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Computer Networking

Associate Applied Science - Transfer Degree

Choose BTC’s Computer Network Technology program to train for positions such as network technician, network specialist, network administrator, and network security administrator, or Local Area Network (LAN) technician. Learn how to manage computer networks, troubleshoot and repair computer systems, and design, install, and maintain LANs.

Graduates will find employment opportunities with computer support firms or with small-sized to large-sized companies that use computer networks, such as financial institutions, insurance companies, schools and universities, a range of corporations, and federal, state, and local government agencies.

Employment Information

75% BTC graduate placement rate

$67,059 starting annual wage

$85,301 average annual wage

$102,107 potential annual wage

Employment and wage data sources

Bellingham Technical College is a Microsoft IT Academy member and is a member of CompTIA.

Jobs & Employment

The rapid expansion of the computer industry has generated a growing need for highly skilled workers to repair, network, and support these complex computer systems. Employment of computer network engineers is expected to increase much faster than average as technology becomes more sophisticated and organizations continue to adopt and integrate these technologies. This field requires networking specialists to continually learn new skills to keep pace with the rapidly changing industry.

About 75% of BTC Computer Networking students are employed within nine months of graduation. The average annual income in this field is $85,301, with an earning potential of about $102,107 per year.*

Potential Positions

Employment opportunities are available in medium to large businesses with computer networks, such as banks and other financial institutions, schools and universities, insurance companies, federal and state government, and other corporations. As smaller companies move to a client-server model, more opportunities for network specialists will soon become available. Potential positions include network technician, network specialist, network administrator, network security administrator, and LAN technician.

Courses

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Courses are from the 2018-19 Catalog

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS99 credits

  • Quarter 1
  • IT 105Using Network Computer Systems3 credits

    This course provides an introduction to the use of networked computer systems. Topics include the implementation and use of campus and departmental learning resources, basic operating system use including file system navigation and command line interfaces, basic keyboarding skills, network authentication and networked resource access.

    Prerequisite:
    ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension score of 71 or RDG 085 with a C better, and ACCUPLACER Sentence Skills score of 71 or better or ENGL 092 with a C or better, and ACCUPLACER Arithmetic score of 38 or better or MATH 090 with a C or better or ABE 050 with a C or better.

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    9/19-12/5MW12:30p-1:50pMASSEY MOpenings: 11
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    9/18-12/6TTh 2:30p-3:50pMASSEY MOpenings: 18
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  • IT 141A+ Operating Systems5 credits

    This course provides an introduction to PC Software in coordination with the CompTIA A+ Software high-level exam objectives. Topics include computer operating systems, basic networking utilities, computer security and application troubleshooting.

    Completion or Concurrent Enrollment:
    IT105 with a D or better or concurrent enrollment in IT105 or Instructor permission.

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    9/18-12/6TTh 9:00a-10:50aBURKELAND KOpenings: 9
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    9/19-12/5MW12:30p-2:20pBURKELAND KOpenings: 18
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  • IT 112A+ Hardware5 credits

    This course provides an introduction to PC Hardware in coordination with the CompTIA A+ Hardware high-level exam objectives. Topics include computer hardware systems, basic networking, mobile devices and troubleshooting.

    Completion or Concurrent Enrollment:
    IT105 with a D or better or concurrent enrollment in IT105 or Instructor permission.

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    9/19-12/5MW 9:00a-10:50aMASSEY MOpenings: 13
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    9/18-12/6TTh12:30p-2:30pMASSEY MOpenings: 15
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  • General Education5 credits

  • Quarter 2
  • IT 106IT Support Skills3 credits

    This course provides an introduction to the Information Technology career field and the basic support skills necessary for success in industry. Topics include a survey of IT career paths, face-to-face and remote customer service skills, security best practices, ticketing systems, knowledge bases, research techniques, basic legal compliance issues and accessibility.

    Notes:
    • C/CE: (IT105 with a D or better or concurrent enrollment in IT 105) or (CAP 101 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment in CAP 101) or Instructor permission.
    Completion or Concurrent Enrollment:
    IT105 with a D or better or concurrent enrollment in IT105 or Instructor permission.
  • IT 120Command Line Interface & Scripting5 credits

    This course introduces students to scripting using command line interfaces. Industry standard scripting languages in Linux and Microsoft operating systems will provide the platforms on which to learn syntax, flow control, variables, arrays, basic parsing and text manipulation.

    Completion or Concurrent Enrollment:
    IT105 with a D or better or concurrent enrollment in IT105 or Instructor permission.

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    9/18-12/6TTh12:30p-2:20pSTAFFWaitlisted: 1
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  • IT 160Network Technology I5 credits

    This course provides an introduction to the configuration, management and troubleshooting of common wired and wireless network devices. Topics include TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, OSI Reference Model, cabling fundamentals, network topologies, and network diagramming.

    Prerequisite:
    IT 112 with a D or better OR IT 141 with a D or better.
  • General Education5 credits

  • Quarter 3
  • IT 107Using Cloud Services3 credits

    This course provides an introduction to Cloud Services. Topics include cloud based storage, virtualization, security, mobile device management, and software as service applications. Students will use cloud services to design documents, forms, and spreadsheets.

    Completion or Concurrent Enrollment:
    IT105 with a D or better or concurrent enrollment in IT105 or Instructor permission.

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    9/18-12/6TTh 2:30p-3:50pFALTA EOpenings: 12
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  • IT 161Network Technology II5 credits

    This course builds upon the content knowledge gained in IT 160 regarding the configuration, management, and troubleshooting of common wired and wireless network devices. Topics include, switching, VLANs, wireless networking, firewalls, and basic routing.

    Prerequisite:
    IT 160 with a D or better and IT 120 with a D or better.

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    9/19-12/5MW 9:00a-10:50aBURKELAND KOpenings: 2
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  • IT 142Windows Desktop I5 credits

    An introduction to the Windows desktop operating system that includes operating system configuration, installation, device and application management, maintenance, and file and folder controls.

    Prerequisite:
    IT 120 with a D or better and IT 141 with a D or better and completion of or concurrent enrollment in IT 160.

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    9/19-12/5MW12:30p-2:20pREHM GOpenings: 15
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  • General Education5 credits

  • Quarter 4
  • IT 242Windows Server I5 credits

    This course focuses on the identity functionality in Windows Server. Topics include installation and configuration of Active Directory Domain Services, Group Policy, Active Directory Certificate Services, Active Directory Federation Services, and Web Application proxy implementations.

    Prerequisite:
    IT 120 with a D or better and IT 141 with a D or better and IT 160 with a D or better.

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    9/19-12/5MW12:30p-2:20pFALTA EOpenings: 8
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  • IT 240Linux Server Administration5 credits

    This course introduces students to the administration fundamentals of Linux Servers. Using Linux, students will configure SSH, configure networking, administer user accounts and permissions, secure Linux systems, and monitor system resources, processes and usage.

    Prerequisite:
    IT 120 with a D or better and IT 141 with a D or better and IT 160 with a D or better.

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    9/18-12/6TTh12:30p-2:20pBURKELAND KOpenings: 12
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  • General Education5 credits

  • Quarter 5
  • IT 210Information Security5 credits

    This course provides an overview of network security. Topics covered include general security concepts, threat analysis, types of attacks, vulnerabilities, risk management, cryptography, PKI, and legal and ethical issues associated with information security.

    Prerequisite:
    IT 141 with a D or better and IT 160 with a D or better .

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    9/19-12/5MW 2:30p-4:20pFALTA EOpenings: 10
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  • IT 250Cloud & IOT Fundamentals5 credits

    An introduction to cloud models, virtualization, infrastructure, security, resource management and business continuity. Students will also gain experience deploying Internet and cloud connected sensors and effectors.

    Prerequisite:
    IT 142 with a D or better and IT 161 with a D or better.

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    9/18-12/6TTh 2:30p-4:20pREHM GOpenings: 4
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  • Specialty/Elective5 credits

  • Quarter 6
  • IT 270Field-Based Experience5 credits

    Students will arrange to work in a college approved, information technology related, work environment. The field-based experience provides exposure to a typical work environment, opportunities for customer service and technical skill development, and mentorship by industry professionals.

    Prerequisite:
    Instructor Permission with co-requisites IT 261 or IT 262.

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    ARR 9/18-12/7ARRMASSEY MOpenings: 24
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  • Specialty/Elective5 credits

  • Specialty/Elective5 credits

  • General Education Core Courses
  • ENGL& 101English Composition I5 credits

    A composition course in which students read, analyze, and write essays using a variety of rhetorical strategies, as well as develop and verbally express ideas clearly and effectively. The critical reading of essays will provide a basis for the student's own critical writing, which will reflect a command of college-level literacy standards. Attention to writing fundamentals and stylistic techniques will also be included. Word processing, email and internet knowledge required.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100.

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    9/18-12/4T 5:30p-7:40pNELSON NOpenings: 14
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    1/7-3/20MW 8:30a-9:50aSTAFFOpenings: 24
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    1/3-3/22Online STAFFOpenings: 24
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  • ENGL& 102English Composition II5 credits

    Intermediate academic essay writing. Emphasis on critical reading and writing, synthesis of cross-disciplinary texts, documentation of sources and argumentation.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGL& 101 with a C grade.

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    9/19-12/5MW12:30p-1:50pRICHARDS JOpenings: 16
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  • CMST& 210Interpersonal Communications5 credits

    Designed to introduce students to the application of basic interpersonal communication theory, with a focus on achieving success in the workplace. Topics explored include self-awareness, self-disclosure, conversation skills, relationship development and maintenance, assertiveness, teamwork and group dynamics, conflict management strategies, and diversity issues.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.

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    9/18-12/6TTh 8:00a-10:10aZAMORA AOpenings: 13
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    9/19-12/7MWF10:10a-11:30aZAMORA AOpenings: 7
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    9/19-12/5MW 2:10p-3:30pSMITH MOpenings: 8
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    9/18-12/6TTh 5:30p-7:40pSMITH MOpenings: 19
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    9/18-12/7Online SMITH MOpenings: 16
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    9/18-12/7Online ZAMORA AOpenings: 18
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    9/18-12/7Online BURNS JOpenings: 13
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    1/3-3/21TTh 5:30p-7:40pSTAFFOpenings: 28
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  • PSYC& 100General Psychology5 credits

    An overview of the factors affecting behavior including topics related to theories of learning, the senses, perceptions, nervous system, emotions, personality theory, motivation, abnormal behavior and therapy, and social psychology.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100.

