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networkingAssociate in Science in Computer Networking

Day/Evening program

The Computer Networking associate degree provides a solid foundation to begin or advance in a career in information technology. Additionally, it can serve as a launch point for those who wish to continue on to a bachelor degree. This degree is for those who wish to develop the "hands on" skills that are required to function in a high tech environment. The core courses all integrate conceptual understanding with practical lab applications.

 There are three general areas of career preparation:

  • Supporting end users with their PCs, peripherals and applications

  • Building and maintaining the infrastructure that provides the connectivity between computers and other devices in homes, businesses, and throughout the Internet

  • Administering the servers (both Windows and Linux) that host network resources

Part of the core program is the Cisco Networking Academy, which covers all of the requirements to obtain the coveted CCNA (Cisco Certified Networking Associate) certification. This includes extensive lab work with configuration of Cisco routers and switches.

In addition to technical skills, the successful graduates learn the  skills required to communicate and interact successfully with end users, customers, colleagues and supervisors.

Associate in Science in Computer Networking
FIRST YEAR
FALL SEMESTERCLLABCR
ENGN101 College Composition 4 0 4
CPTN101 PC Assembly/Operating Systems 2 3 3
CPTN104 Introduction to Telecommunications 2 2 3
CPTN116 Network basics 2 2 3
General Education: Group D Elective 3 0 3
  16
SPRING SEMESTERCLLABCR
CPTN216 Routing & Switching Essentials 2 2 3
CPTN161 Intro to Programming in Visual BASIC 2 2 3
General Education: Group A Elective 4 0 4
General Education: Group E Elective* 4 0 4
Elective in major** 3 0 3
 
17
SECOND YEAR
FALL SEMESTERCLLABCR
CPTN203 Introduction to UNIX 2 2 3
CPTN204 Administering Windows Servers 2 2 3
CPTN217 Scaling Networks 2 2 3
CPTN207 Database Design and Management 2 2 3
  OR
BCPN213 Database Management: ACCESS 2 2 3
General Education: Group C Elective 3 0 3
  15
SPRING SEMESTERCLLABCR
CPTN210 Advanced Windows Servers 2 2 3
Elective in Major** 3 0 3
General Education: Group B Elective*** 3 0 4
General Education: Group F or G Elective 3 0 3
CPTN290 Computer Science Internship 1 8 3
  OR
CPTN286 Networking Capstone Project 3 0 3
  OR      
CPTN250 CCNA Securtity 2 2 3
  16
Total 64 Credits
*MTHN 106, 110, 115 or higher required.
**Electives in Major:  CPTN, EETN, BCPN, or BUSN230.
***SCIN 150 or SCIN 134 recommended.