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NETWORK SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT

Associate in Network Systems Management (NSM)

DESCRIPTION:
The Network Systems Management (NSM) Associate Degree is designed to prepare students for jobs in which they will plan, install and upgrade network hardware and software; manage an up-and-running network; and configure, maintain and troubleshoot computers that are attached to a network.

In addition, several courses help the student prepare to take major industry certification exams (Cisco, Microsoft) while completing the NSM degree. The curriculum emphasizes hands-on lab experiences and is constantly tuned to be as "cutting edge" as possible.

BEGINNING SEMESTERS: FALL, SPRING, SUMMER

CAMPUS: BELTLINE

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS:
A minimum of 63 semester hours is required for graduation. Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all of the technical courses offered within the TSM Major.

PROGRAM ACCREDITATION:
Midlands Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Curriculum Courses
Course Prerequisites
General Education Requirements
ENG 101 English Composition I ENG 100 & RDG 100
SPC 205 Public Speaking RDG 100 or ESL 100, ENG 100 or ESL 110, or equivalent
MAT 102 Beginning Algebra MAT 101, RDG 032 or RDG 035 or ESL 037
ECO 210 Macroeconomics RDG 100 or ESL 100, MAT 102 or MAT 155
Approved Humanities Course See Humanities List
Major Course Requirements
CPT 176 Microcomputer Operating Systems RDG 100 & computer literacy
CPT 209 Computer Systems Management RDG 100 & computer literacy
CPT 255 Operating System Fundamentals CPT 209
IST 200 Cisco LAN Concepts RDG 100 & MAT 100
IST 201 Cisco Internetworking Concepts IST 200
IST 202 Cisco Router Configuration IST 201
IST 203 Advanced Cisco Router Configuration IST 201
IST 204 Cisco Troubleshooting IST 202 and IST 203
IST 250 Network Management IST 201
IST 260 Network Design IST 201
IST 295 Fund of VoIP (lab-based) IST 202 and IST 203
IST 266 Security Concepts IST 200
TEL 203 Wireless Concepts IST 200
Electives: 3 Courses from the following choices
IST 188 Computer Hardware & Software RDG 100
IST 150 Project Management for IT Pros RDG 100 & Dept. Approval
IST 209 Fundamentals of Wireless LANs IST 201
IST 221 Advanced Data Communications IST 201
IST 227 Windows Network Infrastructure CPT 209
IST 243 TCP/IP IST 201
IST 257 Linux RDG 100
IST 259 Electronic Messaging CPT 255 & IST 227 concurrently
IST 261 MPLS IST 202 & IST 203
IST 290 Special Topics - Network+ IST 202 & IST 203
IST 291 Cisco Security (lab-based) IST 202 & IST 203
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