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The Network Administration AAS degree program is designed to prepare students for a career in the networking field. Students enrolled in the AAS degree complete computer systems core coursework during the first two semesters and then select a specialty track to complete program. Specialty tracks are offered in Network and Computer Systems Administrator, Information Security Analyst, and Cisco Network Administrator. Students must choose only one specialty track and may only obtain one AAS degree in Network Administration. Classes offered in the Network Support Technician certificate program can also be applied toward the AAS in Network Administration degree.
Upon completion of this program, students are eligible to take the CompTIA A+ test, CompTIA Security+ Certification test, CompTIA Network + Certification test, Microsoft's MCP Windows Server Administration Fundamentals Certification (98-365) test, Microsoft's MCP Networking Fundamentals Certification test (98-366), Microsoft's MCP Security Fundamentals Certification test (98-367), and ETA's Fiber Optic Technician Certification test.
The Computer Simulation and Game Development AAS program at WCJC provides state-of-the-art career training leading to entry-level employment in the gaming and simulation industry, which benefits healthcare, law enforcement, military, and other industries by providing simulated training environments. The program was developed in partnership with University of Houston Victoria.
The focus of this degree is to give the students a solid understanding of the core concepts needed in computer gaming and computer simulations. Additionally, this degree provides basic understanding of other computer fields that require mathematical and graphic intensive computing.
The Digital Media degree prepares students to create, develop, produce, and disseminate products and ideas utilizing or incorporating words, images, or video to convey information, concepts, and feelings. Digital Media includes the family of market segments embracing the technologies of printing, publishing, packaging, electronic imaging, and their allied industries; they are often referred to as the graphic arts, print, or imaging industries. Digital Media also includes as a branch time based media that involves video, sound, interactive video, 2-D animation, and 3-D or computer animation and the surrounding fields.
The Network Support Technician certificate program is designed to prepare students for entry-level support positions. Typical job duties may include providing hardware and software technical assistance to end users, resolving basic computer and network problems, installing or repairing hardware and software, and training end users. The curriculum of the program includes PC operating systems such as Microsoft Windows and Linux, PC and Network hardware, end-user application software, troubleshooting techniques, customer service skills, and basic networking techniques.
Upon completion of this program, students are eligible to take the CompTIA A+ Certificate test, CompTIA Security+ Certification test, CompTIA Network + Certification test, Microsoft's MCP Windows Server Administration Fundamentals Certification (98-365) Test, Microsoft's MCP Networking Fundamentals Certification Test (98-366), Microsoft's MCP Security Fundamentals Certification Test (98-367), and ETA's Fiber Optic Technician Certification test.