CNT Program Courses

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Visual Basic

Credit Hours: 3

Course Number: CIS 604

Course Description: This is an introductory course in Visual BASIC in which applications are developed that use the graphical user interface of Windows.

Advanced Visual Basic

Credit Hours: 3

Course Number: CIS 612

Course Description: This is a continuation in Visual Basic .NET 2009 in which applications are developed that use the graphical user interface of Windows.

Overview of Cybercrime

Credit Hours: 3

Course Number: CRJ 170

Course Description: The course provides an introduction and overview of computer crime. In particular, a categorization of types of computer crimes is presented including:

  • The computer as a target
  • The computer as an instrument of a crime
  • The computer as incidental to crime, and
  • Crimes associated with the prevalence of computers

Composition I

Credit Hours: 3

Course Number: ENG 105

Course Description: This course focuses on the process of writing expressive and informative prose, in incorporating oral, visual and electronic modes. It introduces research skills and critical thinking skills.

Math for Liberal Arts

Credit Hours: 4

Course Number: MAT 111

Course Description: This course is designed to introduce a student in non-math related majors to some of the basic uses of mathematics in society today including uses of algorithms for problem solving. Topics covered include principles of counting, sets, probability and statistics, geometry, logic, math of finance, and number theory. This course satisfies a general education requirement in the Math/Science area.

Microcomputer Fundamentals

Credit Hours: 3

Course Number: NET 110

Course Description: Students will learn the fundamentals of MS DOS, Windows operating systems, and file management along with e-mail, and Internet usage.

Introduction to Networks

Credit Hours: 3

Course Number: NET 138

Course Description: This course focuses on networking terminology, technologies, components, and how data is moved in the real-world network environment. Beginning with basics of data communication, students will learn about Protocol Data Unit structure of segments, datagrams, packets and frames.  Students build upon network architectures, transmission methods, DCE/DTE interfaces, modulation, and multiplexing. Students will also investigate different types of network media and how they function along with hands on experiences with the media.

Advanced Networking Technology

Credit Hours: 3

Course Number: NET 152

Course Description: This course will cover the advanced topics of networking topologies, advanced management utilities, plan performance management, configure network communications packets, configure the environment for different network protocols, construct network security, implement and evaluate a maintenance and prevention plan, and determine appropriate action for common problems. While in the course and covering the topics the student will also be studying for a series of tests that are required for the Engineers License in networking.

Network Design & Documentation

Credit Hours: 2

Course Number: NET 169

Course Description: Students will learn to design and document networks from the ground up using industry standards. Starting with the network in our own lab, the students will learn to design a simple network and create the necessary documentation to manage a small network. The students will then develop skills to design and document a more complicated network, such as the Iowa Central campus network. They will also learn to document established networks. This will be accomplished by inspecting the campus network, using necessary tools and software to analyze the network and prepare the proper documentation.

CISCO Routers

Credit Hours: 3

Course Number: NET 222

Course Description: Protocols and router knowledge is crucial for today’s networking professional. This course gives you an opportunity to compare and contrast the performance, overhead, routability, security and integrity issues surrounding today’s major LAN/WAN protocols. The student will understand how to install, configure and manage Cisco routers. This course also gives you the hands-on experience you need for configuring your routers in multi-protocol network. Students will configure routing tables, subnetted IP networks, addressing schemes and access lists on the classroom network. Students will learn how to configure routers for IP, IPX and AppleTalk, DCE/DTE interfaces, modulation, and multiplexing.

CISCO Switches

Credit Hours: 3

Course Number: NET 232

Course Description: Students will learn routed data communications using TCP/IP based Ethernet Internetworks. Students will build, configure, and troubleshoot an Ethernet, TCP/IP LAN, which includes hosts, hubs, routers, switches, and all necessary cabling.

CISCO WAN

Credit Hours: 3

Course Number: NET 242

Course Description: The Advanced Wide Area Networking course provides students a comprehensive study of the differences between the following WAN services: LAPB, Frame Relay, ISDN/LAPD, HDLC, PPP, and DDR. Students will learn to configure the routers to implement Frame Relay LMIs, maps, and sub-interfaces. Identify PPP operations to encapsulate WAN data on Cisco routers. Students will identify ISDN protocols, function groups, reference points, and channels.