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    9/18-12/6TTh 1:10p-3:20pMUDD SOpenings: 22
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    9/19-12/7MWF 8:30a-9:50aSMITH MOpenings: 19
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    9/19-12/5MW12:30p-1:50pMUDD SOpenings: 16
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    9/18-12/7Online MUDD SOpenings: 9
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    1/3-3/22Online STAFFOpenings: 24
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    1/4-3/22MWF10:10a-11:30aSTAFFOpenings: 28
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    1/7-3/20MW12:30p-1:50pSTAFFOpenings: 24
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  • OR

  • SOC& 101Introduction to Sociology5 credits

    This course introduces the major concepts and definitions of the science of sociology. Basic sociological inquiry is covered, and how social forces shape communal and individual behaviors and attitudes. Topics include socialization, cultures, deviance, social control, inequality, power, social class, race, gender, and institutions. Students learn the basic theories and perspectives of sociology and how those theories apply to the social landscape.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100.

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    9/18-12/7Online POLLARD DOpenings: 10
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    1/3-3/22Online STAFFOpenings: 24
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  • MATH& 107Math in Society5 credits

    College level coverage of practical applications in many fields of study. Topics will include probability, statistics, finance, geometry, graphing, growth & decay, and right triangle trigonometry.

    Prerequisite:
    BTC College Level Math score of 75 or a C grade in MATH 099.

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    9/18-12/6TTh10:30a-12:40pNEWTON KOpenings: 15
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    9/18-12/7Online MOYLE VOpenings: 14
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    1/3-3/22Online STAFFOpenings: 24
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  • OR higher

  • Choose 5 credits of Humanities, Social Science or Natural Science from approved transfer course list.5 credits

  • Program Specialty
  • CHOOSE ONE OF FIVE TRACKS: CLOUD COMPUTING, NETWORK MANAGEMENT, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, OR GENERALIST15 credits

  • Cloud Computing:

  • IT 252Amazon Cloud5 credits

    This class covers design, implementation, and use of AWS cloud services. Topics include Simple Storage Service(S3), Elastic Compute Cloud(EC2), Virtual Private Cloud, Relational Database Service, and Identity and Access Management .

    Prerequisite:
    (IT 250 with a D or better and IT 240 with a D or better) OR (IT 250 with a D or better and IT 242 with a D or better) or Instructor permission
  • IT 253Microsoft Cloud5 credits

    This class covers design, implementation and use of Azure cloud services. Topics include Azure Storage, Azure Virtual Machines, Virtual Network, Azure DNS, and Azure Active Directory.

    Prerequisite:
    (IT 250 with a D or better and IT 240 with a D or better) OR (IT 250 with a D or better and IT 242 with a D or better) or Instructor permission.
  • IT 254Web Applications5 credits

    This course utilizes cloud technologies to deploy modern web applications in a fault tolerant way. Topics include System Monitoring, Dynamic Deployment of Services, APIs, and Containerization Software.

    Prerequisite:
    (IT 240 with a D or better and IT 252 with a D or better) OR (IT 240 with a D or better and IT 253 with a D or better) OR Instructor permission.
  • Network Management:

  • IT 241Windows Desktop II5 credits

    This course facilitates an in-depth study of the Windows desktop operating system found commonly in the business environment. Areas of study include enterprise deployment, centralized configuration, and advanced management and support tools.

    Prerequisite:
    IT 120 with a D or better and IT 142 with a D or better.
  • IT 243Windows Server II5 credits

    In this course, students will learn to install, configure, and perform system administration tasks in Windows Server. Topics include configuring disks, volumes, file sharing and NTFS permissions, storage solutions, maintenance, server monitoring and optimization, failover clustering, virtual machine settings, and Powershell.

    Prerequisite:
    IT 242 with a D or better.
  • IT 260Network Technology III5 credits

    This course continues the development of skills and knowledge in network communications management into OSI layer 3-5 devices and services including Routers, Advanced Switching, Network Management and Monitoring, and Security Appliances.

    Prerequisite:
    IT 161 with a D or better.
  • Computer Programming:

  • IT 121Introduction to Programming5 credits

    This course introduces students to the fundamentals of good program design, coding, testing, and documentation. Students will learn to employ good user interface design, standardization and variable naming, decision operators, looping mechanisms, subroutines and error handling as they build their own programs.


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    9/18-12/6TTh 9:00a-10:50aREVELSTOKE JOpenings: 19
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  • CS& 131Computer Science I C++5 credits

    This course equips students with fundamental programming skills such as effective use of data types, variables, assignment statements, control structures, modular design using procedures, pointers and array data structures in the construction of C++ programs. This course also introduces students to Object Oriented Programming concepts and prepares students for the C++ Institute Certified Associate Programmer exam.

    Prerequisite:
    MATH 099 or IT 121 with a C or better or Instructor Permission.

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    9/18-12/6TTh12:30p-2:20pFALTA EOpenings: 14
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  • CS& 132Computer Science II C++5 credits

    Advanced software development using the C++ programming language, emphasizing object-oriented concepts and fundamental data structures techniques. Introduces concepts of recursion, modularity, encapsulation, inheritance, templates, polymorphic class design, and self-referential data structures; focuses on fundamental abstract data types (stacks, queues, linked lists, binary trees) and their use.

    Prerequisite:
    CS& 131 with a C or better.
  • Health Information Technology:

  • HT 180Healthcare & Technology5 credits

    This course serves as a general introduction of the healthcare environment, healthcare delivery systems, health information and technology in healthcare. Course materials parallel CAHIMS certification objectives.


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    9/18-12/7Online BOVENKAMP DOpenings: 21
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  • HT 190Health Information Management Systems5 credits

    This course will provide a comprehensive overview of health information management systems (HIMS). Topics will include HIMS selection, analysis, design, user and technical requirements, implementation, training, and evaluation. Course materials parallel CAHIMS certification objectives.

  • HT 200Health Technology Professional5 credits

    This course prepares students to be health technology professionals. Students will practice privacy and security policies and compliance standards, develop leadership and planning skills; and enhance customer service and communication skills. Course materials parallel CAHIMS certification objectives.

  • Generalist:

  • Students may select any three classes from the Cloud Computing, Network Management, Programming or Health Information Technology tracks to complete the Generalist track.

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS99 credits

Entry Information

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When Can I Start?


Students may begin this program in any quarter.

What Are The Minimum Entry Requirements?


These requirements are for the AAS-T degree and are higher than those for the AAS degree. Please see AAS Entry Page for AAS requirements.

  • Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085.
  • Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100.
  • BTC College Level Math score of 75 or a C grade in MATH 099.

What Are My Next Steps?


  1. Apply to BTC and Financial Aid
  2. Take the ACCUPLACER/Placement Test
  3. Attend an Advising & Registration Session
  4. Prepare to Attend

Program Outcomes

After successfully completing this program, students will be able to:

  • Install, configure, and administer an advanced application server.
  • Install, configure, and administer a Microsoft Windows Network.
  • Design, develop, implement, and document a complex project.
  • Design and implement a group project.
  • Demonstrate industry competency in fundamental networking concepts used by computer networking professionals.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply technical and interpersonal knowledge and skills in a professional setting.

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Lee Falta

Area of Instruction


Information Technology

Degrees and Certifications


M.S., Computer Science, University of Alabama in Huntsville

B.S., Computer Engineering, Auburn University

Certificate, Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator

Certificate, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer

Certificate, Microsoft Certified Systems Professional

Certificate, CompTIA Network+ Certified

Certificate, CompTIA Security+ Certified

Certificate, Certified Novell Administrator

Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification

Contact Info


360 752-8419
lfalta@btc.edu
Campus Center (CC) - Room 212


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Gregory Rehm

Area of Instruction


Information Technology

Degrees and Certifications


B.S., Community Health Ed, Western Washington University

Certificate, Certified Netware Administrator

Certificate, Microsoft Certified Professional

Certificate, A+ Certified Professional

Certificate, Network+ Certified Professional

Certificate, Linux+ Certified

Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification

Contact Info


360 752-8451
grehm@btc.edu
Campus Center (CC) - Room 211


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Michael Massey

Area of Instruction


Information Technology

Degrees and Certifications


B.A., Business Administration/Computer Science, Western Washington University

Certificate, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer

Certificate, CompTIA A+ Certified

Certificate, CompTIA Network+ Certified

Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification

Contact Info


360 752-8368
mmassey@btc.edu
Campus Center (CC) - Room 212

 

Background


Profile
Mike Massey graduated from Western Washington University, in 1985, with a combined Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science and Business Administra...

    • Mike Massey graduated from Western Washington University, in 1985, with a combined Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science and Business Administration, and a minor in History. For the next 15 years he worked as a computer programmer (Dealer Information Systems), and as a database programmer, network administrator and IT Manager at Western Washington University (WWU). During that time he also obtained his commercial pilot license and float plane rating from Trinity Western University. Mike has been teaching Computer Networking at Bellingham Technical College since 2000. He is currently pursuing a degree in Biology at WWU.


Associate of Applied Science Degree

Computer Networking

The rapid expansion of the computer industry has generated a growing need for highly skilled workers to repair, network, and support these complex computer systems. Employment of computer networking engineers is expected to increase much faster than average as information technology becomes more sophisticated and organizations continue to adopt and integrate these technologies. The computer networking field requires specialists who continually learn new skills to keep pace with the rapidly changing IT industry.

BTC’s degrees and certificates in the Computer Networking Program are ideal for students with skillsets and interests in information technology, working with and troubleshooting computers, assisting the public, customer service, and more. Your computer networking career training will help you learn in-demand skills for a rewarding career in the fast-paced world of modern business.

Students who complete a Computer Networking Program degree or certificate at Bellingham Technical College will be trained to:

• Install, configure, and administer an advanced application server and Microsoft Windows network.

• Design, develop, implement, and document a complex project in computer networking.

• Demonstrate the ability to apply technical and interpersonal knowledge and skills in professional setting.

• Design and implement a group project.

• Demonstrate knowledge in fundamental concepts used by computer networking professionals.

