IT-Network Management

COMPETENCY-BASED EDUCATION (CBE)

This high-quality and affordable program model will provide students a flexible way to learn how to install, configure, and Troubleshoot Advanced Networks. Students also have the opportunity to prepare for industry recognized credentials such as MCP, CCNA, CCNA-Security, Linux+, and Network+.

Program Requirements:

  • Be prepared to take online classes
  • College-ready; all developmental courses completed
  • Prior experience in college or prior work-experience
  • Have consistent and reliable internet access
  • Self-motivated

How does CBE benefit students?

  • Get credit for what you already know
  • Earn a college certificate in 15 weeks
  • Build on your knowledge and skills at your pace
  • Earn high-quality, industry-validated degrees and credentials
  • Acquire credentials for career advancement

Program Certificate Options:

  • IT-Network Management Cisco Certified Network Associate certificate
  • IT-Network Management NOS Certified Microsoft & Linux Professional certificate

Want to know more?

Please contact Marion Pittman-Couch (mpittmancouch@forsythtech.edu) for more Information if you are interested in participating. Interested students should schedule an information session in order to be considered for participation.

Program Map:

The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow the recommended curriculum model below should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Associated in Applied Science – CBE 2 Year Track

IT – Network Management (A25590CN)

The A25590CN degree prepares graduates for employment in the technology sector as designers, testers, support technicians, system administrators, developers, or programmers who use computer software and/or hardware to design, process, implement and manage information systems in specialties such as database services, business intelligence healthcare information and others depending on the technical path selected within this curriculum.

SEMESTER 1 (1st Fall)

SECTION COURSE TITLE CLASS LAB CREDITS
CTI 110 WEB, Programming and Data Foundations 2 2 3
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 3
SEC 110 Security Concepts 2 2 3
CTI 120 Network & Security Foundation 2 2 3
PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics 3 0 3

SEMESTER 2 (1st Spring)

SECTION COURSE TITLE CLASS LAB CREDITS
ENG 111 Writing Inquiry 3 0 3
NOS 130 Windows Single User 2 2 3
NOS 230 Windows Admin I 2 2 3
NOS 231 Windows Admin II 2 2 3
NOS 232 Windows Admin III 2 2 3

SEMESTER 3 (Summer)

SECTION COURSE TITLE CLASS LAB CREDITS
NOS 120 Linux/UNIX Single User 2 2 3
NOS 220 Linux/UNIX Admin I 2 2 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 3

May meet requirements for Certified Microsoft & Linux Professional Certificate

SEMESTER 4 (2nd Fall)

SECTION COURSE TITLE CLASS LAB CREDITS
NET 125 Introduction to Networks 1 4 3
NET 126 Routing Basics 1 4 3
NET 225 Routing & Switching I 1 4 3
NET 226 Routing & Switching II 1 4 3

May meet requirements for Network Mgt CISCO Certified Network Assoc. Certificate

SEMESTER 5 (2nd Spring)

SECTION COURSE TITLE CLASS LAB CREDITS
COM 120 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication 3 0 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 2 2 3
CTS 120 Hardware/Software Support 2 3 3
NET 289 Networking Project 1 4 3

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 66

Certified Microsoft & Linux Professional Certificate

SEMESTER (Spring)

SECTION COURSE TITLE CLASS LAB CREDITS
NOS 130 Windows Single User 2 2 3
NOS 230 Windows Admin I 2 2 3
NOS 231 Windows Admin II 2 2 3
NOS 232 Windows Admin III 2 2 3

SEMESTER (Summer)

SECTION COURSE TITLE CLASS LAB CREDITS
NOS 120 Linux/UNIX Single User 2 2 3
NOS 220 Linux/UNIX Admin I 2 2 3

Network Mgt CISCO Certified Network Assoc. Certificate

SEMESTER (Fall)

SECTION COURSE TITLE CLASS LAB CREDITS
NET 125 Introduction to Networks 1 4 3
NET 126 Routing Basics 1 4 3
NET 225 Routing & Switching I 1 4 3
NET 226 Routing & Switching II 1 4 3