The Computer Information Networking Specialist degree is a sequence of courses designed to cover networking architecture, structure, components, operations and functions. Students through intensive hands-on exercises will be prepared to build simple Lans, and Wans, perform configuration of routers and switches, implement IP addressing, troubleshoot routers and switches, implement virtual private network (VPN) operations in a complex network; understand the selection criteria of network devices and WAN technologies to meet network requirements.
Atlanta Technical College has responded to the fast changing environment of networking through up-to-date laboratory equipment such as the NETLABS that provide students the opportunity to experience Virtual IOS without disrupting work and family life. The program presents a flexible schedule that does not compromise quality but addresses working, schooling and family life. Classes are offered on-line and in-class, thus you are opportune to choose the schedule that provides you the best opportunity to succeed. Students graduating from this program will be prepared for Help Desk, Client Service Specialist jobs in networking, Customer Support Specialist and entry level network security specialist.
Minimum Program Length: 5 Semesters
Estimated Program Cost: $12,660
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Entrance RequirementsAdmissions Requirements
- Must be 16 years of age
- Completion of high school or GED and submission of official transcript required to apply
- Achievement of minimum program admission scores in Reading, English, and Math
- Transfer of previous post secondary credits will be determined by the registrar.
At a GlanceContact: Dr. Peter Ejindu, Program Coordinator
This student success course is designed to transition, connect, and acclimate new students to Atlanta Technical College. The course creates an awareness of various campus resources and holistic skill sets necessary to achieve educational and career success. Through the nurturing of academic, personal, social, occupational, and technological talents, students develop the academic and professional skills necessary to be successful in college and the global community.
This course provides a broad overview of information security. It covers terminology, history, security systems development and implementation. Student will also cover the legal, ethical, and professional issues in information security.
This course provides knowledge and experience to develop and maintain security policies and procedures. Students will explore the legal and ethical issues in information security and the various security layers: physical security, personnel security, operating systems, network, software, communication and database security. Students will develop an Information Security Policy and an Acceptable Use Policy.
This course provides students with classroom and laboratory experience in current and emerging network technology. Topics include basic network concepts, basic network device configuration, network protocols and models, network access, Ethernet and access control, end to end communications, IPv4 and IPv6 addressing and subnetting, fundamental application services, security, and network performance.