Aug 07, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Catalog

Computer Networking Technology, AAS


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Additional information available on the Computer Networking Department website.

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The Associate of Applied Science Degree provides students with practical and relevant skills in the field of Computer Networking and Information Technology. In addition to obtaining an Associate of Applied Science Degree, the program provides a foundation for students to further achieve industry certifications such as CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, EC-Council’s CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker) and CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate). Students completing this program will be able to demonstrate knowledge of computer software, computer hardware, network operating systems, networking device configuration, network administration, network security risks, cyber security threats and countermeasures specialized hardware and software defenses, and forensic analysis. Students entering this program should have a good foundation in math and reading, as well as basic familiarity with Microsoft Windows and internet browsers. Students may be advised to take additional courses to prepare them for the degree program.

Students may complete deficiencies concurrently with the beginning courses in the program. Students not meeting a course prerequisite must have instructor permission to enroll.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Computer Networking Technology program, students should be able to:

  • Analyze, design, install, configure, document, and troubleshoot network & system hardware and operating systems
  • Implement LANs using both static and dynamic addressing techniques, including subnetting
  • Identify risks, assess threats, and develop effective countermeasures aimed at protecting computer assets and data
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing, using proper computer system & networking terminology
  • Work as an effective member of a team

Content criteria, competencies, and student learning outcomes associated with the general education courses required for this degree can be found on the Colorado Department of Higher Education website.

Emphasis Areas


Cisco


Total Credit Hours: 16

Electives

Choose six (6) hours from any courses within the disciplines of BUS, CIS, CNG, CSC, CWB, MAN, MAR, MGD except CIS 118 , CNG 101 , CSC 105 , and MGD 104 .

Total Credit Hours: 44

Total Credit Hours for Cisco Emphasis: 60

Network+


Total Credit Hours: 16

Electives

Choose six (6) hours from any courses within the disciplines of BUS, CIS, CNG, CSC, CWB, MAN, MAR, MGD except CIS 118 , CNG 101 , CSC 105 , and MGD 104 .

Total Credit Hours: 45

Total Credit Hours for Network+ Emphasis: 61

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