Computer Networking Degree & Certificate Programs

To follow your path to a career in computer networking, choose from the following associate degree programs and transfer opportunities to go on for a bachelor’s degree:

• Associate of Applied Science – Transfer (AAS-T) The Associate of Applied Science - Transfer degree gives students in the Computer Networking Program the opportunity to build upon the technical courses required for job preparation and includes general education classes that will transfer to four-year colleges and universities. This is a 128-credit-hour degree program that can be completed in six quarters.

• Associate of Applied Science (AAS) , The Associate of Applied Science degree prepares students to enter the work force in computer networking, information technology, and more after graduation. Some of the program’s 123 credit hours may transfer to other colleges and universities. This degree program can be completed in six quarters.

Students also may choose these certificate programs:

• Certificate in Computer Network Support: This is a 64-credit-hour program that prepares graduates for employment opportunities with information technology and computer support firms or with companies that use computer networks.

• Certificate in Health Information Technology: Certificate students are prepared to manage computer network systems in the healthcare field through a combination of classroom theory and practical application in this 64-credit-hour program. You’ll learn to troubleshoot and repair computer systems and design, install, and maintain local area network (LANs). In addition, students gain a comprehensive understanding of the healthcare environment, health information management systems, information security, and trends in healthcare.

Bellingham Technical College is a Microsoft IT Academy member and a member of CompTIA.

Bellingham Technical College is an equal opportunity institution. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Computer Networking Jobs & Employment

Choose BTC’s Computer Networking degree programs to train for positions such as network technician, network specialist, network administrator, and network security administrator, or local area network (LAN) technician. Through our top career training, you will learn how to manage computer networks, troubleshoot and repair computer systems, and design, install, and maintain LANs.

BTC’s top-quality computer networking training is widely respected by businesses and information technology (IT) professionals. That’s why, on average, 78% of BTC Computer Networking Program graduates are employed within nine months of graduation. The average annual wage in the computer networking field is $84,802, with an earning potential of about $99,736 per year.

Computer Networking Program graduates will find employment opportunities with IT and computer support firms or with a wide range of companies that use computer networks, including software companies, manufacturers, industrial firms, retail and wholesale companies, financial institutions, insurance companies, schools and universities, corporations, and federal, state, and local government agencies.

Employment Information

75% BTC graduate placement rate

$67,059 starting annual wage

$85,301 average annual wage

$102,107 potential annual wage

Employment and wage data sources

Bellingham Technical College is a Microsoft IT Academy member and is a member of CompTIA.

Jobs & Employment

The rapid expansion of the computer industry has generated a growing need for highly skilled workers to repair, network, and support these complex computer systems. Employment of computer network engineers is expected to increase much faster than average as technology becomes more sophisticated and organizations continue to adopt and integrate these technologies. This field requires networking specialists to continually learn new skills to keep pace with the rapidly changing industry.

About 75% of BTC Computer Networking students are employed within nine months of graduation. The average annual income in this field is $85,301, with an earning potential of about $102,107 per year.*

Potential Positions

Employment opportunities are available in medium to large businesses with computer networks, such as banks and other financial institutions, schools and universities, insurance companies, federal and state government, and other corporations. As smaller companies move to a client-server model, more opportunities for network specialists will soon become available. Potential positions include network technician, network specialist, network administrator, network security administrator, and LAN technician.

Courses

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TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS99 credits

  • Quarter 1
  • IT 105Using Network Computer Systems3 credits

    This course provides an introduction to the use of networked computer systems. Topics include the implementation and use of campus and departmental learning resources, basic operating system use including file system navigation and command line interfaces, basic keyboarding skills, network authentication and networked resource access.

    Prerequisite:
    ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension score of 71 or RDG 085 with a C better, and ACCUPLACER Sentence Skills score of 71 or better or ENGL 092 with a C or better, and ACCUPLACER Arithmetic score of 38 or better or MATH 090 with a C or better or ABE 050 with a C or better.

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    9/19-12/5MW12:30p-1:50pMASSEY MOpenings: 11
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  • IT 141A+ Operating Systems5 credits

    This course provides an introduction to PC Software in coordination with the CompTIA A+ Software high-level exam objectives. Topics include computer operating systems, basic networking utilities, computer security and application troubleshooting.

    Completion or Concurrent Enrollment:
    IT105 with a D or better or concurrent enrollment in IT105 or Instructor permission.

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  • IT 112A+ Hardware5 credits

    This course provides an introduction to PC Hardware in coordination with the CompTIA A+ Hardware high-level exam objectives. Topics include computer hardware systems, basic networking, mobile devices and troubleshooting.

    Completion or Concurrent Enrollment:
    IT105 with a D or better or concurrent enrollment in IT105 or Instructor permission.

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  • General Education5 credits

  • Quarter 2
  • IT 106IT Support Skills3 credits

    This course provides an introduction to the Information Technology career field and the basic support skills necessary for success in industry. Topics include a survey of IT career paths, face-to-face and remote customer service skills, security best practices, ticketing systems, knowledge bases, research techniques, basic legal compliance issues and accessibility.

    Notes:
    • C/CE: (IT105 with a D or better or concurrent enrollment in IT 105) or (CAP 101 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment in CAP 101) or Instructor permission.
    Completion or Concurrent Enrollment:
    IT105 with a D or better or concurrent enrollment in IT105 or Instructor permission.
  • IT 120Command Line Interface & Scripting5 credits

    This course introduces students to scripting using command line interfaces. Industry standard scripting languages in Linux and Microsoft operating systems will provide the platforms on which to learn syntax, flow control, variables, arrays, basic parsing and text manipulation.

    Completion or Concurrent Enrollment:
    IT105 with a D or better or concurrent enrollment in IT105 or Instructor permission.

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  • IT 160Network Technology I5 credits

    This course provides an introduction to the configuration, management and troubleshooting of common wired and wireless network devices. Topics include TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, OSI Reference Model, cabling fundamentals, network topologies, and network diagramming.

    Prerequisite:
    IT 112 with a D or better OR IT 141 with a D or better.
  • General Education5 credits

  • Quarter 3
  • IT 107Using Cloud Services3 credits

    This course provides an introduction to Cloud Services. Topics include cloud based storage, virtualization, security, mobile device management, and software as service applications. Students will use cloud services to design documents, forms, and spreadsheets.

    Completion or Concurrent Enrollment:
    IT105 with a D or better or concurrent enrollment in IT105 or Instructor permission.

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  • IT 161Network Technology II5 credits

    This course builds upon the content knowledge gained in IT 160 regarding the configuration, management, and troubleshooting of common wired and wireless network devices. Topics include, switching, VLANs, wireless networking, firewalls, and basic routing.

    Prerequisite:
    IT 160 with a D or better and IT 120 with a D or better.

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  • IT 142Windows Desktop I5 credits

    An introduction to the Windows desktop operating system that includes operating system configuration, installation, device and application management, maintenance, and file and folder controls.

    Prerequisite:
    IT 120 with a D or better and IT 141 with a D or better and completion of or concurrent enrollment in IT 160.

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  • General Education5 credits

  • Quarter 4
  • IT 242Windows Server I5 credits

    This course focuses on the identity functionality in Windows Server. Topics include installation and configuration of Active Directory Domain Services, Group Policy, Active Directory Certificate Services, Active Directory Federation Services, and Web Application proxy implementations.

    Prerequisite:
    IT 120 with a D or better and IT 141 with a D or better and IT 160 with a D or better.

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  • IT 240Linux Server Administration5 credits

    This course introduces students to the administration fundamentals of Linux Servers. Using Linux, students will configure SSH, configure networking, administer user accounts and permissions, secure Linux systems, and monitor system resources, processes and usage.

    Prerequisite:
    IT 120 with a D or better and IT 141 with a D or better and IT 160 with a D or better.

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  • Specialty/Elective5 credits

  • Quarter 5
  • IT 210Information Security5 credits

    This course provides an overview of network security. Topics covered include general security concepts, threat analysis, types of attacks, vulnerabilities, risk management, cryptography, PKI, and legal and ethical issues associated with information security.

    Prerequisite:
    IT 141 with a D or better and IT 160 with a D or better .

    Future Offerings
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  • IT 250Cloud & IOT Fundamentals5 credits

    An introduction to cloud models, virtualization, infrastructure, security, resource management and business continuity. Students will also gain experience deploying Internet and cloud connected sensors and effectors.

    Prerequisite:
    IT 142 with a D or better and IT 161 with a D or better.

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  • Specialty/Elective5 credits

  • Quarter 6
  • IT 270Field-Based Experience5 credits

    Students will arrange to work in a college approved, information technology related, work environment. The field-based experience provides exposure to a typical work environment, opportunities for customer service and technical skill development, and mentorship by industry professionals.

    Prerequisite:
    Instructor Permission with co-requisites IT 261 or IT 262.

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  • Specialty/Elective5 credits

  • Specialty/Elective5 credits

  • General Education Core Courses
  • AENGL 100Applied English5 credits

    This applied English course focuses on the workplace communication skills needed to send, receive, and process oral and written information. Along with a review of writing fundamentals, learners will use principles of clear communication, professionalism, and cultural awareness in occupational contexts. Learners will sharpen their reading, writing, and presentation skills.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.

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  • OR

  • BUS 171Technical Communications5 credits

    This course introduces students to effective written and oral business communication. Students will learn to compose effective business writings including letters, memos, technical descriptions and procedures, reports, and employment documents. Students will learn effective oral presentation and job interviewing skills. Students will use various forms of technology including email, online file sharing and live web conferencing. Students will need access to web cam and audio. It is recommended that BUS 188 (Business English) and CAP106 (Formatting with MS Word) be taken before BUS 171 (Technical Communications). NOTE: When this course is taught online, students will be expected to participate in two synchronous web conferences.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer scores: 71 Reading or a C or better in RDG 085; 71 Sentence Skills or a C or better in ENGL 092; CAP 101 with a C or better and CAP 105 with a C or better.

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  • OR

  • ENGL& 101English Composition I5 credits

    A composition course in which students read, analyze, and write essays using a variety of rhetorical strategies, as well as develop and verbally express ideas clearly and effectively. The critical reading of essays will provide a basis for the student's own critical writing, which will reflect a command of college-level literacy standards. Attention to writing fundamentals and stylistic techniques will also be included. Word processing, email and internet knowledge required.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100.

