Information / Networking Technology AAS – Fort Peck Community College

Information / Networking Technology AAS

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The Information / Networking Technology Associate of Applied Science (AAS) offers you a way to fully develop and gain confidence in IT skills, prepare for taking IT certification exams, and earn a valuable credential that prepares you for jobs in this in-demand career field. Coursework in the Information / Networking Technology AAS degree program aligns with widely recognized and respected IT industry certifications and prepares you with the foundational skills needed to enter the IT profession. Integrating hands-on, applied learning with theory, you will gain practical knowledge and skills essential for a variety of IT positions such as IT Specialist and Network Support Specialist. Approximately 40% of the classroom time contains hands-on training with advanced computer and networking equipment to provide the student with real world experience. Students who are successful in the AAS program will be prepared to take industry exams such as A+, Network+, Server+, Security+, CCENT, MTA, and MCSA.

Occupational Objective:  Information Technology (IT) Specialist, Network Support Specialist.

  • Troubleshoot and repair computer hardware
  • Set up operating systems and troubleshoot software
  • Set up and document LAN networks using troubleshooting skills
  • Set up and document WAN networks using troubleshooting skills
  • Set up and document secure networks
  • Use business-oriented computer software programs, i.e. Microsoft Office
  • Use appropriate tools to administer and troubleshoot computers
Related Instruction Requirements
Communications: (WRIT 101 or WRIT 104) 3
Computer Applications: (CAPP Options) 3
Health: (HLTH Options) 2
Human Relations: (HS 100) 1
Mathematics: (M111 or M 121) 3
Native American Studies: (NASX options) 3
Total General Education credits required for degree 15


Information/Networking Technology Program of Study
CAPP 156 MS Excel 3
CAPP 120 Introduction to Computers 3
ITS 125 Fundamentals of Voice and Data Cabling 3
ITS 130 Cybersecurity Essentials 3
ITS 164 Networking Fundamentals 3
ITS 170 MS Windows 3
ITS 217 MS Windows Server 3
ITS 217 Network Operating System – Server Admin/Apps 3
ITS 220 Fundamentals of Wireless LANS 3
ITS 224 Introduction to Linux 3
ITS 280 Computer Repair and Maintenance 3
ITS 289 Professional Certification 3
MART 145 Web Design 3
NTS 104 CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks 3
NTS 105 CCNA 2: Routing & Switching 3
Total Program of Study credits required for degree 45
Total credits required for degree 60

*Program Requirements Based On FPCC Courses-All Transfer Students (credits) Will Be Evaluated On An Individual Basis