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Military Benefits

CIAT is approved to offer Active Duty Military Tuition Assistance (TA). Active Duty personnel can enroll in our AAS-Computer Information Systems- Networking Concentration degree at a discounted cost per unit of $250. This discounted price per unit only applies to classes that are completed while on active duty and using TA. Discounted tuition programs do not include certification exams or a laptop computer.

CIAT is approved to offer the following VA Educational Benefits:

  • Active Duty Military Tuition Assistance (TA)
  • Chapter 33: Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • MGIB-SR/Chapter 1606
  • REAP/Chapter 1607
  • DEA/Chapter 35
  • VOC REHAB/ Chapter 31
  • MGIB-AD/Chapter 30
  • MyCAA
  • Yellow Ribbon Program

Chapter 33: Post 9/11 GI Bill

If you have at least 90 days of aggregate active duty service after Sept. 10, 2001, and are still on active duty, or if you are an honorably discharged Veteran or were discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days, you may be eligible for this VA-administered program. For more information, visit http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/post911_gibill.asp or contact our on-site VA coordinator for more details.

Chapter 30: Montgomery GI Bill®

Service members who have paid into this benefit while on active duty may have a significant portion of their tuition and fees covered. This benefit pays to the student, so you will need to arrange a payment plan with our VA coordinator. For more information, visit http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/montgomery_bill.asp.

Chapter 31: Vocational Rehabilitation

This employment program provides educational support to eligible veteran’s who are entering the work force. Veterans will meet with their Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor to develop an education plan. This benefit may cover the entire cost of tuition and fees. To contact a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, visit http://www.benefits.va.gov/vocrehab/eligibility_and_entitlement.asp.

Yellow Ribbon Program

The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program) is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. This program allows institutions of higher learning (degree granting institutions) in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with VA to fund tuition expenses that exceed either the annual maximum cap for private institutions or the resident tuition and fees for a public institution. The institution can contribute up to 50% of those expenses and VA will match the same amount as the institution. For more information visit http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/yellow_ribbon/yellow_ribbon_info_schools.asp.

Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MYCAA) Program

MyCAA Funding pays for Military Spouses to take training for growing portable career fields. This program provides educational assistance to spouses of Active Duty members towards an Associates or Certificate program. Students who are eligible can qualify up to a $4,000 lifetime limit, with a maximum of $2,000 per Department of Defense fiscal year (Oct 1st – Sep 30th).

CIAT has several programs available in the 100% online or classroom format that can help Military Spouses train for a new career or advance in their current one. MyCAA funding can provide up to 100% of the cost.

Many MyCAA programs are priced at $4,000.00 and include books, certification exams (if applicable), and tuition. Read more about our MyCAA programs.

Transfer of Education Benefit (TEB) Post 9/11 GI Bill® to Dependents

Eligible active duty service members may be able to transfer their unused Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33) benefit to their spouses or dependent children, while on active duty. This benefit may cover 100% of tuition and fees up to $19,198.31 per fiscal year (Aug 1st – July 31st). For more information, visit http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/post911_transfer.asp.

Chapter 35: Survivor and Dependents Educational Assistance Program (DEA)

This program provides educational assistance to spouses and dependents of veterans who have died or are totally and permanently disabled, as a result of their service, and may be able to assist with the cost of tuition and fees. This benefit pays directly to the student, so you will need to arrange a payment plan with our VA coordinator. For more information, visit http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/survivor_dependent_assistance.asp.

CIAT's VA Certifying Officials

Academic and Financial Advising

Andre Daniels
adaniels@ciat.edu

Daniel Madrigal
dmadrigal@ciat.edu

Jermaine Villanueva
jvillanueva@ciat.edu

Military Programs

CIAT offers nine programs (at our San Diego campus and 100% online) for veteran and active duty students using their VA Educational Benefits.