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  • OR

  • ENGL& 102English Composition II5 credits

    Intermediate academic essay writing. Emphasis on critical reading and writing, synthesis of cross-disciplinary texts, documentation of sources and argumentation.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGL& 101 with a C grade.

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  • AMATH 100Applied Occupational Math5 credits

    This course emphasizes mathematics used in the professional technical occupations. Students will learn mathematical skills in the following: fractions, decimals, percents, ratios & proportions, U.S. Customary Units and metric measurement systems, basic geometry and elementary algebra. The course will include relevent technical applications and the use of a calculator.

    Prerequisite:
    ACCUPLACER Arithmetic score of 38 or ABE 050 with a C or better or approved alternative placement criteria.

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  • OR

  • BUS 150Math for Business5 credits

    Students will apply math concepts to business applications in the areas of banking, business statistics, markup/markdown, payroll, debt, credit cards, investments, and insurance. It is recommended that students have a calculator with the exponent function.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Arithmetic score of 50 or MATH 090 with a "C" or better or instructor permission.

    Future Offerings
    9/19-12/7MWF 2:10p-3:30pPEDERSEN MOpenings: 15
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  • OR

  • MATH 107Math In Society5 credits

  • OR higher

  • CMST& 210Interpersonal Communications5 credits

    Designed to introduce students to the application of basic interpersonal communication theory, with a focus on achieving success in the workplace. Topics explored include self-awareness, self-disclosure, conversation skills, relationship development and maintenance, assertiveness, teamwork and group dynamics, conflict management strategies, and diversity issues.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.

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    9/18-12/6TTh 8:00a-10:10aZAMORA AOpenings: 13
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  • OR

  • PSYC& 100General Psychology5 credits

    An overview of the factors affecting behavior including topics related to theories of learning, the senses, perceptions, nervous system, emotions, personality theory, motivation, abnormal behavior and therapy, and social psychology.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100.

    Future Offerings
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  • OR

  • SOC& 101Introduction to Sociology5 credits

    This course introduces the major concepts and definitions of the science of sociology. Basic sociological inquiry is covered, and how social forces shape communal and individual behaviors and attitudes. Topics include socialization, cultures, deviance, social control, inequality, power, social class, race, gender, and institutions. Students learn the basic theories and perspectives of sociology and how those theories apply to the social landscape.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100.

    Future Offerings
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  • Program Specialty
  • CHOOSE ONE OF FIVE TRACKS: CLOUD COMPUTING, NETWORK MANAGEMENT, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, OR GENERALIST15 credits

  • Cloud Computing:

  • IT 252Amazon Cloud5 credits

    This class covers design, implementation, and use of AWS cloud services. Topics include Simple Storage Service(S3), Elastic Compute Cloud(EC2), Virtual Private Cloud, Relational Database Service, and Identity and Access Management .

    Prerequisite:
    (IT 250 with a D or better and IT 240 with a D or better) OR (IT 250 with a D or better and IT 242 with a D or better) or Instructor permission
  • IT 253Microsoft Cloud5 credits

    This class covers design, implementation and use of Azure cloud services. Topics include Azure Storage, Azure Virtual Machines, Virtual Network, Azure DNS, and Azure Active Directory.

    Prerequisite:
    (IT 250 with a D or better and IT 240 with a D or better) OR (IT 250 with a D or better and IT 242 with a D or better) or Instructor permission.
  • IT 254Web Applications5 credits

    This course utilizes cloud technologies to deploy modern web applications in a fault tolerant way. Topics include System Monitoring, Dynamic Deployment of Services, APIs, and Containerization Software.

    Prerequisite:
    (IT 240 with a D or better and IT 252 with a D or better) OR (IT 240 with a D or better and IT 253 with a D or better) OR Instructor permission.
  • Network Management:

  • IT 241Windows Desktop II5 credits

    This course facilitates an in-depth study of the Windows desktop operating system found commonly in the business environment. Areas of study include enterprise deployment, centralized configuration, and advanced management and support tools.

    Prerequisite:
    IT 120 with a D or better and IT 142 with a D or better.
  • IT 243Windows Server II5 credits

    In this course, students will learn to install, configure, and perform system administration tasks in Windows Server. Topics include configuring disks, volumes, file sharing and NTFS permissions, storage solutions, maintenance, server monitoring and optimization, failover clustering, virtual machine settings, and Powershell.

    Prerequisite:
    IT 242 with a D or better.
  • IT 260Network Technology III5 credits

    This course continues the development of skills and knowledge in network communications management into OSI layer 3-5 devices and services including Routers, Advanced Switching, Network Management and Monitoring, and Security Appliances.

    Prerequisite:
    IT 161 with a D or better.
  • Computer Programming:

  • IT 121Introduction to Programming5 credits

    This course introduces students to the fundamentals of good program design, coding, testing, and documentation. Students will learn to employ good user interface design, standardization and variable naming, decision operators, looping mechanisms, subroutines and error handling as they build their own programs.


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    9/18-12/6TTh 9:00a-10:50aREVELSTOKE JOpenings: 19
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  • CS& 131Computer Science I C++5 credits

    This course equips students with fundamental programming skills such as effective use of data types, variables, assignment statements, control structures, modular design using procedures, pointers and array data structures in the construction of C++ programs. This course also introduces students to Object Oriented Programming concepts and prepares students for the C++ Institute Certified Associate Programmer exam.

    Prerequisite:
    MATH 099 or IT 121 with a C or better or Instructor Permission.

    Future Offerings
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  • CS& 132Computer Science II C++5 credits

    Advanced software development using the C++ programming language, emphasizing object-oriented concepts and fundamental data structures techniques. Introduces concepts of recursion, modularity, encapsulation, inheritance, templates, polymorphic class design, and self-referential data structures; focuses on fundamental abstract data types (stacks, queues, linked lists, binary trees) and their use.

    Prerequisite:
    CS& 131 with a C or better.
  • Health Information Technology:

  • HT 180Healthcare & Technology5 credits

    This course serves as a general introduction of the healthcare environment, healthcare delivery systems, health information and technology in healthcare. Course materials parallel CAHIMS certification objectives.


    Future Offerings
    9/18-12/7Online BOVENKAMP DOpenings: 21
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  • HT 190Health Information Management Systems5 credits

    This course will provide a comprehensive overview of health information management systems (HIMS). Topics will include HIMS selection, analysis, design, user and technical requirements, implementation, training, and evaluation. Course materials parallel CAHIMS certification objectives.

  • HT 200Health Technology Professional5 credits

    This course prepares students to be health technology professionals. Students will practice privacy and security policies and compliance standards, develop leadership and planning skills; and enhance customer service and communication skills. Course materials parallel CAHIMS certification objectives.

  • Generalist:

  • Students may select any three classes from the Cloud Computing, Network Management, Programming or Health Information Technology tracks to complete the Generalist track.

  • Required Elective Credits
  • CLASSES TAKEN AS PART OF A SPECIALTY TRACK MAY NOT BE COUNTED TOWARDS THE ELECTIVE REQUIREMENT.5 credits

  • IT 252Amazon Cloud5 credits

    This class covers design, implementation, and use of AWS cloud services. Topics include Simple Storage Service(S3), Elastic Compute Cloud(EC2), Virtual Private Cloud, Relational Database Service, and Identity and Access Management .

    Prerequisite:
    (IT 250 with a D or better and IT 240 with a D or better) OR (IT 250 with a D or better and IT 242 with a D or better) or Instructor permission
  • IT 253Microsoft Cloud5 credits

    This class covers design, implementation and use of Azure cloud services. Topics include Azure Storage, Azure Virtual Machines, Virtual Network, Azure DNS, and Azure Active Directory.

    Prerequisite:
    (IT 250 with a D or better and IT 240 with a D or better) OR (IT 250 with a D or better and IT 242 with a D or better) or Instructor permission.
  • IT 254Web Applications5 credits

    This course utilizes cloud technologies to deploy modern web applications in a fault tolerant way. Topics include System Monitoring, Dynamic Deployment of Services, APIs, and Containerization Software.

    Prerequisite:
    (IT 240 with a D or better and IT 252 with a D or better) OR (IT 240 with a D or better and IT 253 with a D or better) OR Instructor permission.
  • IT 241Windows Desktop II5 credits

    This course facilitates an in-depth study of the Windows desktop operating system found commonly in the business environment. Areas of study include enterprise deployment, centralized configuration, and advanced management and support tools.

    Prerequisite:
    IT 120 with a D or better and IT 142 with a D or better.
  • IT 243Windows Server II5 credits

    In this course, students will learn to install, configure, and perform system administration tasks in Windows Server. Topics include configuring disks, volumes, file sharing and NTFS permissions, storage solutions, maintenance, server monitoring and optimization, failover clustering, virtual machine settings, and Powershell.

    Prerequisite:
    IT 242 with a D or better.
  • IT 260Network Technology III5 credits

    This course continues the development of skills and knowledge in network communications management into OSI layer 3-5 devices and services including Routers, Advanced Switching, Network Management and Monitoring, and Security Appliances.

    Prerequisite:
    IT 161 with a D or better.
  • IT 121Introduction to Programming5 credits

    This course introduces students to the fundamentals of good program design, coding, testing, and documentation. Students will learn to employ good user interface design, standardization and variable naming, decision operators, looping mechanisms, subroutines and error handling as they build their own programs.


    Future Offerings
    9/18-12/6TTh 9:00a-10:50aREVELSTOKE JOpenings: 19
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  • CS& 131Computer Science I C++5 credits

    This course equips students with fundamental programming skills such as effective use of data types, variables, assignment statements, control structures, modular design using procedures, pointers and array data structures in the construction of C++ programs. This course also introduces students to Object Oriented Programming concepts and prepares students for the C++ Institute Certified Associate Programmer exam.

    Prerequisite:
    MATH 099 or IT 121 with a C or better or Instructor Permission.

    Future Offerings
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  • CS& 132Computer Science II C++5 credits

    Advanced software development using the C++ programming language, emphasizing object-oriented concepts and fundamental data structures techniques. Introduces concepts of recursion, modularity, encapsulation, inheritance, templates, polymorphic class design, and self-referential data structures; focuses on fundamental abstract data types (stacks, queues, linked lists, binary trees) and their use.

