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Networking Technology: 
Associate in Applied Science Degree Program

The Networking Technology curriculum prepares individuals for employment supporting network infrastructure environments. Students will learn how to use technologies to provide reliable transmission and delivery of data, voice, image, and video communications in business, industry, and education.

Course work includes design, installation, configuration, and management of network infrastructure technologies and network operating systems. Emphasis is placed on the implementation and management of network software and the implementation and management of hardware such as switches and routers. Graduates may find employment in entry-level jobs as local area network managers, network operators, network analysts, and network technicians. Graduates may also be qualified to take certification examinations for various network industry certifications, depending on their local program.

This curriculum complies with the standard approved by the State Board of Community Colleges. 

Students may be required to take one or more developmental courses as a result of pre-enrollment placement tests; therefore, the student may need more than the minimum number of semester hours listed for graduation. Developmental courses for this program may include Readiness Level Reading, English, and/or Math and other courses in developmental Reading, English, Math, Biology and Chemistry.

Total Semester Credit Hours in Program: 65

Curriculum: 

Fall Semester

Success and Study Skills

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Introduction to Computers

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Intro to Programming and Logic

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Writing and Inquiry

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Networking Basics

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Security Concepts

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Spring Semester

Database Concepts

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Routing Basics

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Operating System Concepts

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Associate in Applied Science Humanities Electives

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Social/Behavioral Science Electives

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Summer Term

Prof Research and Reporting

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Quantitative Literacy

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Fall Semester

Introduction to Business

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Hardware/Software Support

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Routing and Switching I

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Linux/UNIX Single User

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Windows Single User

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Spring Semester

Routing and Switching II

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Network Design

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Linux/UNIX Admin I

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Work-Based Learning I

Credit Hours: 

1.00

Pick 3 Credits from the Major Course Electives list below.

Major Course Electives are to be selected from the following:

Human Resource Management

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Business Ethics

Credit Hours: 

3.00
C++ Programming

Credit Hours: 

3.00
JAVA Programming

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Tech Support Functions

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Computer Train/Support

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Windows Admin I

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Work-Based Learning I

Credit Hours: 

2.00
Work-Based Learning II

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Internet/Web Fundamentals

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Web Markup and Scripting

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Intro Internet Multimedia

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Web Development Tools

Credit Hours: 

3.00