, network specialist, or IT project manager. You will work on a real-world project by picking one of the project scenarios.

      Sample Projects:

      • Planning and implementing a secure network
      • Develop a database driven application
      • Develop a professional website
      • Manage an IT project like one noted above by being an IT project manager

      What's Next?

      Perhaps you want to go on and pursue your bachelor's degree? If so, please check out the University Catalog for more information.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      Last term or permission from the Dean

  • Electives

    Total Electives Credits: 42

    Total Program Credits: 90

Curriculum: Concentration

Concentration
Select a Concentration
  • Select a Concentration
  • IT Generalist Concentration
  • Programming and Software Development Concentration
  • Networking Concentration
  • Please Select a Concentration Above
  • IT Generalist Concentration

    Total IT Generalist Concentration Credits: 22

    Total Program Credits: 90

    • AB 140: INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT Change

      This course provides an introductory overview of management theory, management functions, organizational structure, daily management responsibilities, ethics, and current management tools and resources. Theoretical concepts will be illustrated with practical application to real-world management problems and scenarios. Implications for managing change within the context of a global economy and other dynamic environmental forces are also examined.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

      Concentration courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.
    • CM 241: FOUNDATIONS OF TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION Change

      This course will examine fundamental components of technical communication, which include analyzing audience, defining objectives, designing documents, testing usability, and editing content. Students will use digital media tools to create a formal technical document tailored to meet the needs of an identified audience.

      Credits:

      2

      Prerequisites Required:

      Any college composition course
       

      Concentration courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.
    • IT 117: WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT Change

      In this course, you investigate Internet technologies. You learn the concepts of web development along with web page design. By creating an individual online portfolio or biography using HTML, HTML5, and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), you develop skills for today and tomorrow. This course will enable you to self-promote and demonstrate your skills to an audience via the web.

      Dynamic Description:

      One of the tools for self-promotion includes the ability to create a website on the World Wide Web. In this course, students will have the opportunity to combine technology with creativity. Whether you are an entrepreneur or you just have something to say, this course will give you step-by-step instruction on getting started and creating your unique website.

      Some important skills students will be exposed to in the website development course include:

      • The basics of the World Wide Web
      • Coding in HTML5TM
      • Using CSS to enhance the code
      • Hands-on activities targeted to the skills employers need today
      • The ability to upload web pages to a server
      • The ability to recognize a URL
      • Displaying a unique and creative page on the World Wide Web
      • Documenting their web design journey in a journal
      • Troubleshooting HTML5 code

      Sample Project:

      In this project, the students add images to their webpages. Images for this assignment are related to the page topic. A subfolder named "Images" is created within the existing web design folder. The task is to insert the image in at least two of webpages and upload the pages to the server. The alt tag has to be added within each image tag. Students are required to submit a URL of their websites.

      What's Next?

      After learning the basics of website design, it is important to continue to develop your skill set. Students can take advanced courses in web design or utilize a graphic user interface (GUI) to further develop websites.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

      Concentration courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.
    • IT 163: DATABASE CONCEPTS USING MICROSOFT ACCESS Change

      This course is an introduction to relational database management systems. You will use a relational database management system to create and maintain a database. You will create filters, sorts, queries, forms, and reports. Emphasis will be placed on the skills needed to meet user requirements.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

      Concentration courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.
    • IT 234: DATABASE CONCEPTS Change

      This course prepares you to learn database programming. You will be exposed to the essential concepts of database management systems and SQL programming language. This course will provide you with the business context in which data is used and how it is transformed into information. You will identify the information needs and general usage of data within the modern business context and link the use of relational database management systems to the data needs of the organization.

      Dynamic Description:

      Database management involves the monitoring, administration, and maintenance of the databases and database groups in an enterprise. Database Management Systems (DBMSs) are programs that offer a set of tools that make these tasks possible. These tools use Structured Query Language (SQL), which is a querying language designed for controlling data and managing databases effectively in a relational database management system (RDBMS).

