Courses Required To Complete Program:
|Item||Course Title||Theory/Lab (Hours)||Online (Hours)||Total (Hours)|
|MOUS II||Intermediate/advanced MOUS||32||72||104|
|A+||A+ Core Competency||12||28||40|
|Net +||Network +||12||28||40|
|MCSE||Microsoft Certified System Engineer 2000||60||140||200|
|CCNA/CCNP||Cisco Certified Network Associate/Professional||60||140||200|
|MCSD||Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer|
Theory and lab hours may vary depending upon needs of participant. However, total hours will remain constant for each course.
Program Prerequisites: High School Diploma, GED and 12 on Wonderlic Scholastic Exam.
Number of hours to complete program: 676
Number of Days to Complete the Program: 84.5 Day/ 169 Night
Tools and Equipment: Laptop computer, A+ textbook, Mous Textbook, Quick Books Textbooks, Internet Textbooks, computer repair kit.
Actual Number of Weeks To Complete The Program: May vary, based upon number of hours per day student scheduled to attend class.
Program Description and Educational Objectives: This program is designed with introduction topics that will teach students the intricate workings of Personal Computers and how they interact with other network areas. The student will begin with Intermediate Microsoft Office User module (MOUS) topics and thereby become proficient with intermediate to advanced office applications required for managers and trainers. Next, students will encounter the A+ Competency course (A+), so that they may learn DOS and PC architecture, be introduced to the components and functions necessary to work in a PC support or Electronic services environment. In the Network + (NET+) module, students will be taught how to perform in computer support and network administration environments, by installing a network operating system and support a network directory structure. Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer 2000 (MCSE 2000) will be delivered in this section of the program so that individuals can effectively plan, implement, maintain and support information systems in a wide range of computing environments using the Microsoft integrated family of server products. The program will conclude with Cisco Certified Network Associate/Professional (CCNA/CCNP) portion of the program and instructors will teach how to work with traditional Cisco based networks, as well as configure, troubleshoot and perform maintenance on Cisco Routers. Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD) participants will learn to design and implement desktop applications with Microsoft Visual Basic.
The overall objective of this program is to train students so that they will be able to seek entry to mid level employment, in computer support, network administration and management. Some graduates from this program will move into more advanced areas of the Information Technology field, whereby they will advance in their occupation, as well as increase their income level. Students completing courses in the program should be prepared to sit for certification exams.
Program Summary: This program is offered to prepare individuals expressing a desire to work in the Information Technology field with the skills and theory currently needed in the computer industry, and inform the students of the process necessary for passing certification.
The program is intended for those with a high school diploma, GED and the prerequisites as stated above.
Entry level positions for this program will be Help Desk Assistant; Office Suite positions include Help Desk Analyst, End User Support Specialist, Technical Support Specialist, and Assistant Network Administrator. Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer positions include Network Systems Administrator, Network Engineer Trainer, and Analyst. The Cisco network positions include Network Associate, and Network Administrator.