Associate of Applied Science in Software Development

Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information
Systems – Networking Concentration

Certificate in Computer Information Systems – Networking Concentration

Program ID: #ASD

Program Length: 85 Weeks

Program Hours: 63 Semester Hours (360 Lab Hours, 765 Lecture Hours)

Tuition: $36,855 ($585 per unit)

The ASD program presents the fundamentals of software design and highlights the distinctions between historically significant programming paradigms. Topics covered include software design, layers of software architecture, programming languages, hardware and software, Internet architecture, app development, web development, systems development and administration, client/server architecture, data structures, data modeling, and databases.

The scope of material will range from the origins of the modern programming era, to long-standing technologies which continue to be a primary force in modern operations, through to newer technologies which are in high demand. Students will be empowered to understand the ever-expanding world of software engineering technologies, their place in that world, and how best to guide themselves to their individual goals upon completion.

Successful graduates will be fully prepared and qualified for positions as software developers and fluent in the use of various technologies and computer programming languages and protocols including (dependent on course selection):

C Python Swift
C++ C# Linux Bash
SQL .NET Framework Mongo DB
HTML T-SQL Ember JS
CSS ASP.NET MVC Angular JS
JavaScript Java Node JS
HTTP Objective-C Ruby on Rails

Depending on course selection, students will also acquire practical, hands-on knowledge of many in-demand, industry standard technologies including:

Microsoft Azure Oracle MySQL Raspberry Pi
Visual Studio SQLite Git and GitHub
SQL Studio Linux Android
Microsoft PowerShell Apache Android Studio
Microsoft HoloLens Nginx Google VR
Unity 3D Heroku iOS

CIAT provides the all the software and textbooks required.

Prerequisites: Students should have good computing skills including keyboarding and familiarity with the windows operating system.

*Program is not eligible for FAFSA funding. 

Upon completion of the Associate of Applied Science in Software Development program, the graduate will be able to:

  • Analyze users’ needs, then design, test, and develop software to meet those needs
  • Recommend software upgrades for customers’ existing programs and systems
  • Design each piece of the application or system and plan how the pieces will work together
  • Create flowcharts and other models that instruct programmers how to write the software’s code
  • Ensure that the software continues to function normally through software maintenance and testing
  • Document every aspect of the application or system as a reference for future maintenance and upgrades
  • Collaborate with other computer specialists to create optimum software

The graduate would be able to work in the following jobs:

  • Applications Software Developer
  • Systems Software Developer
  • Software Engineer

Course Requirements – 24 Semester Credits

Code

Title

Semester Units

ASD-101 The Fundamentals of Software Design 4
ASD-102 Object Oriented Programming with C++ 4
ASD-103 Relational Database Management Systems and SQL 4
ASD-150 Operating System Concepts 4
ASD-170 Front-End Development with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript 4
ASD-190 Internet Architecture with HTPP and REST 4

General Education – 15 Semester Credits

General Education – English Language, Communication, and Critical Thinking

6 semester hours required – select/transfer 2 courses

Code

Title

Semester Hours

ENG-100 College Reading and Composition 3
ENG-101 English Composition 3
ENG-150 Oral Communication Skills (Public or Business Speaking)* 3
Eng-201 Literature and the Art of the Narrative 3

General Education – Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning

6 semester hours required – select/transfer 2 courses

Code

Title

Semester Hours

MTH-101 Intermediate Algebra 3
MTH-105 College Algebra 3
MTH-110 Plane Geometry 3
MTH-120 Trigonometry 3
MTH-150 Pre-Calculus 4
MTH-161 Calculus I 4
MTH-162 Calculus II 4
MTH-163 Calculus III 4
SCI-110 Physics* 3
SCI-120 General Biology 3
SCI-130 Principles of Chemistry 3

General Education – Social and Behavioral Sciences

3 semester hours required  – select/transfer 1 course

Code

Title

Semester Hours

SBS-110 Introduction to Psychology 3
SBS-120 Sociology* 3
SBS-130 History* 3
SBS-140 Geography* 3
SBS-150 Economics* 3
SBS-160 Philosophy* 3
SBS-170 Political Science* 3

*ENG-150, SCI-110, SBS-120, SBS-130, SBS-140, SBS-150, SBS-160 and SBS-170 are not currently available at CIAT but may be transferred in from an accredited institution to meet the General Education requirements.

