Overview

The Department of Information Systems Technology offers coursework in computer hardware repair, computer networking, network security and network management. The demand for IT professionals continues to rise. IT professionals are being sought after with higher salaries as an incentive. Continuing education opportunities are available for IST graduates through current articulation agreements with four-year colleges. Courses will be offered on a rotating semester basis in daytime and evening schedules.

Why Great Bay?

At GBCC’s IST courses students will find small classes with a maximum enrollment of 15 students.  This class size is dictated by the Cisco course curriculum with equipment requirements per student.  All courseware and reference material is provided online to all students.

Highlight Statistic(s)

GBCC is well located to receive equipment donations from local companies and students benefit from the excess equipment brought to our labs for their use.

These connections with several local companies is also a resource for placing students in internships as well as career opportunities.

Career Options

Job Title

Average Salary

Server Administrator

$64,000

Network Support Specialist

$60,000

Network Engineer

$60,000

Cyber Security Specialist

$82,500

Related Degrees

Accreditation Information

IST Faculty holds and maintains Cisco Instructor Certification.

Additional certifications are required for specific technology courses: FOA – Fiber Optics, VMware, CompTIA Computer A+, Linux and CyberSecurity Certifications.

First Year – Fall Semester

Course IDCourseTheoryLabCredits
ENGL110GCollege Composition I404
MATH150G

College Algebra*

404
IST122GIntroduction to Networks223
IST123GSwitching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials (SRWE)223
Total Credits14

First Year – Spring Semester

Course IDCourseTheoryLabCredits
MATH170GDiscrete Mathematics404
 Science Elective404
IST122GEnterprise, Networking, Security, and Automation223
ISTXXXGIST Elective (100 Level)223
Total Credits14

First Year – Summer Semester

Course IDCourseTheoryLabCredits
 

IST Elective (100 Level)*

223*
 

IST Elective (200 Level)*

223*
 Foreign Language/Humanities/Fine Arts Elective303
Total Credits9

Second Year – Fall Semester

Course IDCourseTheoryLabCredits
ENGL215/214G

Technical Writing or

Intro to Creative Nonfiction

3

(3)

0

(0)

3

(3)

 IST / CIS Elective*223*
 IST / CIS Elective223*
 IST / CIS Elective223*
 Social Science Elective  3
Total Credits15

Second Year – Spring Semester

Course IDCourseTheoryLabCredits
 IST / CIS Elective  3*
 IST / CIS Elective  3*
 IST / CIS Elective  3*
 IST / CIS Elective  3*
Total Credits12

* At least 18 credits must be at the 200 level for IST Classes
Up to 15 CIS and DGMT credits will be accepted in the IST Program

Total Overall Credits : 64

General Education & Core Courses

GENERAL EDUCATION CORE COURSES

 

 

TH

LAB

CR

ENGL110G

College Composition I

4

0

4

ENGL214G or

(ENGL215G)

Introduction to Creative Nonfiction or

(Writing Technical Documents)

3

(3)

0

0

3

(3)

MATH150G

College Algebra*

4

0

4

MATH170G or

(MATH210G)

Discrete Mathematics or

(Pre-Calculus)

4

(4)

0

(0)

4

(4)

 

Science Elective

4

0

4

 

Social Science Elective

3

0

3

 

Foreign Language/Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

3

0

3

 

Total:

25

0

25

*Approved substitutions for MATH150G are MATH152G, MATH210G, MATH230G, MATH250G

At least 21 credits at the 100 level and at least 18 credits must be at the 200 level. Up to 15 CIS or DGMT credits may be applied at either the 100 or 200 level in fulfillment of IST degree requirements.

INFORMATION SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY CORE COURSES

 

 

TH

LAB

CR

IST112G

Applied Logic

2

2

3

IST113G

IT Essentials PC Hardware & Software

2

2

3

IST122G

Introduction to Networks (ITN)

2

2

3

IST123G

Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials (SRWE)

2

2

3

IST142G

Virtualization Essentials

2

2

3

IST150G

Network Operating Systems Fundamentals

2

2

3

IST151G

Windows Network Operating System

2

2

3

IST161G

Fundamentals of Networking and Security

2

2

3

IST163G

Legal Issues in Information Security

3

0

3

IST200G

Communications Electro-optics

2

2

3

IST212G

Mobile Systems Architecture

2

2

3

IST221G

Advanced Switching

2

2

3

IST222G

Enterprise, Networking, Security, and Automation

2

2

3

IST228G

Network Implementation

2

2

3

IST242G

Advanced Virtualization

2

2

3

IST245G

Information Storage and Management

2

2

3

IST251G

Windows NOS Services

2

2

3

IST253G

Windows Server 2008 Active Directory

2

2

3

IST262G

Advanced Network Security

2

2

3

IST263G

Information Assurance/ Information Risk Management

2

2

3

IST264G

Configuration of Security Appliance

2

2

3

IST265G

CCNA Cybersecurity Operations

2

2

3

IST266G

Security+

2

2

3

IST275G

Network Protocols & Services

2

2

3

IST281G

Internship

1

8

3

TOTAL DEGREE CREDITS:

39

 

Technical Standards

Students who enroll in the program should comprehend the English language, both oral and written, and have sufficient keyboarding skills to produce electronic documents in a timely manner. They should be able to sit or stand at a desk or workstation and stay on task for extended periods of time. They should be detail-oriented, able to read small print, and able to perform basic mathematical operations. Successful employees in the field demonstrate the emotional stability required to exercise sound judgment, accept direction and guidance from a supervisor, and establish rapport and maintain sensitive interpersonal relationships with employees, customers, and clients.

Health and Internship Considerations

The College must ensure that stakeholders at internship and service learning sites are not adversely affected by students during learning experiences. Therefore, students participating in internship and field experiences must demonstrate the emotional stability required to exercise sound judgment, accept direction and guidance from a supervisor or faculty member, and establish rapport and maintain sensitive interpersonal relationships with employees, customers, and clients.

 

Program Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • Design local area networks using multiple sub-networks
  • Configure networking devices to forward traffic throughout a local area network
  • Configure networking devices to connect to internet service provider network
  • Configure and maintain personal computers in a networked environment
  • Configure and maintain network servers
  • Install and test physical layer infrastructure to include copper, fiber-optic, and wireless media
  • Install and configure Windows workstations and servers
  • Establish and maintain basic network security policies and procedures
  • Configure and maintain advanced network security devices
  • Configure and implement virtualization of the desktop and network
  • Prepare for selected industry recognized certifications

Questions?

Contact an Admissions Representative at (603) 427-7600 ex 7500 or gbadmissions@ccsnh.edu