Computer Technology (CST*)

CST*141, Computer Hardware (4 credits)
Gen Ed Competencies: Scientific Reasoning

This hands-on course covers essential skills on how to install, upgrade, repair, configure, troubleshoot, optimize, and maintain a personal computer’s hardware and peripherals. Topics include power supplies, motherboards, processors, memory, hard drives, I/O devices, and multimedia devices. Four hours of lecture/laboratory per week. Prerequisite: Eligible for MAT*095(Updated Fall 2017)

CST*163, Windows Server Administration (3 credits)
Gen Ed Competencies: Continuing Learning/Information LiteracyCritical Analysis & Logical Thinking

This course covers the Microsoft Windows Server environment. Students will learn the basics of installing, administrating, and maintaining a Windows Server implementation. Administration of user and group accounts, Active Directory, network protocols and services such as virtual private networking. Routing and Remote Access Service, DHCCP, DNS, backup, recovery and disaster planning will be covered. Prerequisite: CST*120  (Updated October 2014)

CST*228, Voice and Data Interworking (3 credits)
Gen Ed Competencies: Continuing Learning/Information LiteracyCritical Analysis & Logical Thinking

The course covers the engineering of voice technologies. Topics include: voice compression methods, understanding the H.323 protocol, voice over frame-relay,voice over ATM, and voice over IP. The MxCC lab will be used to design and build a voice over IP network. Prerequisite: CST*120. (Updated October 2014)

CST*231, Data Communication and Networking (3 credits)
Gen Ed Competencies: Continuing Learning/Information LiteracyCritical Analysis & Logical Thinking

The course outlines interconnecting computers using communication networks. The seven layer OSI Reference framework, physical layer standards, data link protocols, repeaters, bridges, routers, local area networks, wide area networks, and network configurations will be discussed. Prerequisite: CST*120 or CST*141. (Updated October 2014)

CST*270, Network Security Fundamentals (3 credits)
Gen Ed Competencies: Continuing Learning/Information LiteracyCritical Analysis & Logical Thinking

This course is designed to meet the needs of students who want to master practical network and computer security. Topics include: malware attacks, application and network attacks, vulnerability assessments for mitigating attacks, data security, network security, wireless network security, authentication and account management, access control fundamentals, basic and advanced cryptography for protecting data, business continuity model, and risk mitigation procedures. Prerequisite: CST*120 or taken concurrently (Updated October 2014)