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Academic Programs - School of Engineering and Industrial Technologies

Network and Information Technology
Associate in Applied Science
HEGIS #5104
Chairperson: Anthony Kossmann
Cogan Hall, Room 145, (518) 629-7272

This program has been deactivated effective Spring 2009 and as such, applications are no longer being accepted.

In the last decade, telecommunications has moved from a background role of a utility to applications meant to create new competitive advantages in business, increased productivity in public services, and economic development in cities, states, or nations.

The key theme of Network and Information Technology is to identify innovative applications in a wide variety of business, public service and residential environments, as well as to see how new telecommunications services are an important infrastructure component in city, state, and national planning. What are the new telecommunications applications? How do they create value? What are the opportunities for strategic investment? How can telecommunications investment be evaluated? And what is the likely future for U.S. telecommunications now that the divestiture of AT&T is behind us? These are some of the questions and issues this program prepares students to analyze and pursue as they start their career in the emerging telecommunication era. Degree requirements can be fulfilled through evening course offerings.

PROGRAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
Courses Notes High School Average
Math I, Algebra or 1 unit of equivalent academic math (70 or above in the course) Additional math courses recommended. 70+

The estimated cost of books for the student enrolled in the first full-time term as outlined would be approximately $575.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS*  

Course No.

Title

Credit Hrs.

FORM 101 College Forum** (1)
CISS 101 Microcomputer Appl. Development 3
CISS 120 Data Communication 3
CISS 121 Intro to Network Administration 3
CISS 270 Network Infrastructure 3
CISS 271 Network Management 3
ECON 100 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ELET 115 C/C++ for Technologies 4
ELET 120 Microcomputer Hardware Essentials 3
ELET 270 Fund. of Fiber Optic Communication 4
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
ENGL 102 English Composition II 3
ENGL 125 Public Speaking 3
MATH 105 Applied Technical Mathematics I 3
MATH 106 Applied Technical Mathematics II 3
PHYS 100 Phys. Science I/Physics & Chemistry 3
TLMG 100 Prin. of Telecommunications I 3
  (1)Marketing Elective 3
  (2)Rest. Tech. Elective 6-7
  Total Credits Required 62-63

* or specific course equivalents as approved by Department Chairperson.

(1) Marketing Elective - Recommended Courses - MKTG 120, MKTG 200, MKTG 212.

(2) Restricted Technical Elective - Recommended Courses - CISS 150, ELET 260, ELET 275, ELET 290.

**Required of first time, full-time students.

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR FULL-TIME STUDY
First Term
FORM 101 College Forum* 1
CISS 120 Data Communication 3
ELET 120 Microcomputer Hardware Essentials 3
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
MATH 105 Applied Technical Mathematics I 3
TLMG 100 Prin. of Telecommunications I 3
  Term Total 16
Second Term
CISS 101 Microcomputer Appl. Development 3
CISS 121 Intro to Network Administration 3
ELET 115 C/C++ for Technologies 4
ENGL 102 English Composition II 3
MATH 106 Applied Technical Mathematics II 3
  Term Total 16
Third Term
CISS 270 Network Infrastructure 3
ECON 100 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ELET 270 Fund. of Fiber Optic Communication 4
ENGL 125 Public Speaking 3
PHYS 100 Phys. Science I/Physics & Chemistry 3
  Term Total 16
Fourth Term
CISS 271 Network Management 3
ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics 3
  Rest. Tech. Elective 3
  Rest. Tech. Elective 3–4
  Marketing Elective 3
  Term Total 15–16

*Required of first time, full-time students.