INFORMATION AND NETWORK TECHNOLOGY

A.A.S. DEGREE

Description
The Information and Network Technology A.A.S. degree program is designed to meet the needs of students interested in beginning their technical careers after two years of study and focuses on the application of information technology across multiple domains. This program is designed to assist students in the development of skills and knowledge in technical areas that have practical value in the global workplace. This program provides students with a broad-based foundation in information technology and includes specializations in cybersecurity, computer networking, cloud computing. Curricula in this program teaches students problem solving, critical thinking, communication and teamwork skills. The courses in this program provide students with opportunities for practical applications of classroom theory in a project-based lab environment that encourages them to apply their classroom instruction. Using a core-specialization framework the program encourages students to first, develop a solid foundation in information technology and second, to develop workplace competencies in the context of a specific technical area.

Program Learning Outcomes
1. Use information technology components to design and build information systems.
2. Apply critical thinking skills to design, develop, implement, analyze, and operate complex information systems.
3. Design and implement security measures related to the processing and transfer of information using industry recognized methodologies.
4. Utilize networking concepts and frameworks in the design, implementation, and maintenance of sophisticated information transfer systems.
5. Utilize cloud computing concepts and frameworks in the design, implementation, and maintenance of traditional and cloud-based computing solutions.


Requirements for Program Entrance
High school diploma, GED, or equivalent. Algebra (1 year high school math or placement into Level 5 Math at MCC). English proficiency.


    Distribution Requirements

    Credit Hours
CYBERSECURITY
    FIRST SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours

    ENG 101 College Composition
    3
    MTH 140 Technical Mathematics I OR MTH 165 College Algebra or higher
    3
    CRC 101 Practical Computer Literacy
    3
    CPT 115 Network Fundamentals
    3
    SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE
    3
    Total
    15
    SECOND SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours

    CPT 215 Routing Fundamentals
    3
    CRC 133 Cloud Computing Design and Implementation
    3
    CPT 114 Problem Solving and Robotics
    3
    ENG 251 Technical Writing
    3
    CPT 120 Introduction to Cybersecurity
    4
    Total
    16
    THIRD SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours

    CPT 125 Physical Security
    3
    SCR 211 Computer Security I
    3
    PHL 105 Technology and Values
    3
    CRC 132 A Global Perspective on Mobile and Cloud Computing
    3
    SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE
    3
    PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION ELECTIVE
    1
    Total
    16
    FOURTH SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours

    CPT 220 Applied Security Concepts
    4
    CPT 225 Network Perimeter Security
    4
    CRC 230 Cloud Security
    3
    SPC 143 Small Group Communication
    3
    PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION ELECTIVE
    1
    Total
    15
    TOTAL CREDITS
    62


    NETWORKING

    FIRST SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours

    ENG 101 College Composition
    3
    MTH 140 Technical Mathematics I OR MTH 165 College Algebra or higher
    3
    CRC 101 Practical Computer Literacy
    3
    CPT 115 Network Fundamentals
    3
    SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE
    3
    Total
    15
    SECOND SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours

    CPT 114 Problem Solving and Robotics
    3
    CPT 120 Introduction to Cybersecurity
    4
    CPT 215 Routing Fundamentals
    3
    CRC 133 Cloud Computing Design and Implementation
    3
    ENG 251 Technical Writing
    3
    Total
    16
    THIRD SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours

    CPT 216 Advanced Networking
    3
    CPT 217 LAN Switching
    3
    CRC 231 Mobile Computing
    3
    PHL 105 Technology and Values
    3
    SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE
    3
    PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION ELECTIVE
    1
    Total
    16
    FOURTH SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours

    CPT 218 WAN Systems
    3
    CPT 220 Applied Security Concepts
    4
    CPT 225 Network Perimeter Security
    4
    SPC 143 Small Group Communication
    3
    PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION ELECTIVE
    1
    Total
    15
    TOTAL CREDITS
    62


    CLOUD AND MOBILE COMPUTING

    FIRST SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours

    ENG 101 College Composition
    3
    MTH 140 Technical Mathematics I OR MTH 165 College Algebra or higher
    3
    CRC 101 Practical Computer Literacy
    3
    CPT 115 Network Fundamentals
    3
    SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE
    3
    Total
    15
    SECOND SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours

    CPT 114 Problem Solving and Robotics
    3
    CPT 120 Introduction to Cybersecurity
    4
    CPT 215 Routing Fundamentals
    3
    CRC 133 Cloud Computing Design and Implementation
    3
    ENG 251 Technical Writing
    3
    Total
    16
    THIRD SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours

    CPT 216 Advanced Networking
    3
    CRC 132 A Global Perspective on Mobile and Cloud Computing
    3
    CRC 231 Mobile Computing
    3
    PHL 105 Technology and Values
    3
    SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE
    3
    PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION ELECTIVE
    1
    Total
    16
    FOURTH SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours

    CPT 220 Applied Security Concepts
    4
    CPT 225 Network Perimeter Security
    4
    CRC 230 Cloud Security
    3
    SPC 143 Small Group Communication
    3
    PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION ELECTIVE
    1
    Total
    15
    TOTAL CREDITS
    62