      No matter the size of the organization, the amount of data continues to grow and this data needs to be accurate and accessed efficiently.  Knowledge of database management increase is important because databases are used in various industries as more work is done on the Internet. Because of this, there is likely to be a need for more development and more growth in the database management field.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      IT 163

      Concentration courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.
  • Programming and Software Development Concentration

    Total Programming and Software Development Concentration Credits: 42

    Total Program Credits: 90

    • AB 140: INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT Change

      This course provides an introductory overview of management theory, management functions, organizational structure, daily management responsibilities, ethics, and current management tools and resources. Theoretical concepts will be illustrated with practical application to real-world management problems and scenarios. Implications for managing change within the context of a global economy and other dynamic environmental forces are also examined.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

      Concentration courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.
    • CM 241: FOUNDATIONS OF TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION Change

      This course will examine fundamental components of technical communication, which include analyzing audience, defining objectives, designing documents, testing usability, and editing content. Students will use digital media tools to create a formal technical document tailored to meet the needs of an identified audience.

      Credits:

      2

      Prerequisites Required:

      Any college composition course
       

      Concentration courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.
    • IT 117: WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT Change

      In this course, you investigate Internet technologies. You learn the concepts of web development along with web page design. By creating an individual online portfolio or biography using HTML, HTML5, and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), you develop skills for today and tomorrow. This course will enable you to self-promote and demonstrate your skills to an audience via the web.

      Dynamic Description:

      One of the tools for self-promotion includes the ability to create a website on the World Wide Web. In this course, students will have the opportunity to combine technology with creativity. Whether you are an entrepreneur or you just have something to say, this course will give you step-by-step instruction on getting started and creating your unique website.

      Some important skills students will be exposed to in the website development course include:

      • The basics of the World Wide Web
      • Coding in HTML5TM
      • Using CSS to enhance the code
      • Hands-on activities targeted to the skills employers need today
      • The ability to upload web pages to a server
      • The ability to recognize a URL
      • Displaying a unique and creative page on the World Wide Web
      • Documenting their web design journey in a journal
      • Troubleshooting HTML5 code

      Sample Project:

      In this project, the students add images to their webpages. Images for this assignment are related to the page topic. A subfolder named "Images" is created within the existing web design folder. The task is to insert the image in at least two of webpages and upload the pages to the server. The alt tag has to be added within each image tag. Students are required to submit a URL of their websites.

      What's Next?

      After learning the basics of website design, it is important to continue to develop your skill set. Students can take advanced courses in web design or utilize a graphic user interface (GUI) to further develop websites.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

      Concentration courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.
    • IT 163: DATABASE CONCEPTS USING MICROSOFT ACCESS Change

      This course is an introduction to relational database management systems. You will use a relational database management system to create and maintain a database. You will create filters, sorts, queries, forms, and reports. Emphasis will be placed on the skills needed to meet user requirements.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

      Concentration courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.
    • IT 213: SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT CONCEPTS Change

      This course introduces the fundamentals of software engineering, demonstrating how the fundamentals are the same across multiple programming languages. The core principles found in every programming language are investigated. You will design, develop, debug, and test simple applications using your choice from the programming language options.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      IT 117 | Corequisite: IT 234 (recommended)

      Concentration courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.
    • IT 214: FOUNDATIONS OF WEB DESIGN Change

      This is a fast-paced course in web design. You will learn the basic concepts of web page design. The concepts begin with the planning stages of site mapping and storyboards. Elements such as tables, forms, rollover buttons, hyperlinks, text formatting and management, navigation systems, and inserting multimedia will be explored. By creating an individual online portfolio or biography and implementing the current versions of Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), you will develop skills for today and tomorrow.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      IT 111 and IT 117 (or equivalent)

      Concentration courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.
    • IT 232: SOFTWARE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT CONCEPTS Change

      This is an intermediate course in the design and development of programs offering students a choice of implementation and demonstrating how design and programming concepts are universal. Students will apply software design techniques, software process models, object-oriented programming concepts, and secure data-handling techniques. Students will design, develop, debug, and test intermediate-level applications using their choice from the programming language options.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      IT 213 | Corequisite: IT 302 (recommended for Bachelor of Science in Information Technology students)

      Concentration courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.
    • IT 234: DATABASE CONCEPTS Change

      This course prepares you to learn database programming. You will be exposed to the essential concepts of database management systems and SQL programming language. This course will provide you with the business context in which data is used and how it is transformed into information. You will identify the information needs and general usage of data within the modern business context and link the use of relational database management systems to the data needs of the organization.

