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Associate of Occupational Studies Information Technology 

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American Trade School’s INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY program consists of six consecutive ten week terms for a total of sixty weeks (14 months) in length. Classes meet Monday through Thursday from 8:30am – 1:00pm or 6:00pm – 10:30pm.

Objective

This Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS) degree program in Information Technology is designed to prepare the graduates with the theory and working knowledge in computer and Network installation, maintenance and service. Graduates of this program will be able to seek entry level employment in the field of Information Technology.

Curriculum

The program consists of 90 weeks, 90 Quarter Credit Hours of theory and associated lab work and 13.5 Quarter Credit Hours of Applied General Education totaling 103.5 Quarter Credit hours.

IT101 – Microsoft Office

10 Weeks – 11 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn basic computer concepts such as data storage, computer terminology and operating system fundamentals.   Students will gain a working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.

IT102 – Desktop Operating Systems

10 weeks – 11 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will gain skills needed to support the current Microsoft desktop operating system.  This course will cover topics such as various installations methods, user and group accounts, file systems and file system security, the registry, file and print sharing and various diagnostic and troubleshooting tools and techniques.  Students will also be introduced to client side virtualization.

IT103 – PC Hardware Support

10 weeks – 11 Quarter Credit hours
Students will learn to build, configure, troubleshoot and maintain personal computers.  This course will cover motherboard and processor architecture, memory technologies, magnetic and optical storage, I/O, bus architecture, power supplies and form factors, laptops and mobile devices.  Students will also be introduced to several printer technologies.

IT104 – Network Essentials

10 weeks – 11 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn the technical skills required to install, configure and troubleshoot computer networks.  This course will cover LAN and WAN topologies, network protocols, wireless networks, cable termination, resource sharing and network hardware.

IT105 – Microsoft Server Operating System

10 weeks – 11 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will gain the skills needed to secure a variety of network configurations.  This course will cover topics such as how networks are compromised and the appropriate countermeasures, authentication techniques, malware, penetration testing, wireless security, cryptography, social engineering, firewalls, intrusion detection, incident response, security baselines and security policies.

IT201 – Linux

10 weeks – 11 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will gain the skills needed to install, configure and maintain a Linux operating system.  This course will cover installation of several distributions, Linux file systems, partitioning strategies, printing services, package management and the X window system.  Students will also explore virtualization.

IT202 – Routing and Switching

10 weeks – 8 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will gain the technical skills required to configure and troubleshoot routing and switching configurations in a Cisco environment.  This course will cover various TCP/IP protocols, IP addressing and subnetting, IPv6, Cisco IOS, routing protocols, access lists, address translation, LAN switching, trunking, and the spanning tree protocol. 

IT203 – Scripting

10 weeks – 8 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will gain the skills needed to automate many administrative tasks using various scripting techniques.  This course will cover the logic of scripts, structure, decision making, looping, working with variables and arrays, and calling methods.  Students will learn to create scripts using Perl and Microsoft PowerShell.

AGE201 – Technical Writing

10 weeks – 4.5 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will develop written communication skills.  This course will cover the principles of communication, understanding the writing process, sentence structure, paragraph development, essay organization, and critical thinking that can be used in everyday occupational setting and environment.

AGE202 – Oral Communication

10 weeks – 4.5 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn communication skills needed when talking with one person, in a group, or in front of an audience.  This course will cover the communication process, perception, language, active listening, and non-verbal messages.  The student will learn to plan, research, organize and deliver effective presentations.

AGE203 – Customer Service

10 weeks – 4.5 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn customer service skills that are essential in all types of organizations and businesses.  This course will cover materials and information that become valuable while dealing with problems and complaints and help work out problem resolutions to exceed customer expectations and enhance satisfaction. 

 

*The school reserves that right to alter the scope and sequence of the program at any time.

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