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Fort Hays State University
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Center for Networked Learning
Phone: 785-628-5373
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Bachelor of Science or Arts in Information Networking and Telecommunications, Concentration: Computer Networking and Telecommunications

Our Computer Networking and Telecommunications graduates are designing the communication networks of tomorrow. They go on to work in engineering, design, support, managerial, sales, consulting, and regulatory positions.

A program summary is below. With additional coursework, you can add an emphasis in Information Assurance.

This concentration can include courses you need to sit for these certifications:

Our program provides extensive networking expertise and depth. We offer small class sizes and access to faculty. Our laboratory and computing environment is supported by leading companies such as Cisco and Oracle. Regardless of where your skills are at when you enter, you’ll leave with a competitive resume. Our graduates have nearly 100 percent career field placement.

The Computer Networking and Telecommunications concentration is offered both on campus and online. Some electives are offered only on campus or online.

Program Summary

Bachelor of Arts

General Education Coursework: 65 Credit Hours
Core/Cross Concentration: 39 Credit Hours
Emphasis/Free Electives: 20 Credit Hours
TOTAL HOURS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE: 124 Credit Hours

Bachelor of Science

General Education Coursework: 55 Credit Hours
Core/Cross Concentration: 39 Credit Hours
Emphasis/Free Electives: 30 Credit Hours
TOTAL HOURS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE: 124 Credit Hours

INT MAJOR CORE (18 hours)

  • INT 250 Introduction to Web Development (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 300 Foundations of Information Networking (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 405 Research Methods in Information Networking (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 430 Leadership in Information Networking (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 490 Capstone Seminar in Information Networking (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT/POLS 610 Public Policy, Ethics and Law in Information Networking (3 Credit Hours)

CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS: CNT (15 Credit Hours)

  • INT 291 Internetworking I (CCNA Prep) (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 292 Internetworking II (CCNA Prep) (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 680 Network Architecture and Data Communications I (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 681 Network Architecture and Data Communications II (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 293 Internetworking III (CCNA Prep) (3 Credit Hours)

CROSS CONCENTRATION ELECTIVE: MEDIA STUDIES (3 Credit Hours)
Choose one course.

  • INT 140 Introduction to Electronic Media (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 346 Video Production (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 348 Beginning Audio Production (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 349 Campus Television Station Operations (3 Credit Hours)

CROSS CONCENTRATION ELECTIVE: WEB DEVELOPMENT (3 Credit Hours)
Choose one course.

  • INT 650 Interactive Systems Design (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 651 Advanced Web Development (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 658 Law of Cyberspace (3 Credit Hours)

EMPHASIS OPTIONS (15 credit hours of electives)
You can add these options to further focus your degree on one area of emphasis:

ADVANCED INTERNETWORKING

  • INT 294 Course currently under development (CCNA Prep) (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 654 Introduction to Web-Enabled Databases: MySQL (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 664 Wireless and Cellular Systems (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 684 Foundations of Information Systems Security (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 678 Virtualized Infrastructure (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 685 Fundamentals of Network Security (MCNS, CSPFA) (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 695 Advanced Routing (CCNP Prep 1) (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 697 Advanced LAN Switching (CCNP Prep 3) (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 698 Internetwork Troubleshooting (CCNP Prep 4) (3 Credit Hours)

TELECOMMUNICATIONS (On-campus option)

  • INT 294 Course currently under development (CCNA Prep) (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 660 Global Telecom (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 662 Modern Telephony (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 664 Wireless and Cellular Systems (CWNA Prep) (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 678 Seminar in INT/Unix Administration (3 Credit Hours)

IT SERVICES

  • INT 654 Introduction to Web-Enabled Databases: MySQL (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 662 Modern Telephony (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 671 Linux for Networks (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 678 Seminar in INT: Project Management (3 Credit Hours)
  • MIS 303 Computer Operating Systems (3 Credit Hours)
  • MIS 304 Management Information Systems (3 Credit Hours)
  • CSCI 261 Computer Science I (3 Credit Hours)

WEB (Cannot count cross-emphasis web class or concentration class)

  • INT 650 Interactive Systems Design (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 651 Advanced Web Development (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 653 Web Scripting Languages (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 654 Introduction to Web-Enabled Databases: MySQL (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 658 Law of Cyberspace (3 Credit Hours)

HEALTH INFORMATICS

  • INT 291 Internetworking I (CCENT) (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 292 Internetworking II (CCENT) (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 293 Internetworking III (CCNA) (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 678 Health Information Networking (3 Credit Hours)
  • NURS 320 Health Care Ethics (1 Credit Hour)
  • NURS 321 Health Care Legal Aspects (1 Credit Hour)
  • MIS 605 Principles of Computer Security and Forensics (3 Credit Hours)
  • MDI 472 Problems in MDI: PACS Administration (2 Credit Hours)
  • INT 654 Web Enabled Databases (3 Credit Hours)

GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS

  • GSCI 240 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (3 Credit Hours)
  • GSCI 290 Cartography: Theory and Applications (3 Credit Hours)
  • GSCI 360 Intermediate Geographic Information Systems (3 Credit Hours)
  • GSCI 425 Advanced Geographic Information Systems (3 Credit Hours)
  • GSCI 474 Aerial Photographs and Remote Sensing (3 Credit Hours)

OTHER
You may work with your advisor to develop other 15 hour emphasis options that meet your academic and career goals. All INT/MIS courses may be considered. Some interesting options include:

  • INT 472 Readings in INT (as approved by advisor) (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 473 Problems in INT (as approved by advisor) (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 479 Internship in INT (encouraged, up to 6 hours) (3 Credit Hours)
  • INT 672 Advanced Linux in Networking (3 Credit Hours)
  • MIS 602 Information Systems Design and Development (3 Credit Hours)
  • MIS 605 Management Information Systems (3 Credit Hours)
  • CSCI 262 Computer Science II (3 Credit Hours)
  • CSCI 369 Java Programming (3 Credit Hours)

REQUIRED GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES

  • COMM 318 Introduction to Organizational Communication (3 Credit Hours)
  • MATH 110 College Algebra (or higher) (3 Credit Hours)
  • MATH 250 Elements of Statistics (3 Credit Hours)

RECOMMENDED CHOICES FOR FREE ELECTIVES

Leadership Studies Certificate (9 Credit Hours: Not INT Emphasis)

  • LDRS 300 Introduction to Leadership Concepts (3 Credit Hours)
  • LDRS 302 Introduction to Leadership Behavior (3 Credit Hours)
  • LDRS 310 Field Work in Leadership Studies (3 Credit Hours)
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