NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE

MISSION STATEMENT

Networking Basics

SYLLABUS

  1. GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
  2. A. Course Title: Networking Basics
    B. Course Number: CS 213N - 10044
    C. Semester: Spring 2017
    D. Days/Time: Th 5:30:00 PM - 10:20:00 PM
    E. Credit Hours: 3
    F. Instructor: Lathrop, David Todd
    G. Office: none
    H. Email Address: tlathrop@nmjc.edu
    I. Office Phone: none
    J. Office Hours:
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s):
    M. Corequisite(s):
    N. Class Location: BUC237
  3. COURSE DESCRIPTION

    This course is designed to provide a baseline knowledge for success in the CIS industry as well as prepare students for networking certifications including CCENT, Network +, MCP, and CCNA. Students are exposed to industry topics such as cable installation and management, networking standards, wireless connectivity, and routing protocols. This is a three credit hour course.

  4. COURSE RATIONALE / TRANSFERABILITY

    The target audience is undergraduate students majoring or concentrating in information systems. Transferability is based on target institution.

  5. REQUIRED / SUGGESTED COURSE MATERIALS

    Required:

    Guide to Networking Essentials
    Author(s): Greg Tomsho
    Edition: 7th
    ISBN: 1-305-10543-0
    ISBN-13: 978-1-305-10543-0
    Publisher: Cengage Learning

    Suggested:

    None.

    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.

  6. GRADING POLICY

    Students attending New Mexico Junior College will be evaluated according to the following grading scale:

    						90 - 100%	=	A
    						80 -  89%	=	B
    						70 -  79%	=	C
    						60 -  69%	=	D
    					 	 0 -  59%	=	F
    

    Late work will not be accepted.

    All exams and assignments will be scored on a 100-point scale.

    Final Grade calculated on the scale below:
    Attendance: 20%
    Exams (Mid-term and Final): 40%
    Chapter Quizzes: 20%
    Chapter Review Questions: 10%
    Chapter Case Studies: 10%

    The course will be divided into modules based on chapter containing quizzes, review questions, and case studies. It will be administered in Canvas. The exams and quizzes will consist of multiple choice and true false questions, and the mid-term and final exams will be comprehensive.

  7. INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    New Mexico Junior Collegeís institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:

  8. DEPARTMENTAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The objective of the Computer Information Systems program is to prepare students for entry-level employment in the computer industry. Students who successfully complete the program should be able to configure and maintain a personal computer, utilize application and system software, and one of the following dependent on the emphasis area: design and implement software on various platforms or configure and maintain a network.

  9. SPECIFIC COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    This course is an introduction to technologies, terminology, and skills used in the world of data networking. Emphasis is on practical applications of networking and computer technology to real-world problems. Prepares students for entry-level jobs as a networking technician and prepares them for learning more advanced topics in networking.

  10. GENERAL/MISCELLANEOUS

    Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.

    Academic Honesty
    Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in online academic and professional matters. The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet these standards. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other College records. Cheating or gaining illegal information for any type of graded work is considered dishonest and will be dealt with accordingly.

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
    Any student requiring special accommodations should contact the Special Needs Student Services Coordinator at (575) 492-2576 or by e-mail at specialneeds@nmjc.edu.

    Attendance Policy
    Attendance is required at every session of each course for which the student is enrolled. When unavoidable circumstances make attendance impossible, students must provide a satisfactory explanation of their absences to their professors. College-sponsored activities are considered excused absences and the appropriate sponsor of those students who will be absent from class will notify professors. Students having absences due to college-sponsored activities will need to make arrangements with the affected classes / professor to take care of required work; however, arrangements for make-ups should be made within a reasonable time frame, usually within one week of the absence. Regarding make-up work, absences due to late registration are considered the same as regular absences.

    Cell Phones/Pagers
    All cell phones and pagers must be turned off when the student is participating in any lecture, laboratory, or other learning activity.

    Classroom Conduct
    The professor is responsible for maintaining a class environment best suited for effective learning. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to attend the class regularly and to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. Disruptive behavior may result in the student being removed from the class.

    Food and Drink Policy
    Food items and soft drinks may not be consumed in NMJC classrooms. Students are also discouraged from bringing food and drink items into the classroom even though these items remain in sealed packaging. Bottled water is permissible.

    No Children in the Classroom
    In order to adhere to instructional procedures as well as maintain the safety of children, NMJC’s policy of no children in the classrooms (lecture, lab, etc.) will be followed.

    Plagiarism
    Offering the work of another as one’s own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.

    Smoking/Use of Tobacco
    New Mexico Junior College is cognizant of the health hazards associated with smoking / use of tobacco for the smoker, as well as the non-smoker. In an effort to provide a healthy environment for students, employees, and others who may frequent the campus, NMJC prohibits smoking / use of tobacco inside any campus building or facility.

    Tutoring Assistance
    Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Academic Success Center located in Mansur Hall room 123 and 124.

    Withdrawal Policy
    Regular, punctual attendance is required for all classes at NMJC. Although the professor has the right to drop any student who has missed the equivalent of 2 weeks of instruction (based on a 16 week semester) whether itís a face to face, online, or a hybrid course, it is not guaranteed that the professor will drop the student. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at www.nmjc.edu, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, 2017. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.

  11. CRITICAL INCIDENT AND EVACUATION PLAN
  12. ACADEMIC CALENDAR
  13. FINALS SCHEDULE