6 Elective Courses Required – 24 Semester Credits

Windows Workstation/Server Operating Systems

Code

Title

Semester Units

ASD-210 Python Fundamentals and Best Practices 4
ASD-215 C# Business Programming 4
ASD-220 Linux Administration and Shell Scripting 4
ASD-225 Windows Development and Administration 4
ASD-227 iOS Programming with Objective-C and Swift 4
ASD-230 Open Source Servers 4
ASD-235 SQL Server and T-SQL 4
ASD-247 Android App Development with Java 4
ASD-255 Web Development with ASP.NET MVC 4
ASD-260 MEAN Stack Development 4
ASD-265 Cloud Computing with Microsoft Azure 4
ASD-267 Virtual Reality with Google Cardboard and Unity 4
ASD-277 Embedded Computers and the Internet of Things 4
ASD-280 Django Framework 4
ASD-290 Ruby on Rails Framework 4
ASD-295 Augmented Reality with Microsoft HoloLens 4

Outlook

According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of software developers is projected to grow 17 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Employment of applications developers is projected to grow 19 percent, and employment of systems developers is projected to grow 13 percent. The main reason for the rapid growth in both applications developers and systems developers is a large increase in the demand for computer software.

Salary

The median annual wage for software developers was $100,080 in May 2016.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics – Software Developers

Program ID:#AASCIS-NC

Program Length: 95 weeks

Program Hours: 73 Semester Hours (420 Lab Hours, 885 Lecture Hours)

Tuition: $42,705 ($585 per unit)

The Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems – Networking Concentration Program provides foundational skills required to install, configure, troubleshoot, and maintain network systems in business environments. Major topics covered include hardware technologies, operating systems, networking, routing, security, and database management. This program prepares students for careers in a variety of positions including Information Security Technician, LAN Administrator, Junior Network Administrator, Technical Support Specialist, PC Technician and IT Support Team Lead.

As an Applied Science degree, 75% of the program is dedicated to technical classes with only 25% focusing on General Education. With a more concentrated focus on these subjects, the student is more likely to succeed in a career in Information Technology when compared to Associate of Science degree which may require up to 50% to be dedicated to General Education.

Prerequisites:

Must be a High School Graduate or have a GED, be able to use a keyboard, mouse, and the windows operating system.
*Program is eligible for FAFSA funding. 

Upon completion of the Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems – Networking Concentration Program, the graduate as a Security Technician, LAN Administrator, Junior Network Administrator, Technical Support Specialist, PC Technician and IT Support Team Lead will be able to:

  • Discuss computer operating systems and hardware fundamentals Perform essential steps in PC installation, configuration, troubleshooting and repair
  • Install, Configure and troubleshoot basic networking hardware, protocols and services
  • Discuss network infrastructure, cryptography, assessments and audits within networks and networking environments
  • Perform installation, configuration and troubleshooting of various operating systems and network operating systems
  • Develop a positive social attitude to enhance positive and professional relationships with coworkers and supervisors within a diverse organization
  • Develop analytical, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills applicable to real-world problems.

Course Requirements – 32 Semester Credits

Introduction

Code

Title

Semester Hours

AASCIS-101A Computer Hardware Fundamentals 4
AASCIS-101B Computer Operating Systems 4
AASCIS-102A Networking Fundamentals, Part 1 4
AASCIS-102B Networking Fundamentals, Part 2 4
AASCIS-120 Network Security 4

Windows Server (MCSA)

Code

Title

Semester Hours

AASCIS-265 Installing and Configuring Microsoft Windows Server 4
AASCIS-266 Administering Microsoft Windows Server 4
AASCIS-267 Configuring Advanced Windows Server Services 4

General Education – Minimum 17 Semester Credits Required

General Education – English

6 semester hours required – select/transfer 2 courses

Code

Title

Semester Hours

ENG-100 College Reading and Composition 3
ENG-101 English Composition 3
ENG-150 Oral Communication Skills (Public or Business Speaking)* 3
Eng-201 Literature and the Art of the Narrative 3

