Dec 01, 2021  
Fall 2021 Academic Catalog 
    
Fall 2021 Academic Catalog

Information Systems Technology, Systems Specialists Concentration, A.A.S.


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William Hornick, Information Systems Technology Program Coordinator
whornick@pierpont.edu

Program Purpose

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Information Systems Technology offering a shared core, and once completed, a selected concentration of Information Systems Specialist or CyberSecurity.

The Information Systems Specialist Track provides students with valuable skills and knowledge in computer and network design, installation, and support. The program enables and encourages students to learn essential problem-solving skills, industry best practices, software applications, and core technical skills used by information systems and technology industry professionals. The program also prepares students to take information technology industry certifications, e.g. CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network +, Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT), and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA).

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the A.A.S degree in Information Systems Technology, graduates will be able to do the following:

  • Provide basic PC technician call center hardware and software support
  • Provide basic PC technician desk-side support for hardware and software
  • Design, build, and support small to mid-size computer networks
  • Plan and implement network security
  • Install, upgrade, and troubleshoot computer hardware, software, and operating systems
  • Perform entry-level system administrator duties on Microsoft and Linux based operating systems
  • Perform Entry-level virtualization systems support
  • Configure, update, and support Cisco Integrated Services Routers (ISRs)

Opportunities

Graduates are qualified for positions as systems administrators, call center support technicians, hardware and software support technicians, and networking technicians and administrators.

Graduates may continue their education towards a Bachelor's of Science degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, or a related field.

Required Courses (60 Hrs)


Model Schedule (60 Hrs)


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