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Computer Networking Technology (Associate in Applied Science Degree)

66 Semester Hours

By enrolling in the Computer Network Technology program, you have hands-on opportunities to gain real-world PC and networking experience. You learn to install and configure popular computer components, operating systems, network cabling, network devices, and network security. Depending on the electives you select, you may choose to specialize in Linux or Windows operating systems, or in routing and switching with Cisco equipment. When you complete this program, you can seek employment as a network administrator, PC/network technician, help desk technician, and computer operator; you may also be ready to take industry standard certifications (such as CCNA, A+, Network+, and MCSA).

General Education Requirements:

Course Course Name Credit Hours
COMM 101 Introduction to Oral Communication 3
ENGL 101 Composition I 3
  Math Elective 4
  Physical Science Elective 4
  Social Science or Humanities Elective 3
  Total 17

Technical Requirements:

Course Course Name Credit Hours
BUSN 145 Employment Success Strategies 1
CSCI 101 Introduction to Computer Information Science 4
CSCI 130 Computer Science I 4
NETW 121 Networking Fundamentals 3
NETW 122 Routing Protocols and Concepts 3
NETW 150 Workstation Operating Systems 3
NETW 151 PC Hardware Maintenance & Repair 3
NETW 162 Networking Technologies 4
NETW 166 Windows Workstation Administration 3
NETW 167 Windows Server Administration 3
NETW 170 Network Security Fundamentals 3
NETW 182 Linux Administration 3
  Total 37

Technical Elective/Specialization:

  Technical Electives [1] 12
  Total 12


Students may select electives from the following courses
in Cisco, Windows, or other electives as approved.


Course Course Name Credit Hours
NETW 123 Local Area Networks 3
NETW 124 Wide Area Networks 3
NETW 172 Wireless Networking with Security 3
NETW 221 Advanced Routing 3
NETW 223 Advanced Switching 3
NETW 271 Cisco Router Security 3
NETW 272 Configuring Cisco PIX Boxes 3
NETW 283 Introduction to Voice Over IP 3


Course Course Name Credit Hours
NETW 261 Windows Network Infrastructure 3
NETW 262 Windows Directory Services 3


Course Course Name Credit Hours
NETW 160 Introduction to Networking 3
NETW 183 Linux Security 3
NETW 208 Data and Cabling Systems 3
NETW 296 Special Topics in Networking 3
TECH 299 Internship in Technology 3

[1] Technical electives may be taken as approved by advisor or STEM & Business Division; consider choosing these electives in order to earn additional Skills Certificates.

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