Mission College

The Computer Science and Information Technology program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required in the computer science and information technology area. The program offers students the choices of an Associate of Science (A.S) Degree in Computer Information Systems or Computer Networking; certificates in programming, system administration and networking; transfer courses to four year colleges and universities; and professional courses in the ever changing technology area.

Available Courses

CIT 011 • INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE (A+)

Total Lecture: 54 hours, Total Lab: 54 hours            
Advisory: MATH 903                
4.0 units            
This course covers the fundamentals of computer hardware and software and advanced concepts such as security, networking, mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones, client side virtualization, and the responsibilities of an IT professional. It helps students prepare for entry-level career opportunities in ICT and the CompTIA A+ certi cation. It also provides a learning pathway to Cisco CCNA . Students who complete this course are able to describe the internal components of a computer, assemble a computer system, install an operating system, and troubleshoot using system tools and diagnostic software. Students learn to connect to the Internet and share resources in a networked environment. Hands-on lab activities are an essential element of the course. The Virtual Laptop and Virtual Desktop are stand-alone tools designed to supplement classroom learning and provide an interactive “hands-on” experience in learning environments with limited physical equipment. The use of Packet Tracer supports alignment with the new CompTIA A+ certi cation objectives. This course may be offered via distance learning. Pass/No Pass Option
                
SCHS Cybersecurity

CIT021 • INTRODUCTION TO CISCO NETWORKS (CISCO-1)

Total Lecture: 54 hours, Total Lab: 54 hours
4.0 units
This course is the  rst of four courses leading to the Cisco Certi ed Network Associate Routing and Switching (CCNA Routing and Switching) designation. This course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. It uses the OSI and TCP/IP layered models to examine the nature and roles of protocols and services at the application, network, data link, and physical layers. The principles and structure of IP addressing in IPv4 and IPv6 environments, and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the curriculum. Labs use a “model Internet” to allow students to analyze real data without affecting production networks. Packet Tracer (PT) activities help students analyze protocol and network operation and build small networks in a simulated environment. At the end of the course, students build simple LAN topologies by applying basic principles of cabling, performing basic con gurations of network devices, including routers and switches, and implementing IP addressing schemes. This course may be offered via distance learning. Pass/No Pass Option.

CIT 022 • ROUTING AND SWITCHING ESSENTIALS (CISCO-2)

Total Lecture: 54 hours, Total Lab: 54 hours
Prerequisite: CIT 021
4.0 units
This course is the second of four courses leading to the Cisco Certi ed Network Associate Routing and Switching (CCNA Routing and Switching) designation. It describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Students learn how to con gure a router and a switch for basic functionality. By the end of this course, students are able to con gure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with RIPv1, RIPv2, OSPF, virtual LANs, and inter-VLAN routing in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. Students participate in procedural labs, and then present basic con guration, implementation, and troubleshooting. Packet Tracer (PT) activities reinforce new concepts and allow students to model and analyze routing processes that may be dif cult to visualize or understand.This course may be offered via distance learning. Pass/No Pass Option.

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