    Prerequisite:
    CS& 131 with a C or better.
  • HT 180Healthcare & Technology5 credits

    This course serves as a general introduction of the healthcare environment, healthcare delivery systems, health information and technology in healthcare. Course materials parallel CAHIMS certification objectives.


    Future Offerings
    9/18-12/7Online BOVENKAMP DOpenings: 21
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  • HT 190Health Information Management Systems5 credits

    This course will provide a comprehensive overview of health information management systems (HIMS). Topics will include HIMS selection, analysis, design, user and technical requirements, implementation, training, and evaluation. Course materials parallel CAHIMS certification objectives.

  • HT 200Health Technology Professional5 credits

    This course prepares students to be health technology professionals. Students will practice privacy and security policies and compliance standards, develop leadership and planning skills; and enhance customer service and communication skills. Course materials parallel CAHIMS certification objectives.

  • CAP 138MS Word5 credits

    Students receive hands-on instruction using the commands and features of Word to create simple to complex business documents. For off-campus work, a Windows-based computer is required.

    Prerequisite:
    CAP 101 and CAP 105 with a C or better grade in each course or instructor permission.

    Future Offerings
    9/18-12/6TTh 8:00a-10:10aSTAFFOpenings: 16
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  • CAP 142MS Excel5 credits

    This course provides a practical hands-on approach to developing the skills to use the powerful spreadsheet application, Excel. Students will use Excel to organize and analyze data, perform numerical calculations, and illustrate relationships in numerical data by displaying charts. For off-campus work, a Windows-based computer is required.

    Prerequisite:
    BUS100 or BUS150 or AMATH100 or MATH&107 or higher; and CAP101.

    Future Offerings
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  • CAP 143Adobe Acrobat & Electronic File Management5 credits

    Adobe Acrobat software enables business professionals to easily convert any electronic or paper document into a PDF file that can be reviewed by colleagues, clients and customers. This class covers transferring business documents such as policies, training materials, regulations, or other types of material into a secured PDF format that allows review but protects the material from alteration or deletion. In this class, you will learn the basics of creating a PDF document; add headers and footers; render text searchable and able to edit; utilizing security functions to protect documents; creating and editing forms; and utilizing legal tools available. You will also develop expertise in electronic file management while creating folders and subfolders. Included in the file management portion will be how to find, view, open, copy, move, delete and rename files. Some basic computer and keyboarding skills are recommended.


    Future Offerings
    4/2-6/19MWF12:30p-1:50pMASSEY JOpenings: 24
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  • CAP 146MS Access5 credits

    This course introduces students to using Microsoft Access to manage data. Students learn and apply rules for table design, establish meaningful relationships between tables, create queries to analyze data, create forms for data entry and data search, and create reports that presents information in professional format.

    Prerequisite:
    CAP 101 with a C or better or Instructor permission.

    Future Offerings
    9/18-12/7Online STAFFOpenings: 9
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    1/4-3/22MWF 8:30a-9:50aSTAFFOpenings: 24
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  • CAP 148MS PowerPoint3 credits

    Presents an overview of a presentation graphics program. Students will create and present a slide show projected from their computer. For off-campus work, a Windows-based computer is required.

    Prerequisite:
    CAP 101; or instructor permission.

    Future Offerings
    9/18-12/7Online STAFFOpenings: 13
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  • CAP 200Integrated Computer Applications5 credits

    Students will apply their skills learned in the previous courses to produce professional-looking documents by integrating word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation graphics programs. Students will prepare a professional portfolio for use in future job search opportunities. For off-campus work, a Windows-based computer is required.

    Prerequisite:
    CAP 138, CAP 142, CAP 146, CAP 148; or instructor permission.

    Future Offerings
    4/2-6/20Online STAFFOpenings: 24
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  • CIS 160Computer User Support I5 credits

    Provides an overview of topics relevant to working at a help desk. Student will learn computer user support skills and strategies, including problem solving, customer service, and call tracking.

    Prerequisite:
    CAP 101; or instructor permission.

    Future Offerings
    4/2-6/20TTh10:30a-12:40pSTAFFOpenings: 24
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  • MGMT 154Creating and Managing a Small Business5 credits

    This course examines the organization and operation of a small business. Topics include development of a business plan, failure factors in small businesses, sources of capital, record-keeping, financial statements, taxation, marketing, legal and regulatory issues, and best management practices.


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    4/2-6/20TTh 1:10p-3:20pSTAFFOpenings: 24
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  • PMP 100Project Management Fundamentals1 credits

    Learn the effective methods of planning and sequencing projects; complete them on schedule; list cost elements of the project budget; discuss ethical strategies for controlling the budget and schedule deviations; and identify communication methods and reporting tools that impact objectives. A manual is included with this course

  • PMP 120Project Management Prep3 credits

    A standards-based approach to project management across applications and industries; focusing on the standards recognized by the Project Management Institute; and assistance with preparing for the Project Management Professional Certification exam. Topics include: project life cycle; criteria for management; common reasons for project failure; risk management plans; and project team-building. Text required.

  • PMP 130PMP Integration1 credits

    Capstone course in the Project Management Certificate program with completion of a project plan (individual's choice) utilizing knowledge, skills and methodologies learned in the certificate program; while teaming with other project managers to work through project simulations and case studies.

    Prerequisite:
    PMP 120.
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS99 credits

Entry Information

Check out the information below to learn how you can get started!

When Can I Start?


Students may begin this program in any quarter.

What Are The Minimum Entry Requirements?


These requirements are for the AAS degree and are lower than those for the AAS-T degree. Please see the AAS-T Entry Page for AAS-T requirements.

  • Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085.
  • Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.
  • Accuplacer Arithmetic score of 38 or a C grade in MATH 090 or ABE 050.

What Are My Next Steps?


  1. Apply to BTC and Financial Aid
  2. Take the ACCUPLACER/Placement Test
  3. Attend an Advising & Registration Session
  4. Prepare to Attend

Program Outcomes

After successfully completing this program, students will be able to:

  • Install, configure, and administer an advanced application server.
  • Install, configure, and administer a Microsoft Windows Network.
  • Design, develop, implement, and document a complex project.
  • Design and implement a group project.
  • Demonstrate industry competency in fundamental networking concepts used by computer networking professionals.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply technical and interpersonal knowledge and skills in a professional setting.

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Lee Falta

Area of Instruction


Information Technology

Degrees and Certifications


M.S., Computer Science, University of Alabama in Huntsville

B.S., Computer Engineering, Auburn University

Certificate, Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator

Certificate, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer

Certificate, Microsoft Certified Systems Professional

Certificate, CompTIA Network+ Certified

Certificate, CompTIA Security+ Certified

Certificate, Certified Novell Administrator

Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification

Contact Info


360 752-8419
lfalta@btc.edu
Campus Center (CC) - Room 212


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Gregory Rehm

Area of Instruction


Information Technology

Degrees and Certifications


B.S., Community Health Ed, Western Washington University

Certificate, Certified Netware Administrator

Certificate, Microsoft Certified Professional

Certificate, A+ Certified Professional

Certificate, Network+ Certified Professional

Certificate, Linux+ Certified

Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification

Contact Info


360 752-8451
grehm@btc.edu
Campus Center (CC) - Room 211


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Michael Massey

Area of Instruction


Information Technology

Degrees and Certifications


B.A., Business Administration/Computer Science, Western Washington University

Certificate, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer

Certificate, CompTIA A+ Certified

Certificate, CompTIA Network+ Certified

Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification

Contact Info


360 752-8368
mmassey@btc.edu
Campus Center (CC) - Room 212

 

Background


Profile
Mike Massey graduated from Western Washington University, in 1985, with a combined Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science and Business Administra...

    • Mike Massey graduated from Western Washington University, in 1985, with a combined Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science and Business Administration, and a minor in History. For the next 15 years he worked as a computer programmer (Dealer Information Systems), and as a database programmer, network administrator and IT Manager at Western Washington University (WWU). During that time he also obtained his commercial pilot license and float plane rating from Trinity Western University. Mike has been teaching Computer Networking at Bellingham Technical College since 2000. He is currently pursuing a degree in Biology at WWU.


Computer Network Support Certificate

Choose BTC’s Computer Network Technology program to train for positions such as network technician, network specialist, network administrator, and network security administrator, or Local Area Network (LAN) technician. Learn how to manage computer networks, troubleshoot and repair computer systems, and design, install, and maintain LANs.

Graduates will find employment opportunities with computer support firms or with small- to large-sized companies that use computer networks, such as financial institutions, insurance companies, schools and universities, a range of corporations, and federal, state, and local government agencies.

Employment Information

75% BTC graduate placement rate

$67,059 starting annual wage

$85,301 average annual wage

$102,107 potential annual wage

Employment and wage data sources

Bellingham Technical College is a Microsoft IT Academy member and is a member of CompTIA.

Gainful Employment

Program Costs, Financing, and Outcomes

Gainful Employment Information

Jobs & Employment

The rapid expansion of the computer industry has generated a growing need for highly skilled workers to repair, network, and support these complex computer systems. Employment of computer network engineers is expected to increase much faster than average as technology becomes more sophisticated and organizations continue to adopt and integrate these technologies. This field requires networking specialists to continually learn new skills to keep pace with the rapidly changing industry.

About 75% of BTC Computer Networking students are employed within nine months of graduation. The average annual income in this field is $85,301, with an earning potential of about $102,107 per year.*

Potential Positions

Employment opportunities are available in medium to large businesses with computer networks, such as banks and other financial institutions, schools and universities, insurance companies, federal and state government, and other corporations. As smaller companies move to a client-server model, more opportunities for network specialists will soon become available. Potential positions include network technician, network specialist, network administrator, network security administrator, and LAN technician.

Courses

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Courses are from the 2018-19 Catalog

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS54 credits

  • Quarter 1
  • IT 105Using Network Computer Systems3 credits

    This course provides an introduction to the use of networked computer systems. Topics include the implementation and use of campus and departmental learning resources, basic operating system use including file system navigation and command line interfaces, basic keyboarding skills, network authentication and networked resource access.

    Prerequisite:
    ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension score of 71 or RDG 085 with a C better, and ACCUPLACER Sentence Skills score of 71 or better or ENGL 092 with a C or better, and ACCUPLACER Arithmetic score of 38 or better or MATH 090 with a C or better or ABE 050 with a C or better.