General Education – Scientific and Quantitative Reasoning

8 semester hours required – select/transfer 2-3 courses

Code

Title

Semester Hours

MTH-101 Intermediate Algebra 3
MTH-105 College Algebra 3
MTH-110 Plane Geometry 3
MTH-120 Trigonometry 3
MTH-150 Pre-Calculus 4
MTH-161 Calculus I 4
MTH-162 Calculus II 4
MTH-163 Calculus III 4
SCI-110 Physics* 3
SCI-120 General Biology 3
SCI-130 Principles of Chemistry 3

General Education – Social and Behavioral Sciences

3 semester hours required  – select/transfer 1 course

Code

Title

Semester Hours

SBS-110 Introduction to Psychology 3
SBS-120 Sociology* 3
SBS-130 History* 3
SBS-140 Geography* 3
SBS-150 Economics* 3
SBS-160 Philosophy* 3
SBS-170 Political Science* 3

*ENG-150, SCI-110, SBS-120, SBS-130, SBS-140, SBS-150, SBS-160 and SBS-170 are not currently available at CIAT but may be transferred in from an accredited institution to meet the General Education requirements.

6 Elective Courses Required – 24 Semester Credits

Windows Workstation/Server Operating Systems

Code

Title

Clock Hours

AASCIS-154 Configuring Windows Workstation 4
AASCIS-246 Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud 4
AASCIS-247 Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud 4

Linux Operating Systems (Both courses must be taken if you select this option)

Code

Title

Clock Hours

AASCIS-230A Installation and Configuration of Linux, Part 1 4
AASCIS-230B Installation and Configuration of Linux, Part 2 4

Intermediate and Advanced Security (Prerequisite – Introduction to Network Security)

Code

Title

Clock Hours

AASCIS-220 Certified Ethical Hacker 4
AASCIS-221 Advanced Network Security 4
AASCIS-222 Advanced Security Practitioner 4

Virtualization

Code

Title

Clock Hours

AASCIS-290 Network Virtualization 4

Cisco Networking Associate (Both courses must be taken if you select this option)

Code

Title

Clock Hours

AASCIS-270A Cisco Configuration, ICND 1 4
AASCIS-270B Cisco Configuration, ICND 2 4

Cisco Networking Associate – Security (Prerequisite – Cisco Configuration ICND 1 and ICND 2)

Code

Title

Clock Hours

AASCIS-271 Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security 4

Cisco Networking Professional (Prerequisite – Cisco Configuration ICND 1 and ICND 2)

Code

Title

Clock Hours

AASCIS-272 Implementing Cisco IP Routing 4
AASCIS-273 Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks 4
AASCIS-274 Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks 4

Outlook

According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of network and computer systems administrators is projected to grow 8 percent from 2014 to 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Demand for information technology workers is high and should continue to grow as firms invest in newer, faster technology and mobile networks.

Salary

The median annual wage for network and computer systems administrators was $79,700 in May 2016.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics – Network and Computer Systems Administrators

Program ID:#CCIS-NC

Program Length: 40 Weeks

Program Hours: 600 Clock Hours (240 Lab Hours, 360 Lecture Hours)

Tuition: $18,720 ($585 per unit)

The Certificate in Computer Information Systems – Networking Concentration program provides the foundational skills required to install, configure, troubleshoot, and maintain network systems in business environments. Major topics covered include hardware technologies, operating systems, networking, routing, security, and database management. This program prepares students for careers in a variety of positions including Information Security Technician, LAN Administrator, Junior Network Administrator, Technical Support Specialist, and PC Technician.

Many of the skills and competencies that will be acquired in the program can be applied to the CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+, Cisco CCNA, Microsoft MCSA, MCSE, Fiber Optic, and other certifications. Certification exams are optional.

Prerequisites: Must be a High School Graduate or have a GED, be able to use a keyboard, mouse, and the windows operating system.

