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Lake Superior State University

Internet/Network Specialist

Program Description


This degree provides you with knowledge in the use of computer networks as they apply to commercial and industrial enterprises. You will be prepared to analyze the needs of a user, to design a computer network system to satisfy those needs, and to modify and maintain the network environment relative to both hardware and software.

Most organizations make use of the Internet and the World Wide Web. You will use state-of-the art software tools to prepare you to meet the growing needs of the business world.

One of the main objectives in this program is to develop an understanding of the business world so that you can effectively communicate with all levels of management.

Program Learning Outcomes:


Assist in the analysis of security monitoring, intrusion detection, and troubleshooting techniques and methodologies in a networked operating environment. (
Security and Monitoring)

Use current hardware and OS technologies and accepted best practices in network design to help solve business and industrial problems. (Best Practices)

Communicate technical information relative to problems and solutions to professionals in the field. (Communication)



Degree Requirements


Departmental Courses (31 credits)
  • CSCI103 Survey of Computer Science 3
  • CSCI105 Intro. to Computer Programming 3
  • CSCI106 Web Page Design and Development 3
  • CSCI163 Troubleshooting and Repair of Personal Computers 3
  • CSCI211 Database Applications 3
  • CSCI221 Computer Networks 3
  • CSCI248 Network Operating Systems I 3
  • CSCI263 Managing Computer Security 3
  • CSCI281 Intro. to UNIX and Network Programming 3
  • CSCI292 Computer Networking Project 4
Support Courses (6 credits)
  • BUSN121 Introduction to Business 3
  • BUSN231 Business Communications 3

Free Electives (7 credits)

General Education: All LSSU Associate’s degree candidates must complete the LSSU General Education Requirements.

A minimum of 62 credits (at the 100 level or higher) must be earned for graduation with a cumulative gpa of 2.00 or higher.  A gpa of 2.00 or higher is also required in your Major, as well as in your General Education Requirements.



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