2024-2025 Catalog 
    
    Jun 13, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog

Information Technology - Networking, A.A.S.


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JJC Program Code: CO238

ICCB Program Code: CIOS 0035

A comprehensive program backed by a multibillion-dollar company, the Cisco program provides Internet technology skills essential in today’s global economy. The Information Technology - Networking (ITN) also referred to as (INTErNET) program prepares students for the 21st century in the workplace while serving as a model for successful interactive learning. The ITN A.A.S. degree provides students with a diverse education in computers and networking covering security, cyber operations, cloud systems, system architecture, virtualization, wireless security, network assurance, automation, Linux servers, web authoring, and computer infrastructure. 

Courses in this are recognized by the United States Department of Defense (DoD) as well US National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS). The United States Department of Defense has certified the Cisco CCNA Security, Cisco CCNP Security, and Cisco Cybersecurity Specialist (SCYBER) Certifications as DoD 8570.01-M compliant.  The US National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) recognizes that the Cisco CCNA Security certification courseware meets the CNSS 4011 training standard.

The ITN degree provides exposure to a broad cross-section of computer and network security topics. The Cisco CCNA Security program at JJC is also recognized by the United States National Security Agency (NSA). The program includes hands-on experience using tools and equipment to provide businesses and governments both secure and reliable communication systems. Protection of assets inclusive of malware containment and mitigation and other types of cyber-attacks are also covered. In-depth analysis and hands-on exploration of advanced tools and topics relating to cloud, cyber operations, wireless, networking, security, automation and programmability are also a major part of the program.

The program also provides students with the opportunity to prepare for numerous highly regarded industry certifications from industry leaders such as: Cisco, CompTIA, Rackspace Cloud University and Certified Wireless Networking Professional. These include certification prep classes on: Cyber Operations, Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Security, Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), Enterprise (CCNP Enterprise), CompTIA Cloud Essentials, Linux Cloud Infrastructure, Linux Professional Institute Linux Essentials, and Wireless Certification. These certifications provide students with an additional way to demonstrate their skills and knowledge to potential employers.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that this field will be one of the fastest growing occupations during the coming decade. Job prospects in this field are excellent, especially since these jobs are less likely to be outsourced. Job titles include: Help Desk Operator, Support Technician, Support Engineer, Network Support Technician, Network Support Engineer, Network Administrator, Network Designer, Network Engineer, Solution Provider, Security Administrator (infrastructure, data, voice, cloud, wireless and applications), Network Security Architect, Network Security Engineer, Network Security Specialist, Systems Engineer, Systems Integrator, Voice Engineer, Cloud Engineer and Wireless Engineer.

For further information (including salary projections) from the US Department of Labor, go to: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/network-and-computer-systems-administrators.htm

General Education Requirements (17 credits)


Required courses:

Major Core Requirements (36 credit hours)


Cisco CCNA Core Requirement (12 credit hours)


We designed the new CCNA program to help you prove your skills in the ever-changing landscape of IT. The new CCNA program validates a broad range of fundamentals for all IT careers, including: network fundamentals, network access, IP connectivity, IP services, security fundamentals, and automation and programmability.

Cisco CCNA Security Requirement (6 credit hours)


Courses in this are recognized by the United States Department of Defense (DoD) as well US National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS)

Major Core Elective (9 credit hours)


Students may choose any CIS, CYBIT, or GAME class as an elective course.

Note: at least 3 credits or higher are required for this category.

Course must be at the 100 or 200 level.

Total Required Hours: 62 Credit Hours


Includes Online Courses


This program includes the option for distance education courses (online and/or hybrid).

Completion Guide


The following schedule is based on full-time enrollment.  Students planning to transfer to a senior institution should check with that institution for specific transfer requirements.

Fourth Semester


Graduation Requirements


Graduation Requirements

To be awarded an Associate degree at Joliet Junior College, each student must meet the following requirements:

1. Satisfy all admissions requirements.

2. Complete the courses required to earn the given degree. If the student is a transfer student with coursework taken elsewhere, he/she must complete a minimum of 60

credit hours of which 15 credit hours applicable to the degree are earned at JJC. Proficiency test, CLEP, and Advanced Placement does not meet this requirement.

3. Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0.

4. Discharge all financial obligations to the College and have no restrictions.

5. File an application for graduation. An application should be filed at the time of registration for the student’s anticipated last semester.

6. Have all official transcripts from other college/universities on file in the Graduation Office by the graduation filing date for evaluation of credit. A delay in the process

may result in a later graduation date.

 

To be awarded a Certificate of Achievement, Certificate of Completion, or Occupational Certificate at JJC, each student must meet the following requirements:

1. Satisfy all admission requirements.

2. Complete the courses required to earn the chosen certificate. Complete a minimum of 1-8 credit hours (Occupational Certificate),  4-29 credit hours (Certificate of Completion) or 30-50 credit hours (Certificate of Achievement). If the student is a transfer student with coursework taken elsewhere, he/she must complete a minimum of 25% of the total required credit hours applicable to the certificate at JJC. Proficiency test, CLEP, and Advanced Placement do not meet this requirement.

3. Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 in the area of concentration.

4. Discharge all financial obligations to the college and have no restrictions.

5. File an application for graduation. An application should be filed at the time of registration for the student’s anticipated last semester.

6. Have all official transcripts from other college/universities on file in the Graduation Office by the graduation filing date for evaluation of credit. A delay in the process

may result in a later graduation date.

Contact Information


Department Chairperson 

Program Coordinator 

Program Advisor 

Name: Joe Limon 

Name: Bill Martin 

Name: Joe Sullivan 

E-mail: jlimon@jjc.edu 

E-mail: wmartin@jjc.edu 

E-mail: jsulliva@jjc.edu 

Phone: 815-280-2403 

Phone: 815-280-7718 

Phone: 815-280-7720 

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