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2024 - 2025 Catalog Year
Computer Information Systems/Network Engineering (Full-time)

Degree: Associate of Applied Science
Division: Business and Public Services

Students holding an unexpired CCNA designation may be able to articulate credit. Please see your advisor for more information.

This Sample Program Pathway is designed to provide an example of course selections in a term by term sequence. Please see an Academic Advisor for a plan specific to your academic needs.

Fall Semester (First Year)
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Description: In this class, you will learn the foundation of introduction to operating systems, virtualization and basic networking concepts. You will learn how to manage and administer current desktop operating systems (Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X). In addition, you will explore operating systems for mobile devices (Apple IOS, Google Android) and will be introduced to widespread applications for IoT and Cloud concepts. This class will also cover personal and enterprise cybersecurity principles to help protect yourself from common cyber-attacks.

Description: This course covers networking architecture, structure, and functions. The course introduces the principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations to provide a foundation for the Network Engineering curriculum. Students will understand the functions and services associated with the two major models (OSI and TCP/IP) used to plan and implement networks. Students will be able to design an IP addressing scheme to provide network connectivity for a small to medium sized network. Use Command Line Interface (CLI) to configure initial settings on routers and switches to implement basic network connectivity between devices.

Description: This course is designed for students who are interested in Information Technology but have limited technical knowledge of computing systems at the fundamental level. Students will explore foundational concepts related to computer hardware and software, networking, databases, programming, Information Systems, and data security.

Description: In English Composition I students learn reflective, analytical and argumentative writing strategies, incorporating sources and personal experience. Students will negotiate between public and private rhetorical situations and purposes to achieve academic literacy. They will write multiple drafts using a recursive writing process as they work toward fluency in style and mechanics.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Placement Test Score)

Description: Mathematics of finance, mathematics of trade, payroll, taxes, insurance, elementary statistics. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all online sections.

Notes: Program elective: Choose MAT 1120 or any Mathematics, Statistics & Logic elective from the approved Ohio Transfer 36 List. View electives at www.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or DEV 0054 or Other (satisfactory score on Sinclair Community College English placement test)


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Spring Semester (First Year)
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Description: Introduction to problem-solving techniques used in programming. Students learn to use tools such as flowcharts and pseudocode to plan solutions. Using the C++ programming language, students will design, code, and test programs using sequence, selection, iteration, functions, and arrays.

Prerequisites: MAT 0200 or MAT 1120

Description: Introduction to the systems development life cycle and the four-phase model (planning, analysis, design and implementation). Emphasis on requirements gathering, methodology, modeling and skills related to specifications, design and documentation. Discussion of business processes, law, legal issues and ethics for IT professionals.

Description: Focusing on development of effective small group decision-making and leadership skills, stressing better methods of expressing oneself and understanding others through learning group communication, theory and participating in small group decision-making experiences.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Any other college level English course)

Description: Survey of financial accounting for non-accounting majors. Accounting concepts, financial statements, internal control, cash, and payroll.

Notes: Program elective. Choose from one of the following courses: ACC 1100 or ACC 1210

Description: This course examines the role of technology in the modern society. It explores the opportunities and dangers faced by humankind in the evolution of new technologies. It inquires into such questions as whether the human quest for mastery of nature has made us masters or slaves of the machine.

Notes: Any Arts and Humanities elective from the approved Ohio Transfer 36 List. View electives at: www.


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Summer Semester (First Year)
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Description: This course focuses on learning the architecture, components and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Students will learn how to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality. Commonly used network services and protocols will be studied.

Prerequisites: CIS 1411 and Other (must be completed within the last two years)

Description: Introduction to database management systems. Discussion of database environments, design, planning, implementation and administration in a relational model environment. Students will design and develop a simple database and implement a portion of this application including forms, queries and reports. Emphasis on database design techniques, normalization and the SQL database language.

Prerequisites: MAT 0200 or MAT 1120

Description: Introduction to fundamental concepts necessary for understanding management, motivation and behavior in organizational settings. Emphasis on planning, organizing, influencing and controlling to continually improve effective management skills.

Description: This class is for intermediate to advanced students seeking both the theoretical and practical aspects of building a PC. The class covers CPU, storage devices, printers, and networking devices. This class also includes functions and installation of operating systems as well as troubleshooting steps and common tools. Will help students in preparation for the CompTIA A+ Certification.

Notes: Program elective. Choose from one of the following courses: CIS 1510, CIS 2510, and CIS 2731

Prerequisites: CIS 1411 or CIS 1130 and CIS 1107


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Fall Semester (Second Year)
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Description: The focus of this course is on the architecture, components and operations of routers and switches in a larger and more complex network. Students will learn how to configure routers and switches for advanced functionality. Students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routing protocols and wireless networks using IPv4 and IPv6 on equipment from various vendors.

Prerequisites: CIS 2416 and Other (CIS 2416 must be completed within the past two years.)

Description: This course will focus on defining Internet of Things (IoT), what the IoT Ecosystem is, and how to support IoT on a network. Students will learn how to support, configure, and secure IOT devices on a network. Students will be able to integrate IOT devices into modern networks and help protect them from cyber threats.

Prerequisites: CIS 1111 and CIS 1411 or CIS 1130

Description: Intermediate computing and network security fundamentals. Topics include network vulnerabilities and attacks, network defenses, wireless network security, access control, network assessment and auditing, cryptography and organizational security. Preparation will also be given for the ComptTIA Security + exam.

Prerequisites: CIS 1107 and CIS 1130 or CIS 1411


Students earn academic credit toward their graduation requirement by working in a professional information technology environment. Students must work at 5 - 10 hours per week per credit hour for one semester and be supervised/mentored by a professional in the field. The BPS internship coordinator can help guide students in their search, but students are ultimately responsible for obtaining a qualifying position. Students already working in the field may apply to use that experience to meet the internship requirement if they can prove that new learning will take place

Notes: Program elective. Choose from one of the following courses: CIS 2170 or CIS 2178. All internships must be approved by the Work-based Learning Office:

Prerequisites: CIS 1107 or CIS 1411 or CIS 2510 or CIS 1202 or CIS 2212 and Approval of Department

Description: Basic economic principles with macro sequence. Interrelationship of households, business and government with an examination of Keynesian theory, fiscal policy and monetary policy. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all online sections.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 and MAT 0050 or MAT 1120


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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.