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    9/19-12/5MW12:30p-1:50pMASSEY MOpenings: 11
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    9/18-12/6TTh 2:30p-3:50pMASSEY MOpenings: 18
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  • IT 141A+ Operating Systems5 credits

    This course provides an introduction to PC Software in coordination with the CompTIA A+ Software high-level exam objectives. Topics include computer operating systems, basic networking utilities, computer security and application troubleshooting.

    Completion or Concurrent Enrollment:
    IT105 with a D or better or concurrent enrollment in IT105 or Instructor permission.

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    9/18-12/6TTh 9:00a-10:50aBURKELAND KOpenings: 9
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    9/19-12/5MW12:30p-2:20pBURKELAND KOpenings: 18
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  • IT 112A+ Hardware5 credits

    This course provides an introduction to PC Hardware in coordination with the CompTIA A+ Hardware high-level exam objectives. Topics include computer hardware systems, basic networking, mobile devices and troubleshooting.

    Completion or Concurrent Enrollment:
    IT105 with a D or better or concurrent enrollment in IT105 or Instructor permission.

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    9/19-12/5MW 9:00a-10:50aMASSEY MOpenings: 13
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    9/18-12/6TTh12:30p-2:30pMASSEY MOpenings: 15
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  • General Education5 credits

  • Quarter 2
  • IT 106IT Support Skills3 credits

    This course provides an introduction to the Information Technology career field and the basic support skills necessary for success in industry. Topics include a survey of IT career paths, face-to-face and remote customer service skills, security best practices, ticketing systems, knowledge bases, research techniques, basic legal compliance issues and accessibility.

    Notes:
    • C/CE: (IT105 with a D or better or concurrent enrollment in IT 105) or (CAP 101 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment in CAP 101) or Instructor permission.
    Completion or Concurrent Enrollment:
    IT105 with a D or better or concurrent enrollment in IT105 or Instructor permission.
  • IT 120Command Line Interface & Scripting5 credits

    This course introduces students to scripting using command line interfaces. Industry standard scripting languages in Linux and Microsoft operating systems will provide the platforms on which to learn syntax, flow control, variables, arrays, basic parsing and text manipulation.

    Completion or Concurrent Enrollment:
    IT105 with a D or better or concurrent enrollment in IT105 or Instructor permission.

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  • IT 160Network Technology I5 credits

    This course provides an introduction to the configuration, management and troubleshooting of common wired and wireless network devices. Topics include TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, OSI Reference Model, cabling fundamentals, network topologies, and network diagramming.

    Prerequisite:
    IT 112 with a D or better OR IT 141 with a D or better.
  • General Education5 credits

  • Quarter 3
  • IT 107Using Cloud Services3 credits

    This course provides an introduction to Cloud Services. Topics include cloud based storage, virtualization, security, mobile device management, and software as service applications. Students will use cloud services to design documents, forms, and spreadsheets.

    Completion or Concurrent Enrollment:
    IT105 with a D or better or concurrent enrollment in IT105 or Instructor permission.

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  • IT 161Network Technology II5 credits

    This course builds upon the content knowledge gained in IT 160 regarding the configuration, management, and troubleshooting of common wired and wireless network devices. Topics include, switching, VLANs, wireless networking, firewalls, and basic routing.

    Prerequisite:
    IT 160 with a D or better and IT 120 with a D or better.

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  • IT 142Windows Desktop I5 credits

    An introduction to the Windows desktop operating system that includes operating system configuration, installation, device and application management, maintenance, and file and folder controls.

    Prerequisite:
    IT 120 with a D or better and IT 141 with a D or better and completion of or concurrent enrollment in IT 160.

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    9/19-12/5MW12:30p-2:20pREHM GOpenings: 15
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  • General Eduation5 credits

  • General Education Core Courses
  • AENGL 100Applied English5 credits

    This applied English course focuses on the workplace communication skills needed to send, receive, and process oral and written information. Along with a review of writing fundamentals, learners will use principles of clear communication, professionalism, and cultural awareness in occupational contexts. Learners will sharpen their reading, writing, and presentation skills.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.

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    9/19-12/5MW 8:30a-9:50aBURNS JOpenings: 3
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    9/19-12/7MWF 2:10p-3:30pHOFFMAN COpenings: 12
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    9/18-12/6TTh 8:00a-10:10aRICHARDS JOpenings: 16
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    1/3-3/21TTh 6:00p-8:10pSTAFFOpenings: 26
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    1/7-3/20MW10:10a-11:30aSTAFFOpenings: 24
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    1/3-3/22Online STAFFOpenings: 24
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    1/3-3/22Online STAFFOpenings: 24
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  • OR

  • BUS 171Technical Communications5 credits

    This course introduces students to effective written and oral business communication. Students will learn to compose effective business writings including letters, memos, technical descriptions and procedures, reports, and employment documents. Students will learn effective oral presentation and job interviewing skills. Students will use various forms of technology including email, online file sharing and live web conferencing. Students will need access to web cam and audio. It is recommended that BUS 188 (Business English) and CAP106 (Formatting with MS Word) be taken before BUS 171 (Technical Communications). NOTE: When this course is taught online, students will be expected to participate in two synchronous web conferences.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer scores: 71 Reading or a C or better in RDG 085; 71 Sentence Skills or a C or better in ENGL 092; CAP 101 with a C or better and CAP 105 with a C or better.

    Future Offerings
    9/19-12/7MWF 8:30a-9:50aPEDERSEN MOpenings: 8
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    4/3-6/19MW10:10a-11:30aPEDERSEN MOpenings: 24
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  • OR

  • ENGL& 101English Composition I5 credits

    A composition course in which students read, analyze, and write essays using a variety of rhetorical strategies, as well as develop and verbally express ideas clearly and effectively. The critical reading of essays will provide a basis for the student's own critical writing, which will reflect a command of college-level literacy standards. Attention to writing fundamentals and stylistic techniques will also be included. Word processing, email and internet knowledge required.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100.

    Future Offerings
    9/18-12/4T 5:30p-7:40pNELSON NOpenings: 14
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    9/19-12/7MWF10:10a-11:30aRICHARDS JOpenings: 13
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    9/19-12/5MW 8:30a-9:50aRICHARDS JOpenings: 12
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    9/18-12/7Online HATCH LOpenings: 2
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    9/18-12/7Online HATCH LOpenings: 23
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    1/3-3/21TTh10:30a-12:40pSTAFFOpenings: 26
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    1/3-3/21TTh 1:10p-3:20pSTAFFOpenings: 26
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    1/7-3/20MW 8:30a-9:50aSTAFFOpenings: 24
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    1/3-3/22Online STAFFOpenings: 24
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  • OR

  • ENGL& 102English Composition II5 credits

    Intermediate academic essay writing. Emphasis on critical reading and writing, synthesis of cross-disciplinary texts, documentation of sources and argumentation.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGL& 101 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    9/19-12/5MW12:30p-1:50pRICHARDS JOpenings: 16
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    1/4-3/22MWF10:10a-11:30aSTAFFOpenings: 20
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    1/4-3/22Online STAFFOpenings: 20
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    1/3-3/22Online STAFFOpenings: 24
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  • AMATH 100Applied Occupational Math5 credits

    This course emphasizes mathematics used in the professional technical occupations. Students will learn mathematical skills in the following: fractions, decimals, percents, ratios & proportions, U.S. Customary Units and metric measurement systems, basic geometry and elementary algebra. The course will include relevent technical applications and the use of a calculator.

    Prerequisite:
    ACCUPLACER Arithmetic score of 38 or ABE 050 with a C or better or approved alternative placement criteria.

    Future Offerings
    9/19-12/7MWF 8:30a-9:50aHEGEBERG LOpenings: 20
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    9/18-12/6TTh 6:00p-8:10pTHATCHER ROpenings: 15
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    9/19-12/5MW10:10a-11:30aNEWTON KOpenings: 18
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    9/18-12/6TTh 8:00a-10:10aNEWTON KWaitlisted: 2
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    9/18-12/6TTh10:30a-12:40pTHATCHER ROpenings: 19
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    9/18-12/7Online MOYLE VOpenings: 4
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    1/3-3/21TTh 1:10p-3:20pSTAFFOpenings: 24
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    1/3-3/21TTh 8:00a-10:10aSTAFFOpenings: 28
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    1/4-3/22MWF 2:10p-3:30pSTAFFOpenings: 28
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    1/3-3/22Online STAFFOpenings: 24
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  • OR

  • BUS 150Math for Business5 credits

    Students will apply math concepts to business applications in the areas of banking, business statistics, markup/markdown, payroll, debt, credit cards, investments, and insurance. It is recommended that students have a calculator with the exponent function.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Arithmetic score of 50 or MATH 090 with a "C" or better or instructor permission.

    Future Offerings
    9/19-12/7MWF 2:10p-3:30pPEDERSEN MOpenings: 15
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    1/3-3/22Online PEDERSEN MOpenings: 24
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    4/3-6/19MW 8:30a-9:50aPEDERSEN MOpenings: 24
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  • OR

  • MATH 107Math In Society5 credits

  • OR higher

  • CMST& 210Interpersonal Communications5 credits

    Designed to introduce students to the application of basic interpersonal communication theory, with a focus on achieving success in the workplace. Topics explored include self-awareness, self-disclosure, conversation skills, relationship development and maintenance, assertiveness, teamwork and group dynamics, conflict management strategies, and diversity issues.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.

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    9/18-12/6TTh 8:00a-10:10aZAMORA AOpenings: 13
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    9/19-12/7MWF10:10a-11:30aZAMORA AOpenings: 7
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    9/19-12/5MW 2:10p-3:30pSMITH MOpenings: 8
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    9/18-12/6TTh 5:30p-7:40pSMITH MOpenings: 19
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    9/18-12/7Online SMITH MOpenings: 16
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    9/18-12/7Online ZAMORA AOpenings: 18
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    9/18-12/7Online BURNS JOpenings: 13
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    1/3-3/21TTh 5:30p-7:40pSTAFFOpenings: 28
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    1/7-3/20MW 2:10p-3:30pSTAFFOpenings: 24
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    1/3-3/21TTh 1:10p-3:20pSTAFFOpenings: 28
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    1/4-3/22MWF 8:30a-9:50aSTAFFOpenings: 28
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    1/3-3/22Online STAFFOpenings: 24
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    1/3-3/22Online STAFFOpenings: 24
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    1/3-3/22Online STAFFOpenings: 24
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  • PSYC& 100General Psychology5 credits

    An overview of the factors affecting behavior including topics related to theories of learning, the senses, perceptions, nervous system, emotions, personality theory, motivation, abnormal behavior and therapy, and social psychology.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100.

