Curriculum & Outcomes

Computer Security & Network Technician 

Computer Security & Network Technician

Associate in Applied Science Degree

105 Credits

Program Mission: The Computer Security & Network Technician AAS degree prepares students for a career in the area of microcomputer technical support.

Technical & Network support personnel may perform a wide variety of duties, such as service technicians, software technicians, network technicians, computer operators, installers, trouble shooters, salespersons, help desk support, and network administrators. Students will enhance their computer skills to assist in network design, security implementation and forensics investigations.

Our program has a strong emphasis on hands-on training and uses a variety of methods to deliver the course material in a relaxed and enjoyable learning environment.  Our participants include high-school students, veterans, worker re-trainee's, and those looking to transfer to four-year institutions.  Our program philosophy is "Work hard, be challenged, have fun, and be flexible!"

Computer Security & Network Technician AAS degree graduates will:  

  • Be prepared to obtain an entry-level position in the IT field
  • Perform successfully as computer technicians, Network technicians, installers, troubleshooters, help desk support, and network administrators
  • Create and troubleshoot physical networks
  • Demonstrate proficiency with using current popular network & client operating systems
  • Demonstrate proficiency with implementing and troubleshooting network communication protocols
  • Demonstrate knowledge of data protection and network hardening techniques
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of industry trends and emerging technologies (eg; VoIP, 4G, Cloud computing)
  • Demonstrate critical thinking, teamwork, communication, intercultural appreciation , and technical and information literacy skills
  • Meet Social Science, Humanities, Written Communication, and Quantitative Reasoning distribution area outcomes

It is the student's responsibility to discuss sequencing and work out their individual schedule with a counselor or advisor. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.

ACADEMIC PLAN

 Admission Dates: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring

Program Requirements

CSNT 115 A+ Software Fundamentals 6
CSNT 116 A+ Hardware 6
CSNT 117 Exploring Command Line Interfaces 3
CSNT 123 Current Operating Systems 6
CSNT 124 Open Sources Operating Systems 6
CSNT 125 Shells & Scripts 3
CSNT 231 Network Fundamentals I 6
CSNT 232 Network Fundamentals II 6
CSNT 233 Network Design 3
CSNT 241 Network Security & Encryption 6
CSNT 242 VoIP & Wireless Computing 6
CSNT 243 Cloud & Emerging Technology 3
CSNT 251  Network Administration 12
CSNT 253  Capstone 3
Technical Electives* 10

*Technical Electives - 10 credits

May be taken from BTE, CSNT, ITAD, or MMDP areas and must be approved by faculty Adviser.

Academic Core Requirements - 20 Credits

Quantitative Reasoning 5
Written Communication 5
CMST& ** 5
Social Science 5
Total Program Credits105

** CMST& 210 or CMST& 220 or CMST& 230

See Academic Core for a list of all applicable courses for each of the categories listed above.

Computer Security & Network Technician

Associate in Applied Science Transfer Degree

90 Credits

Program Mission: The Computer Security & Network Technician AAS-T degree prepares students for a career in the area of microcomputer technical support.

Technical & Network support personnel may perform a wide variety of duties, such as service technicians, software technicians, network technicians, computer operators, installers, trouble shooters, salespersons, help desk support, and network administrators. Students will enhance their computer skills to assist in network design, security implementation and forensics investigations. In addition, this degree prepares students interested in pursuing a degree at the baccalaureate level.

Our program has a strong emphasis on hands-on training and uses a variety of methods to deliver the course material in a relaxed and enjoyable learning environment.  Our participants include high-school students, veterans, worker re-trainee's, and those looking to transfer to four-year institutions.  Our program philosophy is "Work hard, be challenged, have fun, and be flexible!"

Computer Security & Network Technician AAS-T degree graduates will:

  • Be prepared to obtain an entry-level position in the IT field
  • Perform successfully as computer technicians, Network technicians, installers, troubleshooters, help desk support, and network administrators
  • Create and troubleshoot physical networks
  • Demonstrate proficiency with using current popular network & client operating systems
  • Demonstrate proficiency with implementing and troubleshooting network communication protocols
  • Demonstrate knowledge of data protection and network hardening techniques
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of industry trends and emerging technologies (eg; VoIP, 4G, Cloud computing)
  • Demonstrate critical thinking, teamwork, communication, intercultural appreciation , and technical and information literacy skills
  • Meet Social Science, Humanities, Written Communication, and Quantitative Reasoning distribution area outcomes for transfer students

Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not offer every course each quarter. It is the student's responsibility to consult the class schedule and work out an individual schedule with an advisor or counselor. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.

