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Information Technology (Diploma)

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American Trade School’s INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY program consists of six consecutive ten week terms for a total of sixty weeks (14 months) in length. Classes meet Monday through Thursday from 8:30am – 1:00pm or 6:00pm – 10:30pm.

Objective

This program is designed to prepare the graduate with the theory and working knowledge in Computer installation, maintenance, and repair to go into the field at an entry level position.

Curriculum

The program consists of 60 weeks, 66 Quarter Credit Hours of theory and associated lab instruction in areas of computer harware, operating systems, networks and security. 

 

Microsoft Office :

10 weeks - 11 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn basic computer concepts such as data storage, computer terminology and operating system fundamentals. Students will gain a working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Desktop Operating Systems :

10 weeks - 11 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will gain skills needed to support the current Microsoft desktop operating system. This course will cover topics such as various installation methods, user and group accounts, file systems and file system security, the registry, file and print sharing and various diagnostic and troubleshooting tools and techniques. Students will also be introduced to client side virtualization.

PC Hardware:

10 weeks - 11 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn to build, configure, troubleshoot and maintain personal computers. This course will cover motherboard and processor architecture, memory technologies, magnetic and optical storage, I/O, bus architecture, power supplies and form factors, laptops and mobile devices. Students will also be introduced to several printer technologies.

Network Essentials

10 weeks - 11 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn the technical skills required to install, configure and troubleshoot computer networks. This course will cover LAN and WAN topologies, network protocols, wireless networks, cable termination, resource sharing and network hardware.

Microsoft Server Operating System :

10 weeks - 11 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will learn the skills needed to install, configure, manage and maintain a Microsoft Server operating system. This course will cover installation, active directory, user and group management, distributed file system, printing, managing storage devices, security, virtualization using Hyper-V, remote access and various troubleshooting tools.

Network Security:

10 weeks - 11 Quarter Credit Hours
Students will gain the skills needed to secure a variety of network configurations. This course will cover topics such as how networks are compromised and the appropriate countermeasures, authentication techniques, malware, penetration testing, wireless security, cryptography, social engineering, firewalls, intrusion detection, incident response, security baselines and security policies.

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