Information Communications Technology

Division: Industry & Technology
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ICT  is an academic discipline concerned with the study of Computer network design, management, and security as it applies to various business operational needs. The skills developed within this discipline include the application of theory to real world problems, effective business communication both verbal and written form.  Understanding how to share knowledge with both technical and non-technical audience.

Transfer requirements in Information Technology or Systems are available in the Counseling Center.

In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for specific transfer requirements.

Career options include positions entry level positions as Help Desk Support Technician, and Network Support Technician.  With more experience and education options include Network Administrator, and Network Engineer. A higher degree may be required to meet minimum job requirements depending on the position (Network Administrator, and Network Engineer).

Contact Information

Industry and Technology Division Chair

Frank Tebeau | (559) 688-3181 | frankt@cos.edu
Tulare Center Building C: C 101 | Tulare Campus

Dean of CTE and Workforce Development

Thad Russell | (559) 688-3027 | thadr@cos.edu
Tulare College Center: Building A - A107 | Tulare Campus

ICT 201 A Plus Certification Prep 4 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
3 Lab
Materials Fees: $39
This course prepares the student for CompTIA A+ certification, which includes the latest foundation-level knowledge and skills needed by today’s computer support professionals. It is the starting point for a career in the Information Technology industry. This international, vendor-neutral certification is accredited by the International Organization for Standards (ISO) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). CompTIA A+ certification proves competence in a technician’s ability to perform essential IT tasks such as installation, configuration, diagnosing, preventative maintenance, basic networking and security. It also confirms a technician’s understanding of customer service and communication skills needed to work with clients.
ICT 210 Server/Network Infrastructure 4 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
3 Lab
Materials Fees: $39
Equivalent Course: IT 223
This course provides the student with networking, security, and system administration information needed to implement a Windows Server infrastructure. It covers the basics of installation and configuration, storage, network infrastructure, network components, network protocols, server roles, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), Group Policy, IT security, server security, network security, security software, monitoring server performance, and maintaining a Windows Server. This course includes the foundational level knowledge to prepare students to start a career or cross train in Microsoft Windows Server technologies.
ICT 211 Server & Network Management 4 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
3 Lab
Materials Fees: $39
Equivalent Course: IT 122AC
This course is designed to help make network and server infrastructure easier to manage, more resilient, more efficient, and more secure. The curriculum will discuss consolidation of server environments, a move to a hosted/cloud-based model, challenges of information and communication technology storage, virtualization workloads, virtual machine density, mobility, and availability, virtualization of applications, and network and server performance.
ICT 220 Comp Networking Fundamentals 3 unit(s)
Hours: 2 Lecture/Discussion
3 Lab
Equivalent Course: IT 220
This course is an introduction to computer networking concepts. Students will be introduced to the technical foundations of networks, topologies, adapters, bindings, protocols and network administration. Students will also be introduced to diagnostic software, troubleshooting, and repair of networks and network hardware, components and peripherals.
ICT 221 CISCO Academy 1 4 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
3 Lab
Materials Fees: $36
Equivalent Courses: IT 130AC, IT 230
This is the first of four classes in the Information and Communication Technology CISCO Academy Certificate Program. Instruction includes: safety; networking; protocols; standards; LANs; WANs; OSI models; cabling; cabling tools; routers;Ethernet; IP addressing and network standards.
ICT 222 CISCO Academy 2 4 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
3 Lab
Materials Fees: $36
Equivalent Courses: IT 131AC, IT 231
This is the second of four courses in the Information Technology CISCO Academy Certificate program. Instruction includes, but is not limited to: interfacing routers, networking terminology and protocols, network testing, programming and configuring routers, IP addressing and sub-netting, and internetworking router protocols.
Prerequisites: ICT 221 or equivalent college course with "C" or better
ICT 223 CISCO Academy 3 4 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
3 Lab
Materials Fees: $36
Equivalent Courses: IT 132AC, IT 232
This is the third course in the Information Technology CISCO Academy Certificate program. Instruction includes switching technologies; routing terminology and protocols; interface standards; programming and configuration of routers; VLANs; IP addressing and network standards.
Prerequisites: ICT 222 or equivalent college course with "C" or better
ICT 224 CISCO Academy 4 4 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
3 Lab
Materials Fees: $36
Equivalent Courses: IT 133AC, IT 233
This is the fourth course in the Information Technology CISCO Academy Certificate Program. Instruction includes the following: LAN switching; WAN encapsulation methods; ISDN routing; programming and configuration of routers; network security; and UNIX intercompatability.
Prerequisites: ICT 223 or equivalent college course with "C" or better

Information Communications Technology

Alavi-Moghaddam, Ramyar
B.S., California State University, Fresno
M.S., Boston University