Program Overview

CIT

Computer Information Technology - Network Administration and Cybersecurity Specialty Option


www.clcillinois.edu/programs/cit
Degree: Associate in Applied Science
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The Computer Information Technology degree is designed to provide knowledge and skills needed for employment in the field of computer technology. The degree provides three specialty options: Computer Forensics, Network Administration and Security, and Web Programming. All three specialty options share a common core of general education and introductory computer courses. Each specialty option has its own unique core of courses and electives. 

To complete an A.A.S., students are strongly encouraged to meet with an Academic Success Advisor to identify coursework that will meet degree requirements.

Recommended Plan of Study

First Semester

15 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course ^

College Success Seminar

[2]

course

Comprehensive Spreadsheets or

course

Comprehensive Database

3

course

Introduction to Computers

3

course

Windows Operating Systems

3

course

Linux Operating System

3

course

CCNAI: Introduction to Networks

3

Second Semester

15 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course

English Composition I

3

course

Networking Automation

3

course

Windows Server Administration

3

course

Network Security Fundamentals

3

Network Administration and Cybersecurity Elective (see list below)

3

Third Semester

16 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course

Programming in Python

4

course

Ethical Hacking

3

course

World Humanities of 20/21 Century or

other Fine Arts elective

3

course

Hardening the Infrastructure                          

3

Network Administration and Cybersecurity Elective (see list below)

3

Fourth Semester

15-17 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course

Business Mathematics or

course

College Algebra or

other higher level MTH Elective

3-5

course

Principles of Microeconomics

3

course

Communication Skills or

course

Fundamentals of Speech or

course

Interviewing Practices

3

course

Advanced Windows Server Administration

3

Network Administration and Cybersecurity elective (see list below)

3

Total Hours for A.A.S. Degree (Specialty Option: Network Administration and Cybersecurity )

61-63

Network Administration and Cybersecurity Elective Options

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course

PC Hardware Fundamentals

3

course

Introduction to SQL

3

course

Configuring and Supporting Windows Devices

3

course

CCNAII: Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials

3

course

CCNAIII: Enterprise Networking, Security and Automation

3

course

Network Defense and Countermeasures

3

course

Cybersecurity Analyst

3

course

Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge

3

course

Microsoft 365 Identity and Services

3

course

Microsoft 365 Mobility and Security

3

course

Job Readiness Skills AND

1

course

Internship 1

0.5-3.0

^ The credit for CLC 120, College Success Seminar, is an institutional requirement for graduation. It is not part of the program requirements but must be completed with a D or better.

For more information on recommended courses or program specific advising contact your Academic Success Advisor or the Business and Social Sciences Division at (847) 543-2047.