Academics

Network Administrator

The mission of the Associate in Applied Science Network Administrator program of study is to prepare students for employment as network administrators, through training to install, configure, maintain, and troubleshoot network operating systems as well as how to install, configure, maintain, and troubleshoot network connectivity devices, in Windows and Unix operating systems, as well as Cisco switches and routers. 

Degree

Associate in Applied Science (Career Program)
Total Credit Hours: 65

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGLISH *3
COMMUNICATION *3
SOCIAL SCIENCE *3
LABORATORY SCIENCE/MATHEMATICS *7
HUMANITIES *3

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
CMCIS 151NETWORK FUNDAMENTALS 4
CMCIS 152ROUTING AND SWITCHING ESSENTIALS 4
CMCIS 153SCALING NETWORKS 4
CMCIS 154WAN COMMUNICATION 4
CMCIS 156
or
CCNA VOICE 
or
3
CMCIS 157
or
CCNA WIRELESS 
or
3
CMCIS 158CCNA SECURITY 3
CMNET 140WINDOWS ADMINISTRATION 3
CMNET 150COMPUTER HARDWARE INFRASTRUCTURE 3
CMNET 165HELP DESK CONCEPTS 3
CMNET 210WINDOWS SERVER ADMINISTRATION 3
CMNET 220NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE ADMINISTRATION 3
CMNET 230DIRECTORY SERVICE ADMINISTRATION 3
CMNET 250ADVANCED SECURITY TOPICS 3 to 4
CMNET 270MESSAGING INFRASTRUCTURE ADMINISTRATION 3

Elective Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
APPROVED ELECTIVE **3

* See specific requirements for Associate in Applied Science degree.
** Approved Electives: Any CMNET, CMCIS, CMWEB, or CMPSC 115 or higher; or others with department approval.

Students enrolled in the Associate in Applied Science degree program must meet with their assigned academic advisor to plan a specific course schedule meeting Illinois Central College and personal requirements.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1CMCIS 151; CMNET 140; CMNET 150; CMNET 165; English;
Spring Semester 1CMCIS 152; CMNET 210; Social Science; Laboratory Science/Mathematics
Summer SemesterCommunication
Fall Semester 2CMCIS 153; CMNET 220; CMNET 230; Social Science; Humanities
Spring Semester 2CMCIS 154; CMNET 250; CMNET 270; CMCIS 156 or CMCIS 157 or CMCIS 158; Approved Elective

Program Contact Information

Business, Legal, and Information Systems Department
Technology Center
Room 205
(309)694-5558

Illinois Career Cluster

Information Technology

Career Pathway:
Network Systems