Upon completion of the Certificate in Computer Information Systems – Networking Concentration Program, the graduate as Information Security Technician, LAN Administrator, Junior Network Administrator, Technical Support Specialist, and PC Technician will be able to:

  • Discuss computer operating systems and hardware fundamentals
  • Perform essential steps in PC installation, configuration, troubleshooting and repair
  • Install, Configure and troubleshoot basic networking hardware, protocols and services
  • Discuss network infrastructure, cryptography, assessments and audits within networks and networking environments
  • Perform installation, configuration and troubleshooting of various operating systems and network operating systems

Successful graduates will be prepared for certifications in A+,Network+, Security+, and Microsoft Certified System Administrator.

600 clock hours required

Introduction

Code

Title

Clock Hours

CCIS-101A Computer Hardware Fundamentals 75
CCIS-101B Computer Operating Systems 75
CCIS-102A Networking Fundamentals, Part 1 75
CCIS-102B Networking Fundamentals, Part 2 75
CCIS-120 Network Security 75

Windows Server (MCSA)

Code

Title

Clock Hours

CCIS-265 Installing and Configuring Widows Server 75
CCIS-266 Administering Windows Server 75
CCIS-267 Configuring Advanced Windows Server Services 75

Outlook

According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of network and computer systems administrators is projected to grow 8 percent from 2014 to 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Demand for information technology workers is high and should continue to grow as firms invest in newer, faster technology and mobile networks.

Salary

The median annual wage for network and computer systems administrators was $79,700 in May 2016.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics – Network and Computer Systems Administrators

Certificate as Networking Security Technician

Certificate as Computer Technician

Certificate in Website Design

Program ID: #CNST

Program Length: 20 Weeks

Program Hours: 300 Clock Hours (120 Lecture Hours, 180 Lecture Hours)

Tuition: $9,360 ($585 per unit)

The Certificate as Networking Security Technician is designed for the Computer Network Technician who wants to expand their competence into the area of computer security. It provides the foundational skills required to install, configure, troubleshoot, and maintain network systems in business environments. Major topics covered include hardware technologies, operating systems, networking, routing, local area network (LAN) security, wireless network security, and authentication, encryption and authorization techniques. This program prepares students for a career in computer security as an Information Security Technician.

Prerequisites: You must be a High school graduate or GED and be able to navigate within a Microsoft Windows environment using a mouse and keyboard.

*Program is not eligible for FAFSA funding. 

Upon completion of the Certificate as Networking Security Technician Program, the graduate as an Information Security Technician will be able to:

  • Discuss network infrastructure, cryptography, assessments and audits within networks and networking environments.
  • Perform installation, configuration and troubleshooting of various network security systems.
  • Conduct security audits and take action to correct weaknesses discovered.
  • Advise coworkers on Social Engineering threats and defenses.

Successful graduates will be prepared for certifications in Network+ and Cisco Certified CCNA.

300 clock hours required

Code

Title

Clock Hours

CCIS-102A Networking Fundamentals, Part 1 75
CCIS-102B Networking Fundamentals, Part 2 75
CCIS-170A Cisco Configuration, ICND1 75
CCIS-170B Cisco Configuration, ICND2 75

Outlook

According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 18 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for information security analysts is expected to be very high, as these analysts will be needed to create innovative solutions to prevent hackers from stealing critical information or causing problems for computer networks.

Salary

The median annual wage for information security analysts was $92,600 in May 2016.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics – Information Security Analyst

Program ID: #CCT

Program Length: 15 Weeks

Program Hours: 225 Clock Hours (90 Lab Hours and 135 Lecture Hours)

Tuition: $7,020 ($585 per unit)

The Certificate as Computer Technician program provides the foundational skills required to install, configure, troubleshoot, and maintain computer systems in business environments. Major topics covered include hardware technologies, operating systems, networking and security. This program prepares students for entry level positions as a Technical Support Specialist, Help Desk Technician or PC Technician.

Prerequisites:

You must be a high school graduate or GED and be able to navigate within a Microsoft Windows environment using a mouse and keyboard.


