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2013-2014 Course Catalog 
2013-2014 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information Technology/Network Administration, Linux Concentration, AAS

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The ITNA program will provide students with a foundation in the basic technologies of computer networking, both as an objective and measurable skill set, as well as a preface to certification. In addition, students may also prepare for CISCO certification by choosing to take the CISCO option courses. The modular design of the core/certification integration is designed to allow the future addition of other professional certifications.

For more information about the Information Technology/Network Administration program, please visit our website at www.dmacc.edu/programs/itna.

Location: Ankeny

Selected courses in this program are offered at other campuses.

Program Entry Requirements

  1. Complete an application for admission.
  2. Attend any required information/registration session.
  3. Satisfy the required assessment by taking the reading and English COMPASS test or equivalent.
  4. Minimum COMPASS pre-algebra score of 44, or minimum score of 15 on the ACT exam, or completion of MAT 053  with a grade of “C” or higher.
  5. Successful completion of CSC 110 - Intro to Computers  or equivalent; or approval of the program counselor.

Students start Fall semester.

Graduation Requirements

To earn an Information Technology Network Administration AAS degree, a student must complete all coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.

Required Courses

All students take the first three semesters.

Semester 1

Semester 3

Requirements for the Linux Concentration

After semester 3, students must declare a Microsoft or Linux concentration and take the respective Microsoft or Linux courses. to fulfill the program credit requirements, the student must select courses from the option list.

By selecting all CISCO courses as options, the student will be prepared to test for CISCO CCNA certification.

Linux specialization students must complete the following:

Semester 4

Semester 5

Total Credits Required to Complete this AAS Degree: Linux Concentration - 67

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