Apr 01, 2023  
2016-2017 SLCC General Catalog 

Network Systems: AAS (CTE)

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Associate of Applied Science | 65 credits minimum

Computer Sciences and Information Systems Division
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
BB 112, (801) 957-5150
General Information (801) 957-4073
Program Website
Academic and Career Advising
CSIS Academic Advisor BB 132A, (801) 957-4273

Program Faculty
See program website

Program Description
The relentless pace of technology and the critical dependence of today’s global businesses on technology have created two significant problems. For large businesses with dedicated IT staff, the problem is a lack of time for training IT professionals on new and emerging technologies. For smaller companies, the problem is even more acute: they also need cutting-edge technology, but can’t afford a separate IT staff. This means they must either outsource their IT-which can be a competitive disadvantage-or they rely on the “computer guru”, who is typically an individual with little to no formal IT training but likes computers and can solve some computer problems when they arise.

The Network Systems degree at Salt Lake Community College prepares individuals with an appropriate blend of vendor-neutral base knowledge and practical, hands-on labs to become the lone IT staff member in a company of 50-75 employees.

Courses transfer as elective credit.  Some courses articulate to various programs at other USHE institutions.  Creating articulation agreements between CSIS programs and other USHE institutions is an ongoing effort.

Estimated Time to Completion
Time to completion is four semesters if students follow the suggested semester schedule.

Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
  1 - Acquire substantive knowledge
2 - Communicate effectively
3 - Develop quantitative literacies
4 - Think critically & creatively
5 - Become a community engaged learner
6 - Work in professional & constructive manner
7 - Develop computer & information literacy
  1. Perform network management tasks.
  2. Understand network security risks.
  3. Categorize and route network traffic.
  4. Deploy and manage Virtual Machines.
  1. Communicate effectively electronically.
  2. Communicate effectively verbally.
  1. Use appropriate functions, filters and queries to perform data analyses and make informed decisions.
  2. Perform the necessary numerical calculations and operations to solve problems.
  1. Install, terminate and troubleshoot wired and wireless network systems.
  1. Identify common network vulnerabilities and implement mitigating solutions.
  2. Design database services.
  3. Design enterprise mail and web services.
  1. Work cooperatively with fellow students through group work and course assignments.
  2. Understand and develop the skills to effectively participate in a business organization.
  1. Use hardware and software to complete assignments.
  2. Gather and analyze information using databases and other resources.
  3. Understand and securely use computer technology and information in an ethical manner.

General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Composition (EN) 3 Credits

Quantitative Studies (QS) 4 Credits

Communication (CM) 3 Credits

Human Relations (HR) 2-3 Credits

Distribution Areas: (6 Credits Minimum)

Choose an additional six credits from at least two of the following distribution areas:

Life Sciences (LS)   3-4
Fine Arts (FA)   3-4
Humanities (HU)   3
Interdisciplinary (ID)   3
Physical Science (PS)   3
Social Science (SS)   3

Elective Course: (3 credits)

Choose any additional CSIS course as an elective.

Sample Schedule

Advising Notes:

Students should meet with CSIS Academic Advisor before beginning or in the early part of the program.

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