Major: Computer Networking & Telecommunications
Length: Two-year Program – Four semesters
Purpose: The global shift toward Information Technologies has produced a critical shortage of technicians skilled in the computer and networking technologies. Data suggest that the IT industry will grow at an unprecedented rate during the next century thus further exacerbating the shortage of qualified Information Technology technicians.
The Computer Networking & Telecommunications degree will provide students the opportunity to develop computer and networking skills and master the necessary content to sit for the CompTIA A+ and CISCO CCNA certification exams. Students will be prepared for full-time employment upon mastering the Computer Networking curriculum. The curriculum is delivered by means of modern state of the art educational technologies. Laboratory experiences will allow students to gain valuable experience working with actual industrial equipment.
|Computer Service Technician||Telecommunications Technician|
|Information Technology Marketing||Systems Analyst|
|LAN Technician||Internet Service Provider Technician|
|LAN Administrator||LAN Cable Installation|
|Technical Sales Associate||WAN Technician|
|Computer Systems Installation||Network Systems Installation|
Admission Requirements: Students who meet the admission requirements to the College are eligible for enrollment into the Computer Networking & Telecommunications program. Students are expected to be proficient in basic English and mathematics. Appropriate developmental courses are available for those needing to improve proficiency in these areas.
Program Requirements: The curriculum consists of course content in general education, basic electronics, computer and networking technologies. Several of the courses will be delivered online. In these courses students will access the curriculum and take assessments in the form of quizzes, tests and exams through the Internet.
Note: High school students interested in a career in the IT industry should check with their counselor for the availability of articulation and dual-enrollment opportunities for those studies.
The Computer Networking & Telecommunications Degree program is designed to provide students the opportunity to develop the necessary skills for entry level employment in the Information Technology industry. Students interested in pursuing a Bachelors degree should consult with college counselors and program advisors early in their program of study at Southwest Virginia Community College.
|Course Number||Course Title||Lecture Hours||Lab Hours||Course Credits|
|MTH 151*||Math for Liberal Arts||3||0||3|
|ENG 111**||College Composition I||3||0||3|
|ITE 115||Introduction to Computer Applications & Concepts||3||0||3|
|ITN 100||Introduction to Telecommunications||3||0||3|
|ITN 154||Networking Fundamentals (Cisco I)||3||2||4|
|SDV 108||College Survival Skills||1||0||1|
|ITN 106||Microcomputer Operating Systems||3||0||3|
|BUS 106||Security Awareness for Managers||3||0||3|
|ITN 107||Personal Computer Hardware & Troubleshooting||3||0||3|
|ITN 155||Routing Protocols & Concepts (CISCO II)||3||2||4|
|ITN 171||Unix 1||3||0||3|
|ITN 113||Active Directory||3||0||3|
|ITN 260||Network Security Basics||3||0||3|
|SS||PSY, PLS, ECO, SOC||3||0||3|
|ITN 156||LAN Switching & Wireless (CISCO III)||3||2||4|
|ITN 111||Server Administration||3||0||3|
|ITN 208||Protocols & Communications TCP/IP||4||0||4|
|ITN 157||Accessing the WAN (CISCO IV)||3||2||4|
|ITE 290/298||Coordinated Internship or Seminar & Project in Information Technology||0||2||1|
|Elective||ART, HUM, MUS, REL OR SPA||3||0||3|
Total Minimum Credits for the Computer Networking & Telecommunications Major 65
*Student should take MTH 163-271 if planning to pursue a Baccalaureate Degree.
**ENG 101 may substitute for ENG 111 for those not desiring to transfer the credit.