2017-2018 Academic Bulletin & Student Handbook

Mission Critical Operations - Information Technology Diploma (D40430I)

The Mission Critical Operations curriculum prepares graduates for employment in a wide range of positions in information technology (IT). Course work includes the development of a student’s ability to maintain technically sophisticated systems for business continuity and near continuous uptime using information technology skills. The course work emphasizes analytical and problem-solving skills required to sustain high availability national security interests and includes instruction in electromechanical systems, networking, automation, cybersecurity, emergency management and systems integration. The program will incorporate the competencies of an industry-recognized certification exam.

Course and Hour Requirements

Major Courses

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
CIS 110Introduction to Computers
2
2

3

CTS 120Hardware/Software Support
2
3

3

ISC 112Industrial Safety
2
0

2

MCO 110Introduction to Mission Critical Operations
2
2

3

MCO 115Mission Critical Operations Infrastructure
2
2

3

MNT 222Industrial Sys Schematics
1
2

2

NET 125Introduction to Networks
1
4

3

NOS 110Operating Systems Concepts
2
3

3

NOS 120Linux/UNIX Single User
2
2

3

NOS 130Windows Single User
2
2

3

SEC 110Security Concepts
2
2

3

Total Major Hours: 31

General Education Courses

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ACA 115Success and Study Skills
0
2

1

Communications:

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry
3
0

3

Humanities/Fine Arts:

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
HUM 115Critical Thinking
3
0

3

Total General Education Hours: 7

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 38

Suggested Sequence of Courses

Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ACA 115Success and Study Skills
0
2

1

CIS 110Introduction to Computers
2
2

3

CTS 120Hardware/Software Support
2
3

3

ENG 111Writing and Inquiry
3
0

3

MCO 110Introduction to Mission Critical Operations
2
2

3

MCO 115Mission Critical Operations Infrastructure
2
2

3

NOS 110Operating Systems Concepts
2
3

3

Total Credit Hours:
13
14
19

Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
HUM 115Critical Thinking
3
0

3

ISC 112Industrial Safety
2
0

2

MNT 222Industrial Sys Schematics
1
2

2

NET 125Introduction to Networks
1
4

3

NOS 120Linux/UNIX Single User
2
2

3

NOS 130Windows Single User
2
2

3

SEC 110Security Concepts
2
2

3

Total Credit Hours:
13
12
19

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 38