Additional information available on the Computer Networking Department website.
Recommended basic skills courses are
- College Reading & Writing Literacy
- College Algebraic Literacy
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 degree 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