Network Services



Network Services

Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences Degree

Business operations often depend on networks that enable multi-user data access and processing. This program includes hardware and software maintenance, support and security for linking computers in the corporate, educational or government sectors. It is designed to prepare the students for careers in Network Administration, Network Support Specialist, Network Technician or Network Troubleshooter.

Courses by Placement/Transfer

The following courses may be prerequisites for your program depending upon your placement scores or transfer evaluation.  Advisors can assist you to integrate these into your program of study during your first semester at West Shore.  Contact Student Services at 231.843.5510.

Course Code

Title

Credits/
Contacts

ENG 051 or

ENG 098

Introduction to College Writing or

Writing Essentials

4/4

3/3

ENG 052

Introduction to College Reading

4/4

MTH 051

Pre Algebra

4/4

FYS 101

First-Year Seminar

2/2

Program of Study

Course Code

Course Title

Credits/

Contact

Pre/Corequisites

Semester 1

ENG 111

English Composition I

3/3

ENG 051 or ENG 098 &

ENG 052 or Placement

CIS 110

Introduction to Computer Concepts

3/4

CIS 160

Desktop Applications

3/4

CIT 100

Introduction to Operating Systems

3/4

OIS 150

Fundamentals of Keyboarding

2/3

May be waived

MTH 120

Introduction to Algebra

4/4

MTH 051 or Placement

Total

18/22

Semester 2

CIS 130 or CIS 200

Programming Logic or

C++ Programming

3/4

CIT 115

Advanced Operating Systems

3/4

CIT 100

CIT 130

Introduction to Data Base Management

3/3

CIT 245

Network Technologies

4/5

CIT 160

Microcomputer Systems

2/3

Humanities

Elective

Select one from categories A, B, or C

3/3

Total

18/22

Semester 3

CIS 210

Systems Analysis and Design

3/3

One computer language

CIT 180

Network Connections

2/3

CIT 210

Advanced Server Concepts and Security

3/4

CIT 100

CIT 220

Web Development and Management

3/3

MTH 123

Introduction to Statistics

3/3

MTH 120 or Placement

General

Education

Elective

Select one from Communications, Humanities and Fine

Arts, Math, Science, or Social Science

3/3 min.

Total

17/19

Semester 4

CIT 230 or

CIS 135 or

CIS 200

Web Applications or

.Net Applications  or

C++ Programming

3/3

3/4

3/4

CIS 130 or CIS 200

CIT 260

Emerging Technologies

3/3

CIS 299 or Elective

Computer Information Systems Internship or select one Computer Information Systems course

3/3

Approved Application

POL 151

American National Government

3/3

SPE 110

Interpersonal Communications

3/3

Total

15/15

Degree Total

 

68/78


Microsoft Office Specialist Microsoft Technology Associate

What You'll Earn - Industry Certification:

This program incorporates a recognized industry certification as part of your degree program. You will study for and complete two seperate Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exams (included in the cost of tuition).

* courses that include MOS certification components


Students are responsible for all prerequisites and/or co-requisites. See course descriptions.

This program is intended to prepare students for employment, and therefore has not been designed to transfer to senior institutions. Some of the courses, however, may be transferable. For clarification, see a WSCC advisor.

In order to receive a degree/certificate in this program, students must take the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute’s Job Ready Occupational Competency Test.