    Future Offerings
    9/18-12/6TTh 1:10p-3:20pMUDD SOpenings: 22
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    9/19-12/7MWF 8:30a-9:50aSMITH MOpenings: 19
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    9/19-12/5MW12:30p-1:50pMUDD SOpenings: 16
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    9/18-12/7Online MUDD SOpenings: 9
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    1/3-3/22Online STAFFOpenings: 24
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    1/4-3/22MWF10:10a-11:30aSTAFFOpenings: 28
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    1/7-3/20MW12:30p-1:50pSTAFFOpenings: 24
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  • OR

  • SOC& 101Introduction to Sociology5 credits

    This course introduces the major concepts and definitions of the science of sociology. Basic sociological inquiry is covered, and how social forces shape communal and individual behaviors and attitudes. Topics include socialization, cultures, deviance, social control, inequality, power, social class, race, gender, and institutions. Students learn the basic theories and perspectives of sociology and how those theories apply to the social landscape.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100.

    Future Offerings
    9/18-12/7Online POLLARD DOpenings: 10
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    1/3-3/22Online STAFFOpenings: 24
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TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS54 credits

Entry Information

Check out the information below to learn how you can get started!

When Can I Start?


Students should check with a general or faculty advisor to determine when the classes required for this Certificate are available.

What Are The Minimum Entry Requirements?


These requirements are for the Certificate and are lower than those for the AAS-T degree. Please see the AAS-T Entry Page for AAS-T requirements.

  • Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085.
  • Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.
  • Accuplacer Arithmetic score of 38 or a C grade in MATH 090 or ABE 050.

What Are My Next Steps?


  1. Apply to BTC and Financial Aid
  2. Take the ACCUPLACER/Placement Test
  3. Attend an Advising & Registration Session
  4. Prepare to Attend

Program Outcomes

After successfully completing this program, students will be able to:

  • Install, configure, and administer an advanced application server.
  • Install, configure, and administer a Microsoft Windows Network.
  • Design, develop, implement, and document a complex project.
  • Design and implement a group project.
  • Demonstrate industry competency in fundamental networking concepts used by computer networking professionals.
  • Demonstrate industry competency in fundamental networking concepts used by computer networking professionals.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply technical and interpersonal knowledge and skills in a professional setting.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply technical and interpersonal knowledge and skills in a professional setting.

Lee Falta - Instructor image

Lee Falta

Area of Instruction


Information Technology

Degrees and Certifications


M.S., Computer Science, University of Alabama in Huntsville

B.S., Computer Engineering, Auburn University

Certificate, Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator

Certificate, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer

Certificate, Microsoft Certified Systems Professional

Certificate, CompTIA Network+ Certified

Certificate, CompTIA Security+ Certified

Certificate, Certified Novell Administrator

Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification

Contact Info


360 752-8419
lfalta@btc.edu
Campus Center (CC) - Room 212


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Michael Massey

Area of Instruction


Information Technology

Degrees and Certifications


B.A., Business Administration/Computer Science, Western Washington University

Certificate, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer

Certificate, CompTIA A+ Certified

Certificate, CompTIA Network+ Certified

Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification

Contact Info


360 752-8368
mmassey@btc.edu
Campus Center (CC) - Room 212

 

Background


Profile
Mike Massey graduated from Western Washington University, in 1985, with a combined Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science and Business Administra...

    • Mike Massey graduated from Western Washington University, in 1985, with a combined Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science and Business Administration, and a minor in History. For the next 15 years he worked as a computer programmer (Dealer Information Systems), and as a database programmer, network administrator and IT Manager at Western Washington University (WWU). During that time he also obtained his commercial pilot license and float plane rating from Trinity Western University. Mike has been teaching Computer Networking at Bellingham Technical College since 2000. He is currently pursuing a degree in Biology at WWU.


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Gregory Rehm

Area of Instruction


Information Technology

Degrees and Certifications


B.S., Community Health Ed, Western Washington University

Certificate, Certified Netware Administrator

Certificate, Microsoft Certified Professional

Certificate, A+ Certified Professional

Certificate, Network+ Certified Professional

Certificate, Linux+ Certified

Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification

Contact Info


360 752-8451
grehm@btc.edu
Campus Center (CC) - Room 211


Health Information Technology Certificate

Students are prepared to manage computer network systems in the healthcare field through a combination of classroom theory and practical application. They develop the knowledge and skills to troubleshoot and repair computer systems and design, install, and maintain Local Area Network (LANs). In addition, students gain a comprehensive understanding of the healthcare environment, health information management systems, information security and trends in healthcare. This Program prepares students for obtaining industry standard certifications: Certified Associate in Healthcare Information & Management Systems, CompTIA Network+ Certification, and CompTIA A+ Certification.

Employment Information

75% BTC graduate placement rate

$43,056 starting annual wage

$53,061 average annual wage

$67,746 potential annual wage

Employment and wage data sources

Bellingham Technical College is a Microsoft IT Academy member and is a member of CompTIA.

Gainful Employment

Program Costs, Financing, and Outcomes

Gainful Employment Information

Jobs & Employment

The demand for health services is expected to increase as the population ages. An aging population will need more medical tests, treatments, and procedures. This will also mean more claims for reimbursement from private and public insurance companies.

Additional records, coupled with widespread use of electronic health records by all types of healthcare providers, will lead to an increased need for Health Information Technicians to organize and manage the associated information in all areas of the healthcare industry.

As the healthcare sector continues to expand, Health Information Technicians can expect to be in high demand. There are approximately 12,000 to 50,000 new jobs in Health IT anticipated by 2017, and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics cites Health Information Technician as one of the 20 fastest growing occupations in the US, with a growth rate of 21% anticipated through 2020.

The average annual wage in this field is $53,061, with an earning potential of about $67,746 per year.*.

Potential Positions

Students completing the Health IT Certificate at BTC will be prepared to work with a wide range of healthcare employers (direct care providers, labs, vendors, insurance billing, etc.) in various roles, including Computer Support Technician/Specialist, Help Desk Support Staff, Network Technician, and Health Information Technician.

In addition to roles in clinical settings, Health Information Technicians are in high demand among academic institutions, consulting agencies, government agencies, and healthcare software companies. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Health IT will grow as a field to encompass new support positions, including mobile support adoption positions, public health informatics, implementation support specialists, and information management redesign specialists.

Courses

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Courses are from the 2018-19 Catalog

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS15 credits

  • Program Specialty
  • HT 180Healthcare & Technology5 credits

    This course serves as a general introduction of the healthcare environment, healthcare delivery systems, health information and technology in healthcare. Course materials parallel CAHIMS certification objectives.


    Future Offerings
    9/18-12/7Online BOVENKAMP DOpenings: 21
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  • HT 190Health Information Management Systems5 credits

    This course will provide a comprehensive overview of health information management systems (HIMS). Topics will include HIMS selection, analysis, design, user and technical requirements, implementation, training, and evaluation. Course materials parallel CAHIMS certification objectives.

  • HT 200Health Technology Professional5 credits

    This course prepares students to be health technology professionals. Students will practice privacy and security policies and compliance standards, develop leadership and planning skills; and enhance customer service and communication skills. Course materials parallel CAHIMS certification objectives.

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS15 credits

Entry Information

Check out the information below to learn how you can get started!

When Can I Start?


Students should check with a general or faculty advisor to determine when the classes required for this Certificate are available.

What Are The Minimum Entry Requirements?


These requirements are for the Certificate and are lower than those for the AAS-T degree. Please see the AAS-T Entry Page for AAS-T requirements.

  • Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085.
  • Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.
  • Accuplacer Arithmetic score of 38 or a C grade in MATH 090 or ABE 050.

Note: Employment in the healthcare field will require passing a national criminal history background check. For more information, contact Career Services at Bellingham Technical College at 360 752-8345.

What Are My Next Steps?


  1. Apply to BTC and Financial Aid
  2. Take the ACCUPLACER/Placement Test
  3. Attend an Advising & Registration Session
  4. Prepare to Attend

Program Outcomes

  • Graduates will be able to work with a wide range of healthcare employers (direct care providers, labs, vendors, insurance billing, etc.): a. Computer Support Technician/Specialist b. Help Desk Support c. Network Technician d. Health Information Technologist e. Health Information Management
  • Graduates will be able to eligible to take the certification exam for the industry credential - Certified Associate in Healthcare Information & Management Systems.
  • Graduates will be able to eligible to return to BTC for approximately one (1) year to complete an Associate in Applied Science in Computer Network Technology.

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Derrick Bovenkamp

Area of Instruction


Degrees and Certifications


A.A.S., Computer Network Technology, Bellingham Technical College

Certificate, Computer Network Support Technician, Bellingham Technical College

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Cloud Computing Certificate

Bellingham Technical College is a Microsoft IT Academy member and is a member of CompTIA.

Jobs & Employment

Courses

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TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS15 credits

  • Program Specialty
  • IT 252Amazon Cloud5 credits

    This class covers design, implementation, and use of AWS cloud services. Topics include Simple Storage Service(S3), Elastic Compute Cloud(EC2), Virtual Private Cloud, Relational Database Service, and Identity and Access Management .

    Prerequisite:
    (IT 250 with a D or better and IT 240 with a D or better) OR (IT 250 with a D or better and IT 242 with a D or better) or Instructor permission
  • IT 253Microsoft Cloud5 credits

    This class covers design, implementation and use of Azure cloud services. Topics include Azure Storage, Azure Virtual Machines, Virtual Network, Azure DNS, and Azure Active Directory.

    Prerequisite:
    (IT 250 with a D or better and IT 240 with a D or better) OR (IT 250 with a D or better and IT 242 with a D or better) or Instructor permission.
  • IT 254Web Applications5 credits

    This course utilizes cloud technologies to deploy modern web applications in a fault tolerant way. Topics include System Monitoring, Dynamic Deployment of Services, APIs, and Containerization Software.

    Prerequisite:
    (IT 240 with a D or better and IT 252 with a D or better) OR (IT 240 with a D or better and IT 253 with a D or better) OR Instructor permission.
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS15 credits

Entry Information

Check out the information below to learn how you can get started!