Windows Server

Credit Hours: 3

Course Number: NET 313

Course Description: Students will install and configure the Microsoft Windows Network Operating System, investigate network configurations, manage users and groups, security and permissions, policies and profiles, remote server management, install applications and establish network printing.

Windows Directory Server

Credit Hours: 3

Course Number: NET 343

Course Description: This course is designed to provide the student the necessary information to pass the implementing and supporting Microsoft Server exam. The Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) exams are performance-based exams that prove you can apply your knowledge in a variety of situations. The students will apply that information through extensive hands-on lab situations and comprehensive CD-ROM based study material.

Linux System Administration

Credit Hours: 4

Course Number: NET 413

Course Description: Unix® Operating system will teach you how to use UNIX operating system and introduce you to the Common Desktop Environment (CDE). The class is for new users of the UNIX environment and CDE. You will learn fundamental command-line features of the UNIX environment including file system navigation, file permissions, the vi text editor, command shells, and basic network use. CDE features include Applications Manager, Text Editor, printing, and mail.

Advanced Linux System Administration

Credit Hours: 3

Course Number: NET 455

Course Description: This Linux/UNIX® Advanced Operating system course will teach you how to use the advanced features in both the Linux /UNIX operating system. The course is for advanced users of the Linux/UNIX environment. You will learn how to do low-level configuration of the OS and configure different modules for hardware/software components.  This course will also configure Network Server services and how to secure the Network System against Network attacks.

Advanced Network Security

Credit Hours: 3

Course Number: NET 485

Course Description: This course will take a more hands on approach to network security.  The students will look at securing network devices, remote access security, security testing and monitoring, and developing security policies and risk assessment. The students will be exposed to various types of network security software.  Course will look at specifics for Windows, Linux, and Cisco IOS.

Network Security

Credit Hours: 3

Course Number: NET 612

Course Description: This course will portrait things that can go wrong with a computer network and provide a discussion of the tools available to counteract them. This course will walk through a security audit and the process of developing an effective security policy. Students will learn how to implement security measures — including logging, encryption, and packet filtering — on your existing network infrastructure. Course will look at specifics for Unix, Windows Server and workstation, Cisco IOS, and NetWare.

Telecommunications Services

Credit Hours: 3

Course Number: NET 750

Course Description: A study of the telephone system includes facilities, key systems, and PBX’s. Two-wire and four wire circuits will be discussed along with E & M and SF signaling. Several types of pulse modulation are covered including the popular pulse-coded-modulation.

PC Support I

Credit Hours: 3

Course Number: NET 790

Course Description: Students will learn to identify systems lockups, network errors and operating systems hang-ups and conflicts and apply a combination of hardware and software skills to interface, configure and troubleshoot computer controlled systems. System components that will be diagnosed and repaired are: motherboards, power supplies, memory devices, floppy disk drives, hard drives, communication interfaces, printers along with standard industry buses.

PC Support II

Credit Hours: 3

Course Number: NET 791

Course Description: Students will spend time working at home on their computers to repair and troubleshoot and learn these skills through the use of “real life” situations. Time will be spent troubleshooting problems that are encountered in both work and home environments. The students will work to resolve these issues, while documenting their procedures, and practicing customer relation skills.

Introduction to Ethical Conflict

Credit Hours: 3

Course Number: PHI 145

Course Description: This course explores contemporary ethical conflicts as a way to develop students critical thinking skills. Students will examine various moral theories and their application to ethical problem solving by the use of case studies. Students will determine principles upon which to base their decision making. Areas for discussion may include personal decision making, job and workplace ethics, the social aspects of medicine, and the morals of politics and war.

Introduction to Psychology

Credit Hours: 3

Course Number: PSY 111

Course Description: This course includes the tools for the study of psychology, basic psychological processes, personality and social behavior, contemporary knowledge of motives, intelligence, learning and emphasis on the language of modern psychology.

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