*Program is not eligible for FAFSA funding.

Upon completion of the Certificate as Computer Technician Program, the graduate will be able to:

  • Discuss computer operating systems and hardware fundamentals
  • Perform essential steps in PC installation, configuration, troubleshooting and repair
  • Install, Configure and troubleshoot basic networking hardware, protocols and services
  • Discuss network infrastructure, cryptography, assessments and audits within networks and networking environments
  • Perform installation, configuration and troubleshooting of various operating systems and network operating systems

225 clock hours required.  All courses are required.

Code

Title

Clock Hours

CCIS-101A Computer Hardware Fundamentals 75
CCIS-101B Computer Operating Systems 75
CCIS-120 Network Security 75

Outlook

According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of computer support specialists is projected to grow 12 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. More support services will be needed as organizations upgrade their computer equipment and software.

Salary

The median annual wage for computer network support specialists was $62,670 in May 2016.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics – Computer Support Specialists

Program ID: #MA-WD

Program Length: 30 Weeks

Program Hours: 270 Hours

Tuition: $11,970 ($585 per unit)

Successful graduates will be fully prepared and qualified for positions as Website Designers either in a corporate or freelance (self-employed) position. Using popular web development tools and gained knowledge of professional website design practices and processes, the student will be able to create attractive and effective websites for their clients. This program familiarizes the student with the most popular computer software programs used by Web Designers, such as: Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and Developer Tools (Google, Chrome, Firefox, Safari).

Prerequisites:

Be able to use a computer keyboard and navigate in the Windows or Mac environment.

*Program is not eligible for FAFSA funding.

Upon completion of the Certificate in Website Design program, the graduate will be able to:

  • Create websites to develop a web presence for businesses, organizations and individuals.
  • Communicate ideas that inspire, inform, or motivate consumers to purchase products.
  • Utilize popular software programs to create effective and attractive websites.

Outlook

According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of web developers is projected to grow 27 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand will be driven by the growing popularity of mobile devices and ecommerce.

Salary

The median annual wage for website developers was $66,130 in May 2016.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics – Web Developers

270 clock hours required.  All courses are required.

Code

Title

Clock Hours

CWEB-101 Introduction to Web Design 45
CWEB-102 Responsive Web Design 45
CWEB-103 User Interface Design & Mobile Development 45
CWEB-201 Programming for the Web 45
CWEB-202 Intermediate Web Design 45
CWEB-301 Online Portfolio Creation 45

Certificate as Cisco Certified Network Associate
(CCNA)

Certificate as Cisco Networking Professional-CCNA Security Specialist (CCNP-CCNA-SEC)

Certificate as Microsoft Office Specialist

Program ID: #CCNA

Program Length: 10 Weeks

Program Hours: 150 Clock Hours (60 lab hours and 90 lecture hours)

Tuition: $4,680 ($585 per unit)

Successful graduates will be fully prepared and qualified for entry level positions as network administrators for Cisco network systems. In addition to preparing the student for the vendor neutral CompTIA Network+ certification, this program prepares the student to achieve the Cisco Certified Network Associate certification by successfully passing the following Cisco certification exams:

  • Cisco Configuration, ICND1
  • Cisco Configuration, ICND2

Prerequisites:

You must be a high school graduate or GED and be able to navigate within a Microsoft Windows environment using a mouse and keyboard.

*Program is not eligible for FAFSA funding.

Upon completion of the Certificate in Cisco Network Associate program, the graduate will be able to:

  • Describe fundamentals and theory of computer networking systems and how they are applied in various business situations.
  • Install medium-size Cisco routed and switched networks.
  • Configure medium-size Cisco routed and switched networks.
  • Operate medium-size Cisco routed and switched networks.
  • Troubleshoot medium-size Cisco routed and switched networks.
  • Implement and verify connections to remote sites in a WAN.

150 clock hours required.  All courses are required.

