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Information Technology – Telecommunications Block

The Information Technology Program provides training in network administration, web page design, PC Maintenance, intranet and Internet operations, diagnosing and troubleshooting computer problems and software applications. Students will build and maintain a computer network system. Courses prepare the student for various certifications including the A+, Network+ and Microsoft Certified Application Specialist.  Students have the option of an Information Technology Certificate or an Associate of Applied Science Degree after successfully completing the program of instruction.

Program Outcomes

  • Develop entry-level computer technology skills used in employment.
  • Model Computer Construction, Maintenance and Troubleshooting.
  • Facilitate Network Technologies.
  • Generate Software and Application Programs.
  • Model Desktop Publishing Software.
  • Design Web Media and Web Programming.

Required Courses

First Semester

Course Code Course Name Credits
ACIT-101 Operating Systems 3
ACIT-104 Web Development 2
ACIT-111 The Internet of Things 2
TNT-130 Telecommunications Cabling 2
TNT-140 Introduction to Networks 3
SS-102 Tech Connect 0

Second Semester

Course Code Course Name Credits
ACIT-106 PC Servicing & Upgrade 4
TNT-230 Switching, Routing & Wireless Essentials 3
ELECTIVES Electives (see options below) 3

Third Semester

Course Code Course Name Credits
ACIT-211Z Network Servers 4
TNT-150Z Switching & Routing Protocols 3
TNT-260 Enterprise Networking, Security & Automation 4
ELECTIVES Electives (see options below) 2

Fourth Semester

Course Code Course Name Credits
ACIT-208 Network Security 2
TNT-210 Telecommunications Soft Switching Systems 3
TNT-250 LAN/WAN Design 4
ACIT-213 Unmanned Aircraft Systems Technology 3
ACIT-214 IT Project Management 4

General Education Course Requirements

Course Code Course Name Credits
COM-103 English Composition I T▸ 3
COM-105 Fundamentals of Oral Communication T▸ 3
CIS-100 Computer Applications T▸ 3
MA-102 Essential Math T▸OR 3
MA-110 Intermediate AlgebraOR 3
MA-111 College Algebra T▸ 3
SS-100 General Psychology T▸ 3
Total Required Hours

T▸ - Course eligible for transfer to a state university.

Additional Notes:

Course Code Course Title Credits
ACIT-103 Applied Computer Concepts 2
ACIT-203 Programming I 3
ACIT-207 Advanced Digital Media Design & Development 2
ACIT-212 IT Practicum 1
BMGT-101 Leadership 3
EL-101Z AC/DC I 4
HE-120 Locator Operator – Level I 1
HE-125 Horizontal Directional Drilling – Level I 2
MAR-101 Introduction to Digital Marketing 1
OSHA-110 OSHA Training 1

This Program is available in Beloit

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