Dalton State 2013-14 Catalog

Computer Networking and Service Technology

Certificate 

The certificate prepares students for potential employment in the computer service industry with emphasis on computer networks. This program prepares students to create, administer, and maintain local area and enterprise networks and to service and maintain stand alone PC's. 

General Education
ENGL 1100Communication Skills3
English Composition I *
READ 1100Reading Skills3
English Composition II *
MATH 1104Applied Mathematics3
College Algebra *
Major Field Courses
CMPS 1130Computer Concepts/Programming3
CAPS 1140Microcomputer Operating System3
CAPS 1145Network Fundamentals4
CAPS 1152UNIX4
CAPS 1270Routing Protocols & Concepts4
ELCT 1100PC Maint & Troubleshooting I3
7-8 hours from the following electives: 7-8
iSeries Oper and Facilities
Advanced Topics in CAPS
Windows Network Server Admin
Advanced Windows Server Admin
Comp Syst/Networking Security
LAN Switches and Wireless
Accessing the WAN
A+ Certification Review
Physical Education
PHED Activity Elective1
Total Hours38-39

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Students who meet or exceed the required degree-level learning support minimums may choose to take ENGL 1101 for ENGL 1100, ENGL 1102 for READ 1100, and/or MATH 1111 for MATH 1104 when recommended by their advisor.

Courses

CAPS 1101. Introduction to Computers. 2-2-3 Units.

If a student has no computer experience, it is advised to take OADM 1140. Students who have no knowledge of computer key function and do not type a minimum 20 words per minute are urged to take OADM 1140, either prior to, or in conjunction with, this course. A survey of computer-related topics; including the basic elements of a computer system, ways in which computers can be used, and their organizational and social impact. Hands-on experience with microcomputers using Microsoft Windows, data-management, and electronic-spreadsheet programs. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)(F,S,M)

CAPS 1120. iSeries Oper and Facilities. 2-2-3 Units.

An introduction to the operations, basic tools, and facilities of the computer system. Lectures are supported by hands-on laboratory exercises, primarily utilizing the IBM iSeries. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)(F)

CAPS 1140. Microcomputer Operating System. 2-2-3 Units.

An overview of operating system essentials for microcomputers, with emphasis on a current version of MS-Windows. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)(F,S,M)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1101 or MGIS 2201 or CMPS 1130.

CAPS 1145. Network Fundamentals. 3-2-4 Units.

Understanding networking basics including hardware, software, LANs, WANs, Ethernet, IP addressing, network-to-network communications and designing and documenting a basic network and associated cabling. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1101 or MGIS 2201 or CMPS 1130.

CAPS 1152. UNIX. 3-2-4 Units.

Study of the Unix operating system, to include basic system operation and access, system installation and configuration, file system organization, file management and manipulation, shell usage, and system maintenance and security. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement.(S)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1140.

CAPS 1208. Computer User Support. 3-0-3 Units.

An overview of the skills and knowledge required to provide technical support for computer users. Includes such topics as user needs assessment, help desk operation, and computer user training. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)(S)
Prerequisites: Three CAPS courses plus an introductory course such as CAPS 1101 or MGIS 2201.

CAPS 1209. Computer Problems. 0-9-3 Units.

Students may use job-related experience in a data-processing installation or computer-utilizing unit in the community; or perform special projects to meet their individual needs. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)(M)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1208 and either CAPS 1101, MGIS 2201, or CMPS 1130.

CAPS 1211. Intro to RPG Programming. 3-2-4 Units.

Students design, code, and test programs using the Report Program Generator (RPG) language. Programs written include report editing, mathematical operations, use of subroutines to support structured programming, IFs and case structures, and external and logical files. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)(S)

CAPS 1212. Advanced RPG Programming. 3-2-4 Units.

A continuation of CAPS 1211. Programs written include file processing, interactive applications, tables and arrays, and subfiles. Review of RPG logic cycle. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)(F)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1211.

CAPS 1213. Control Lang Prog iSeries 400. 2-2-3 Units.

Introduces concept, purpose, uses, and implementation of Control Language (CL) programming. Emphasis is on CL syntax and interactive and batch programs in the iSeries environment. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)(M)

CAPS 1216. Database/Interactive Applicati. 3-2-4 Units.

