Information Technologies and Network Systems (Associate)

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Information Technologies and Network Systems

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Information Technologies and Network Systems Training in 2 Years*

Motivated to earn and provide more for your family, feel valued and respected at work, and make use of your computer skills? Develop the knowledge to offer technical assistance about computer hardware and software, and learn to perform maintenance to ensure networks operate correctly with minimal interruption.

Prepare with Laurus to take the CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+ exams, to get the industry-leading credentials for IT professionals. Develop the knowledge you’ll need to offer technical assistance with computer hardware and software, and learn to perform maintenance to ensure networks operate correctly with minimal interruption.

This program also provides students with the opportunity to effectively use information resources, conduct intellectual research, and communicate scientific knowledge based on today’s technology requirements.

*Program length when completed in normal time

Information Technology Courses

The goal of this Associate Degree program is to help students develop the technical skills needed for pursuing a successful career as an IT professional. This program covers fundamental and advanced skill development in a variety of IT related areas, while also providing the knowledge to successfully apply information technology theory and principles to address real world business opportunities and challenges.

Where You Could Be After Completing This Program

Information Technologies and Network Systems professionals provide technical assistance concerning the use of computer hardware and software as well as perform network maintenance to ensure networks operate correctly with minimal interruption. They may also plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as electronic data processing, information systems, systems analysis, and computer programming.

Grads with Information Technologies and Network Systems training may find employment in a wide range of interesting and rewarding positions, including:

  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Information Technology Consultant
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Network Support Specialist
  • Computer User Support Specialist
  • ...and more!

This program also provides students with the opportunity to effectively use information resources, conduct intellectual research, and communicate scientific knowledge based on today's technology requirements.

Career Opportunities

The Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system is used by Federal statistical agencies to classify workers into occupational categories for the purpose of collecting, calculating, or disseminating data. The The Information Technologies and Network Systems Associate of Science program offered at Laurus College can help prepare graduates for a variety of careers that include, but are not limited to the list of careers that may be listed under the following SOC codes (for more information on a particular SOC code, visit www.onetonline.org).

With so many professional opportunities available to people with the right qualifications, Laurus can prepare you for a career that will take you to that next level in life.

Meet the Information Technology Systems Management Faculty

David Nagus

David Nagus

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John Sparks

John Sparks

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Michael Courter

Michael Courter

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Shamikka Chalmers

Shamikka Chalmers

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Songpol Sangwanphanit

Songpol Sangwanphanit

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Steven Marshall

Steven Marshall

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Tedi Jones

Tedi Jones

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Vance W. Vorathavorn

Vance W. Vorathavorn

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William Hicks

William Hicks

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Here's How You'll Grow with Us

As part of the curriculum, students will have the opportunity to develop skills in:

  • Operating System Fundamentals
  • Administering Computers and Devices
  • Technical Certifications
  • Network Administration
  • Database Management
  • Information Systems Management
  • Information Security Foundations
  • Network Deployment
  • TCP/IP and Subnetting
  • Software Deployment
  • Cyber Security
  • Web Server Administration
  • Enterprise Communication
  • Cloud Computing
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Learning Goals

Upon completion of the Information Technologies and Network Systems Associate of Science degree, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency with a LAN and WAN networking systems.
  • Design and construct virtual environments.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in routing and switching.
  • Plan and develop relational databases.
  • Analyze network security and understand how it is maintained and implemented in an organization.
  • Identify tools, diagnostic procedures, and troubleshooting techniques for personal computers, laptops, peripherals, and operating systems.

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Program Information

Program Length

The Associate of Science in Information Technologies and Network Systems program is 100 quarter credits and can be completed in two (2) years if the student attends all terms full time and consecutively.

Instructional Methods

The Associate of Science in Information Technologies and Network Systems program is practical application and involves intense interactive learning. All classes are lecture based with practical application laboratory and computer time for students to enhance their skills and abilities. Interactive virtual classrooms are part of the instructional process at Laurus College. Instruction may be supplemented with guest speakers in class.

Communication and Critical Thinking Skills

Students in the Associate of Science in Information Technologies and Network Systems program complete challenging projects and assignments by using creative problem solving skills. Students communicate ideas through written and oral presentations in various courses throughout the program.

Completion Requirements

Students wishing to obtain an Associate of Science in Information Technologies and Network Systems from Laurus College need to meet all program completion requirements. Students must have completed a minimum of 100 quarter credits, and be in good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better to be eligible for an Associate of Science Degree.

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