Code

Title

Clock Hours

CCIS-270A Cisco Configuration ICND1 75
CCIS-270B Cisco Configuration ICND2 75

Outlook

According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of network and computer systems administrators is projected to grow 8 percent from 2014 to 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Demand for information technology workers is high and should continue to grow as firms invest in newer, faster technology and mobile networks.

Salary

The median annual wage for network and computer systems administrators was $79,700 in May 2016.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics – Network and Computer Systems Administrators

Program ID: #CCNP-CCNA-SEC

Program Length:  40 Weeks

Program Hours: 600 Clock Hours (240 Lab Hours and 260 Lecture Hours)

Tuition: $18,720 ($585 per unit)

Successful graduates will be fully prepared and qualified for positions as network security technicians and administrators for Cisco network systems.  In addition to preparing the student for the vendor neutral Security+ certifications, this program prepares the student to achieve the Cisco Certified Network Professional (Security) certification by successfully passing the following Cisco certification exams:

1. Networking Fundamentals, Part 1

2. Networking Fundamentals, Part 2

3. Cisco Configuration, ICND1

4. Cisco Configuration, ICND2

5. Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security, 210-260 IINS

6. Implementing Cisco IP Routing (300-101 ROUTE)

7. Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (300-115 SWITCH)

8. Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks (300-135 TSHOOT)

Prerequisites: Must have one year of computer hardware and operating system experience or a CompTIA A+ certification with equivalent knowledge.

*Program is not eligible for FAFSA funding.

Upon completion of the Certificate in Cisco Network Professional-Security Specialist program, the graduate will be able to:

  • Describe fundamentals and theory of computer networking systems and how they are applied in various business situations.
  • Provide network security for day to day business operations.
  • Implement and support Cisco firewalls.
  • Implement and support Cisco Intrusion Prevention Systems.
  • Manage and administer Virtual Private Networks using Cisco components.

600 clock hours required.  All courses are required.

Code

Title

Clock Hours

CCIS-102A Network Security, Part 1 75
CCIS-102B Network Security, Part 2 75
CCIS-270A Cisco Configuration ICND1 75
CCIS-270B Cisco Configuration ICND2 75
CCIS-271 Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security 75
CCIS-272 Implementing Cisco IP Routing 75
CCIS-273 Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks 75
CCIS-274 Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks 75

Outlook

According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 18 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for information security analysts is expected to be very high, as these analysts will be needed to create innovative solutions to prevent hackers from stealing critical information or causing problems for computer networks.

Salary

The median annual wage for information security analysts was $92,600 in May 2016.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics – Information Security Analyst

Program ID: #MOS

Program Length: This program normally takes 6 – 12 months average depending on whether you attend full or part time

Program Hours: 225 Clock Hours

Tuition: $9,975 ($585 per unit)

Successful graduates will be certified as proficient in the use of the following Microsoft Office component programs:

  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Access

Prerequisites: Student must have proficiency in the Microsoft Windows environment and be able to use a computer keyboard and mouse.

*Program is not eligible for FAFSA funding. 

Upon completion of the Microsoft Office Specialist Certificate program, the graduate will be able to:

  • Create documents and correspondence utilizing Microsoft Word.
  • Create spreadsheets and graphs utilizing Microsoft Excel.
  • Create audio-visual presentations and “slideshows” utilizing Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • Manage emails, appointments and schedules utilizing Microsoft Outlook.
  • Create, maintain and query a relational database utilizing Microsoft Access.

225 clock hours required.  All courses are required.

Code

Title

Clock Hours

CBUS101 Word Processing Fundamentals 45
CBUS102 Creating and Using Spreadsheets 45
CBUS103 Presentation Applications 45
CBUS104 Database Management 45
CBUS105 Business and Email Management 45

Outlook

According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of secretaries and administrative assistants is projected to grow 3 percent from 2014 to 2024. Many job openings will result from the need to replace workers who leave the occupation. Those with work experience, particularly experience using computer software applications to do word processing and create spreadsheets, should have the best job prospects.

Salary

The median annual wage for administrative assistants was $37,230 in May 2016.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics – Secretaries and Administrative Assistants

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