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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 and 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
IST112 Applied Logic 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST113 IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST122 Introduction to Networks 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST123 Routing and Switching Essentials 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST142 Virtualization Essentials 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST150 Network Operating System Fundamentals 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST151 Windows Network Operating Systems 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST161 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
IST200 Communication Electro-Optics 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST211 PC Technician 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST220 Advanced Routing 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST221 Advanced Switching 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST222 Scaling Networks 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST223 Accessing the WAN 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST227 Advanced Troubleshooting 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST228 Network Implementation 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST245 Information Storage and Management 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST251 Windows Network Operating Systems Services 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST253 Windows Server 2008 Active Directory 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST262 Advanced Network Security 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST264 Configuration Security Appliance 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST275 Network Protocols and Services 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
IST281 Internship 1 8 3
Classroom 1, Lab 8, Total 3
IST291 IST Project 1 8 3
Classroom 1, Lab 8, Total 3
Total Credits

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