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|
|CPTN101||PC Assembly/Operating Systems||2||3||3|
|CPTN104||Introduction to Telecommunications||2||2||3|
|General Education: Group D Elective||3||0||3|
|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|
|CPTN203||Introduction to UNIX||2||2||3|
|CPTN204||Administering Windows Servers||2||2||3|
|CPTN207||Database Design and Management||2||2||3|
|BCPN213||Database Management: ACCESS||2||2||3|
|General Education: Group C Elective||3||0||3|
|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|
|CPTN286||Networking Capstone Project||3||0||3|
|Total 64 Credits|
*MTHN 106, 110, 115 or higher required.
**Electives in Major: CPTN, EETN, BCPN, or BUSN230.
***SCIN 150 or SCIN 134 recommended.