This course involves Database design; queries; application development in a database environment. Students receive hands-on experience with a rational database package. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)(F)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1212, or CAPS 1213.

CAPS 1217. Electronic Spreadsheets. 3-2-4 Units.

Study of various types of applications using electronic spreadsheets. Topics include financial, statistical, database, and graphic applications; and macros. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)(Offered as needed)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1101, or MGIS 2201, or CMPS 1130.

CAPS 1240. Advanced Topics in CAPS. 3-2-4 Units.

Selected topics in the use of the computer based on current needs and trends; for example, an in-depth exploration of an operating system or an introduction to a programming language not currently taught. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)(Offered as needed)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1140.

CAPS 1255. Windows Network Server Admin. 3-2-4 Units.

The same as CAPS 1250, except that a current version of Microsoft Windows Server is covered. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)(F)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1140 or CAPS 1145.

CAPS 1260. Advanced NetWare Admin. 3-2-4 Units.

Advanced administration tasks such as tuning the network and managing complex directory trees. Troubleshooting NetWare. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)(S)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1250.

CAPS 1265. Advanced Windows Server Admin. 3-2-4 Units.

Advanced administration tasks such as tuning the network and managing multiple server networks. Troubleshooting Windows Server. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)(S)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1255.

CAPS 1270. Routing Protocols & Concepts. 3-2-4 Units.

Understanding of routers and routing including: user interfaces, components, configurations, basics of IOS versions; TCP/IP Protocol Suite, IP addressing/subnetting; routing protocols RIP, OSPF, EIGRP. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1145.

CAPS 1275. Comp Syst/Networking Security. 3-2-4 Units.

An introduction to communication security in computer systems and networks. Both information flow and information integrity policies will be considered. Topics include: authentication, protection, security models, cryptography, application, hacker tools and public policy, along with case studies. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1145.

CAPS 1276. LAN Switches and Wireless. 3-2-4 Units.

Understanding of network switching, VLANs, Spanning-Tree protocol, switching technologies, network documentation, security and troubleshooting; basic wireless standards, configuration, security and troubleshooting. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1145.

CAPS 1277. Accessing the WAN. 3-2-4 Units.

Understanding of WAN technology basics to include: devices, encapsulation formats, PPP components, Access Control Lists, NAT, DHCP, DNS and Frame Relay. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1270 and CAPS 1276.

CAPS 1280. Programming in Java. 3-2-4 Units.

An introduction to object-oriented programming using the language Java, with special attention to Java applets and Web pages. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)(F)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1140.

CAPS 1285. CCNP ROUTE. 3-2-4 Units.

Implement EIGRP, OSPF, BGP, and IPv6 into an enterprise network. Implement a path control through an enterprise network using PBR and IP SLA. Describe and configure a basic implementation for branch office and mobile worker connectivity.

CAPS 1286. CCNP Switch. 3-2-4 Units.

Implement, monitor, and maintain VLANs, STP, and interVLAN routing in an enterprise campus network. Configure and optimize high availabiltiy on switches to provide Layer3 redundancy. Describe and implement LAN security feature and advanced services in a campus infrastructure.

CAPS 1287. CCNP TSHOOT. 3-2-4 Units.

Develop a troubleshooting process to identify and solve problems in complex enterprise networks. Troubleshoot enterprise services including NAT, DHCP, VoIP wireless connectivity, and video. Practice maintenance procedures and fault resolution in a secure infrastructure.

CAPS 1288. Optimizing Converged Networks. 3-2-4 Units.

Optimizing and providing effective QoS techniques in converged networks; operating voice, wireless and security applications; DiffServ QoS model, AutoQoS; considerations for QoS implementations.

CAPS 1290. Web Site Design. 3-2-4 Units.

Design and maintenance of effective web sites for information and e-commerce. Coverage includes organization and layout, use of animation and interaction, trouble shooting and maintenance. Topics include HTML and JavaScript. (Career Course)(F)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1101 or CAPS 1140.

CAPS 2278. CCNA Security. 3-2-4 Units.

This course provides an introduction to the core security concepts and skills needed for the installation, troubleshooting, and monitoring of network devices to maintain the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of data and devices. This course is a hands-on, career-oriented e-learning solution with an emphasis on practical experience to help students develop specialized security skills, along with critical thinking and complex problem solving skills. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1277 with a "C" or better.

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