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

Career Pathway

Pathway programs at ICC have a map that shows the courses/degree requirements that will lead students to their desired education and employment goals.

Career Cluster: Information Technology
Pathway: Network Systems
ICC Pathway: Networking

Early College

If you are a high school junior or senior, you can get a head start on your future by taking college-level courses now! Visit our Dual Credit webpage for a listing of area high schools with courses available

Network Fundamentals (CMCIS 151)

Point of Entry

High School Diploma or GED

Getting Started: Apply to ICC | Paying for College | Career Information: Network Architect | Student Information

Certificate of Completion

Networking (28 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

A+ Certified IT Professional, CCNA, CCNP, CCNA Wireless, CCNA Collaboration, CCNA Security, BICSI Level I Installer

Employment Information

Computer Network Architects, Computer Network Support Specialists $14-29/hr

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Network Administrator(65 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

A+ Certified IT Professional, CCNA, CCNP, CCNA Wireless, CCNA Collaboration, CCNA Security, BICSI Level I Installer

Industry Credentials

Computer Network Architects, Computer Network Support Specialists$14-29/hr

OCCUPATION BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

There are no current articulation agreements to Bachelor degree programs.

CAREER CLUSTER BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

Program transfer guides layout course work to be taken at ICC and the transfer institution to complete specific programs of study or majors.

Students have successfully transferred to ISU, SIUE, UIS, EIU, and WIU.

GENERAL BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

General transfer agreements formalize the transfer process from ICC to other colleges and universities.

For additional transfer information:
Transfer Assistance
Useful Transfer Links
Transfer Agreements