When Can I Start?


Students should check with a general or faculty advisor to determine when the classes required for this Certificate are available.

What Are The Minimum Entry Requirements?


These requirements are for the Certificate and are lower than those for the AAS-T degree. Please see the AAS-T Entry Page for AAS-T requirements.

  • Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085.
  • Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.
  • Accuplacer Arithmetic score of 38 or a C grade in MATH 090 or ABE 050.

What Are My Next Steps?


  1. Apply to BTC and Financial Aid
  2. Take the ACCUPLACER/Placement Test
  3. Attend an Advising & Registration Session
  4. Prepare to Attend

Program Outcomes

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Lee Falta

Area of Instruction


Information Technology

Degrees and Certifications


M.S., Computer Science, University of Alabama in Huntsville

B.S., Computer Engineering, Auburn University

Certificate, Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator

Certificate, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer

Certificate, Microsoft Certified Systems Professional

Certificate, CompTIA Network+ Certified

Certificate, CompTIA Security+ Certified

Certificate, Certified Novell Administrator

Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification

Contact Info


360 752-8419
lfalta@btc.edu
Campus Center (CC) - Room 212


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Gregory Rehm

Area of Instruction


Information Technology

Degrees and Certifications


B.S., Community Health Ed, Western Washington University

Certificate, Certified Netware Administrator

Certificate, Microsoft Certified Professional

Certificate, A+ Certified Professional

Certificate, Network+ Certified Professional

Certificate, Linux+ Certified

Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification

Contact Info


360 752-8451
grehm@btc.edu
Campus Center (CC) - Room 211


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Michael Massey

Area of Instruction


Information Technology

Degrees and Certifications


B.A., Business Administration/Computer Science, Western Washington University

Certificate, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer

Certificate, CompTIA A+ Certified

Certificate, CompTIA Network+ Certified

Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification

Contact Info


360 752-8368
mmassey@btc.edu
Campus Center (CC) - Room 212

 

Background


Profile
Mike Massey graduated from Western Washington University, in 1985, with a combined Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science and Business Administra...

    • Mike Massey graduated from Western Washington University, in 1985, with a combined Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science and Business Administration, and a minor in History. For the next 15 years he worked as a computer programmer (Dealer Information Systems), and as a database programmer, network administrator and IT Manager at Western Washington University (WWU). During that time he also obtained his commercial pilot license and float plane rating from Trinity Western University. Mike has been teaching Computer Networking at Bellingham Technical College since 2000. He is currently pursuing a degree in Biology at WWU.


Computer Programming Certificate

Bellingham Technical College is a Microsoft IT Academy member and is a member of CompTIA.

Jobs & Employment

Courses

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Courses are from the 2018-19 Catalog

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS15 credits

  • Program Specialty
  • IT 121Introduction to Programming5 credits

    This course introduces students to the fundamentals of good program design, coding, testing, and documentation. Students will learn to employ good user interface design, standardization and variable naming, decision operators, looping mechanisms, subroutines and error handling as they build their own programs.


    Future Offerings
    9/18-12/6TTh 9:00a-10:50aREVELSTOKE JOpenings: 19
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  • CS& 131Computer Science I C++5 credits

    This course equips students with fundamental programming skills such as effective use of data types, variables, assignment statements, control structures, modular design using procedures, pointers and array data structures in the construction of C++ programs. This course also introduces students to Object Oriented Programming concepts and prepares students for the C++ Institute Certified Associate Programmer exam.

    Prerequisite:
    MATH 099 or IT 121 with a C or better or Instructor Permission.

    Future Offerings
    9/18-12/6TTh12:30p-2:20pFALTA EOpenings: 14
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  • CS& 132Computer Science II C++5 credits

    Advanced software development using the C++ programming language, emphasizing object-oriented concepts and fundamental data structures techniques. Introduces concepts of recursion, modularity, encapsulation, inheritance, templates, polymorphic class design, and self-referential data structures; focuses on fundamental abstract data types (stacks, queues, linked lists, binary trees) and their use.

    Prerequisite:
    CS& 131 with a C or better.
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS15 credits

Entry Information

Check out the information below to learn how you can get started!

When Can I Start?


Students should check with a general or faculty advisor to determine when the classes required for this Certificate are available.

What Are The Minimum Entry Requirements?


These requirements are for the Certificate and are lower than those for the AAS-T degree. Please see the AAS-T Entry Page for AAS-T requirements.

  • Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085.
  • Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.
  • Accuplacer Arithmetic score of 38 or a C grade in MATH 090 or ABE 050.

What Are My Next Steps?


  1. Apply to BTC and Financial Aid
  2. Take the ACCUPLACER/Placement Test
  3. Attend an Advising & Registration Session
  4. Prepare to Attend

Program Outcomes

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Lee Falta

Area of Instruction


Information Technology

Degrees and Certifications


M.S., Computer Science, University of Alabama in Huntsville

B.S., Computer Engineering, Auburn University

Certificate, Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator

Certificate, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer

Certificate, Microsoft Certified Systems Professional

Certificate, CompTIA Network+ Certified

Certificate, CompTIA Security+ Certified

Certificate, Certified Novell Administrator

Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification

Contact Info


360 752-8419
lfalta@btc.edu
Campus Center (CC) - Room 212


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Gregory Rehm

Area of Instruction


Information Technology

Degrees and Certifications


B.S., Community Health Ed, Western Washington University

Certificate, Certified Netware Administrator

Certificate, Microsoft Certified Professional

Certificate, A+ Certified Professional

Certificate, Network+ Certified Professional

Certificate, Linux+ Certified

Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification

Contact Info


360 752-8451
grehm@btc.edu
Campus Center (CC) - Room 211


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Michael Massey

Area of Instruction


Information Technology

Degrees and Certifications


B.A., Business Administration/Computer Science, Western Washington University

Certificate, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer

Certificate, CompTIA A+ Certified

Certificate, CompTIA Network+ Certified

Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification

Contact Info


360 752-8368
mmassey@btc.edu
Campus Center (CC) - Room 212

 

Background


Profile
Mike Massey graduated from Western Washington University, in 1985, with a combined Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science and Business Administra...

    • Mike Massey graduated from Western Washington University, in 1985, with a combined Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science and Business Administration, and a minor in History. For the next 15 years he worked as a computer programmer (Dealer Information Systems), and as a database programmer, network administrator and IT Manager at Western Washington University (WWU). During that time he also obtained his commercial pilot license and float plane rating from Trinity Western University. Mike has been teaching Computer Networking at Bellingham Technical College since 2000. He is currently pursuing a degree in Biology at WWU.


Network Management Certificate

Bellingham Technical College is a Microsoft IT Academy member and is a member of CompTIA.

Jobs & Employment

Courses

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Courses are from the 2018-19 Catalog

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS15 credits

  • Program Specialty
  • IT 241Windows Desktop II5 credits

    This course facilitates an in-depth study of the Windows desktop operating system found commonly in the business environment. Areas of study include enterprise deployment, centralized configuration, and advanced management and support tools.

    Prerequisite:
    IT 120 with a D or better and IT 142 with a D or better.
  • IT 243Windows Server II5 credits

    In this course, students will learn to install, configure, and perform system administration tasks in Windows Server. Topics include configuring disks, volumes, file sharing and NTFS permissions, storage solutions, maintenance, server monitoring and optimization, failover clustering, virtual machine settings, and Powershell.

    Prerequisite:
    IT 242 with a D or better.
  • IT 260Network Technology III5 credits

    This course continues the development of skills and knowledge in network communications management into OSI layer 3-5 devices and services including Routers, Advanced Switching, Network Management and Monitoring, and Security Appliances.

    Prerequisite:
    IT 161 with a D or better.
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS15 credits

Entry Information

Check out the information below to learn how you can get started!

When Can I Start?


Students should check with a general or faculty advisor to determine when the classes required for this Certificate are available.

What Are The Minimum Entry Requirements?


These requirements are for the Certificate and are lower than those for the AAS-T degree. Please see the AAS-T Entry Page for AAS-T requirements.

  • Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085.
  • Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.
  • Accuplacer Arithmetic score of 38 or a C grade in MATH 090 or ABE 050.

What Are My Next Steps?


  1. Apply to BTC and Financial Aid
  2. Take the ACCUPLACER/Placement Test
  3. Attend an Advising & Registration Session
  4. Prepare to Attend

Program Outcomes

Lee Falta - Instructor image

Lee Falta

Area of Instruction


Information Technology

Degrees and Certifications


M.S., Computer Science, University of Alabama in Huntsville

B.S., Computer Engineering, Auburn University

Certificate, Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator

Certificate, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer

Certificate, Microsoft Certified Systems Professional

Certificate, CompTIA Network+ Certified

Certificate, CompTIA Security+ Certified

Certificate, Certified Novell Administrator

Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification

Contact Info


360 752-8419
lfalta@btc.edu
Campus Center (CC) - Room 212


Gregory Rehm - Instructor image

Gregory Rehm

Area of Instruction


Information Technology

Degrees and Certifications


B.S., Community Health Ed, Western Washington University

Certificate, Certified Netware Administrator

Certificate, Microsoft Certified Professional

Certificate, A+ Certified Professional

Certificate, Network+ Certified Professional

Certificate, Linux+ Certified

Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification

Contact Info


360 752-8451
grehm@btc.edu
Campus Center (CC) - Room 211


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Michael Massey

Area of Instruction


Information Technology

Degrees and Certifications


B.A., Business Administration/Computer Science, Western Washington University

Certificate, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer

Certificate, CompTIA A+ Certified

Certificate, CompTIA Network+ Certified

Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification

Contact Info


360 752-8368
mmassey@btc.edu
Campus Center (CC) - Room 212

 

Background


Profile
Mike Massey graduated from Western Washington University, in 1985, with a combined Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science and Business Administra...

    • Mike Massey graduated from Western Washington University, in 1985, with a combined Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science and Business Administration, and a minor in History. For the next 15 years he worked as a computer programmer (Dealer Information Systems), and as a database programmer, network administrator and IT Manager at Western Washington University (WWU). During that time he also obtained his commercial pilot license and float plane rating from Trinity Western University. Mike has been teaching Computer Networking at Bellingham Technical College since 2000. He is currently pursuing a degree in Biology at WWU.