ACADEMIC PLAN

Admission Dates: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring

Program Requirements

CSNT 231  Network Fundamentals I 6
CSNT 232  Network Fundamentals II 6
CSNT 233  Network Design 3
CSNT 241  Network Security & Encryption 6
CSNT 242  VoIP & Wireless Computing 6
CSNT 243  Cloud & Emerging Technology 3
CSNT 251  Network Administration 12
CSNT 253  Capstone 3

Academic Core Requirements - 35 Credits

ENGL& 101 English Composition I 5
ENGL& 102 English Composition II 5
MATH& 107* Math in Society 5
PHIL& 120 Symbolic Logic 5
CMST&** Oral Communication 5
Social Science 5
Lab Science*** 5

Technical Electives - 10 Credits

Technical Electives*** 10
Total Program Credits90

* Take Math& 146 Statistics if pursuing a Healthcare IT track

** CMST&210 or CMST&220 or CMST&230

*** Take BIOL& 175 if pursuing a Healthcare IT track and take PHYS& 121 or CHEM& 121 if pursuing a Management IT track.

****Technical electives must be approved by faculty advisor.

Network Support Technician

Certificate of Proficiency

60 Credits

The Network Support Technician certificate is designed to prepare technicians to work in a wide variety of computer-related industries and has a strong emphasis on Network+ Certification, Network Administration, and Network Security. Graduates find entry-level jobs as computer field service technicians, software technicians, computer operators, installers, troubleshooters, technical salespersons, help desk support and network technicians.

Student wishing to enter this certificate program need to have completed the IT Support Technician certificate OR have earned an A+ Industry certification OR have instructor approval.

Network Support Technician certificate graduates will:

  • Be prepared to obtain an entry-level position in the IT field
  • Create and troubleshoot physical networks
  • Demonstrate proficiency with using current popular network operating systems
  • Demonstrate proficiency with implementing and troubleshooting network communication protocols
  • Demonstrate knowledge of data protection and network hardening techniques
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of industry trends and emerging technologies (eg; VoIP, 4G, Cloud computing)
  • Demonstrate critical thinking, teamwork, communication, intercultural appreciation, and technical and information literacy skills

It is the student's responsibility to discuss sequencing and work out their individual schedule with a counselor or adviser. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.

ACADEMIC PLAN

Admission Dates: Fall, Winter, Spring

Program Requirements

CSNT 231  Network Fundamentals I 6
CSNT 232  Network Fundamentals II 6
CSNT 233 Network Design 3
CSNT 241 Network Security & Encryption 6
CSNT 242 VoIP & Wireless Computing 6
CSNT 243 Cloud & Emerging Technology 3
CSNT 251 Network Administration 12
CSNT 253 Capstone 3

Academic Core Requirements - 15 Credits

Written Communication 5
Intro to Algebra (MATH 090) 5
Social Science 5
Total Program Credits60

See Academic Core for a list of all applicable courses for each of the categories listed above.

 

IT Support Technician

Certificate of Proficiency

60 Credits

The IT Support Technician certificate is designed to prepare technicians to work in a wide variety of computer-related industries and has a strong emphasis on A+ Certification and Networking. Graduates will be prepared for entry-level jobs such as computer field service technicians, software technicians, computer operators, installers, troubleshooters, technical salespersons, help desk support and network technicians

The IT Support Technician certificate graduates will:

  • Be prepared to obtain an entry-level position in the IT field
  • Use basic operating systems tools and utilities in a GUI and command line environment
  • Install, configure, and administer current desktop operating systems
  • Identify, install, and configure PC hardware effectively
  • Utilize file editing tools in a network environment to publish and support web based applications
  • Identify maintenance issues of both closed and open source systems
  • Demonstrate critical thinking, teamwork, communication, intercultural appreciation , and technical and information literacy skills

It is the student's responsibility to discuss sequencing and work out their individual schedule with a counselor or adviser. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.

ACADEMIC PLAN

Admission Dates: Fall, Winter, Spring

Program Requirements

CSNT 115  A+ Software Essentials 6
CSNT 116  A+ Hardware 6
CSNT 117  Exploring Command Line Interfaces 3
CSNT 123  Current Operating Systems 6
CSNT 124  Open Source Operating Systems 6
CSNT 125  Shells & Scripts 3
CSNT 231  Network Fundamentals I 6
CSNT 232  Network Fundamentals II 6
CSNT 233  Network Design 3

Academic Core Requirements - 15 Credits

Written Communication 5
Intro to Algebra (MATH 090) 5
Social Science 5
Total Program Credits60

See Academic Core for a list of all applicable courses for each of the categories listed above.