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Information Systems Technology Certificate

The 24-credit IST Certificate is designed to prepare the student for a place in the Information Technology workplace with a 24-credit milestone. The eight-course requirement is flexible, with a maximum of fifteen 100-level credits in courses with IST designations and a minimum of nine 200-level credits in courses with IST designations.

The eight-course sequence of the IST Certificate program provides some preparation for industry-recognized certifications such as the CompTIA A+, CompTIA Net+, Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), FOA Certified Fiber Optic Technician (CFOT), FOA Fiber To The Premises (CFxT), the Microsoft Technology Associate, and EMC2 ISM.

Students may then choose to finish the Associate in Science Degree and further their education at a four-year college. Students who already have a degree may choose this Certificate to redirect their expanding networking skills and prepare them for the rapidly changing andĀ ever-challenging world of Information Technology.

Up to nine credits may be taken under the CIS or DMT designation and applied to the IST Associate in Science Degree or IST Certificate programs.

IST 100 Level Courses

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
IST112G Applied Logic 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST113G IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST122G Introduction to Networks 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST123G Routing and Switching Essentials 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST142G Virtualization Essentials 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST150G Network Operating System Fundamentals 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST151G Windows Network Operating Systems 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST161G Introduction to Information Assurance 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
Total Credits

IST 200 Level Courses

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
IST200G Communication Electro-Optics 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST211G PC Technician 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST220G Advanced Routing 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST221G Advanced Switching 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST222G Scaling Networks 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST223 Accessing the WAN 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST227G Advanced Troubleshooting 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST228G Network Implementation 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST245G Information Storage and Management 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST251G Windows Network Operating Systems Services 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST253G Windows Server 2008 Active Directory 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST262G Advanced Network Security 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST264G Configuration Security Appliance 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST275G Network Protocols and Services 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST281G Internship 1 8 3
Classroom 1, Lab 8, Total 3
IST291G IST Project 1 8 3
Classroom 1, Lab 8, Total 3
Total Credits

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