      Dynamic Description:

      Database management involves the monitoring, administration, and maintenance of the databases and database groups in an enterprise. Database Management Systems (DBMSs) are programs that offer a set of tools that make these tasks possible. These tools use Structured Query Language (SQL), which is a querying language designed for controlling data and managing databases effectively in a relational database management system (RDBMS).

      No matter the size of the organization, the amount of data continues to grow and this data needs to be accurate and accessed efficiently.  Knowledge of database management increase is important because databases are used in various industries as more work is done on the Internet. Because of this, there is likely to be a need for more development and more growth in the database management field.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      IT 163

      Concentration courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.
    • IT 247: FUNDAMENTALS OF WEB GRAPHICS Change

      You will learn how to create appropriate web graphics using popular image editing tools. Throughout the course, you will create a collection of custom graphics that will be displayed in an e-Portfolio layout. Topics will include resizing, resolution, optimization, digital photo enhancement, custom banner and button creation, and more.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      IT 214

      Concentration courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.
  • Networking Concentration

    Total Networking Concentration Credits: 27

    Total Program Credits: 90

    • IT 278: NETWORK ADMINISTRATION Change

      In many organizations, the network administrator is the wizard behind the curtain. Network connections between users and computers seem to magically perform the transmissions required for daily operations. In this course, you are introduced to basic network administration. You install and configure a network operating system in a virtualized environment and practice administrative tasks. You perform hands-on exercises demonstrating server management, user account creation, file access, storage backup, and security settings.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      IT 273

      Concentration courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    • IT 283: NETWORKING WITH TCP/IP Change

      This course provides a thorough examination of the protocols and services in the TCP/IP protocol suite. Students gain an understanding of how network traffic is encapsulated and transported by TCP/IP on local area networks and on wide area networks, including the Internet. Students learn about message addressing and forwarding, and how network errors are resolved.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      IT  273

      Concentration courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    • IT 286: NETWORK SECURITY CONCEPTS Change

      This course introduces you to the essential knowledge required to secure today’s networks. You will learn to identify threats and vulnerabilities and to apply effective strategies to prevent data breaches. The course discusses topics such as risk assessment; compliance and operational security; access control and authorization management; intrusion detection; application hardening; malicious attacks; and cryptography. It outlines a security professional’s responsibilities and discusses the skills needed to protect an organization’s data and network infrastructure.

      Dynamic Description:

      If you plan to pursue a career in security, this course covers the foundational information to help you succeed.* It explains IT security basics; malware and threat management; social engineering; risk and business continuity planning; cryptography; security policies and operational security; and the security administration. You will also be able to use the concepts in this course to study for the CompTIA Security+ Exam SYO-401 and SYO-501.

      * Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.

       Although certain programs at Kaplan University are designed to prepare students to take various certification or licensing exams, the University cannot guarantee the student will be eligible to sit for or pass those exams. In some cases, field experience, additional coursework, and/or background checks may be necessary to be eligible to take or to successfully pass the exams.

      Sample Projects:

      Exercise: Upload and Download Speed Test
      Search for Internet speed test or bandwidth test websites (ex: McAfee Speedometer or bandwidthplace.com) and test your current system for both download and upload speed. Take a screen capture of the response. Explain your results and how these results may change overtime.

      Exercise: Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA)

      MBSA helps network administrators test the security state of their systems and detect problems with configuration and software updates. Research MBSA on Microsoft's website. If you have Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 installed on your system, you can download and run MBSA by following the instructions on the website. Take a screen capture of your results. Explain your results and any issues MSBA has identified.

      How does MBSA compare to Windows Update? If you cannot install MBSA on your system, research it on Microsoft's web site and write a summary of the features and results it generates.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      IT  273

      Concentration courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    • IT 388: ROUTING AND SWITCHING I Change

      This course is the first of two routing and switching courses that prepare you to design, configure, and maintain network routing and switching. You learn the basic concepts, protocols, and functions of network routers and switches. Emphasis is placed on hands-on practice of configuration and troubleshooting using live and simulated labs.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      IT 283

      Concentration courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    • IT 471: ROUTING AND SWITCHING II Change

      This course is the second of two routing and switching courses and explores more advanced topics. You will design, configure, reconfigure, and maintain network routing and switching devices. You will also learn advanced concepts in protocols, resource access, and disaster recovery. Emphasis is placed on planning, proposing, and securing network infrastructure.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      IT  388

      Concentration courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

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