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Computer Networking Entrepreneur

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This program provides students with fundamental skills to own and operate a Computer Networking Services business. Students acquire the ability to diagnose and solve hardware and operating systems problems as well as learn how to perform operating system installations and configurations. Run a Computer Networking Service business (image credit:careers.stateuniversity.com) They can describe file system organizations, evaluate system policies and optimize those policies. In addition, students utilize Directory Services, implement security accounts and permissions along with learning how to improve server performance. By completing this program students can identify the layers of the Open Systems Interconnect model and other critical communication models. They can describe the principals of wired and wireless network communications and explain native Ethernet and advanced Ethernet systems. Students have an understanding of the principals employed in telecommunications and wide area networks and write error-free computer programs. As part of their coursework students design and engineer a corporate level network while preparing to avoid malware and unwanted intrusions of computers and networks. This program introduces students to the challenges involved with setting up and troubleshooting networks for other organizations and the issues faced by a new business.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS Credit Hours
CIS 109/ELTR 109 Personal Computer Maintenance 2
CIS 143 Introduction to Local Area Networks 3
CIS 162 Visual C# Programming or CIS 185 C programming 3
CIS 183 Networking Technologies 3
CIS 209/ELTR 209 Personal Computer Maintenance II 3
CIS 210 Operating Systems Concepts 3
CIS 243 Telecommunications 3
CIS 275 Linux Operating System 3
CIS 283 Advanced Local Area Networking 3
CIS 293 Network Security 3
BUS 290CI Cooperative Internship Program 2
Total  31
ENTREPRENEUR CORE REQUIREMENTS  
BUS 131 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 1
BUS 104 Accounting For Business Owners 3
BUS 161A Effective Selling or BUS/CIS 220 E-Business 3
BUS 230 Entrepreneurial Planning 3
BUS 240 Entrepreneurship Capstone 3
Total  13
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS  
BCOM 101 Business and Technical Communications 3
BCOM 102 Advanced Business and Technical Communications 3
MATH 109, MATH 115, BUS 126 or higher level MATH course 3
COM 101 Oral Communications or BUS 127 Human Relations 3
CIS 120A Intro to Computer Information Systems 3
PHIL 205 Business Ethics 3
PEA 101A, PEA 103, PEA 104A, PEA 118, or PEA 201 1
HE 110 Industrial Safety and Workplace Training or any PEA Physical Education or any DNC Dance 1
Total  20
   
COMPUTER NETWORKING DEGREE TOTAL  64