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Computer Networking Specialist, A.A.S.


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The Networking Specialist program prepares students to install, administer, and troubleshoot networks. The courses in this program will provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide support to a variety of network operating system platforms. Students are exposed to various aspects of data networking, data storage, computer hardware and operating systems software. An emphasis is placed on understanding Microsoft Windows server and client systems and virtualization technologies using VMware. Optionally, students can work to obtain industry certifications such as CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network + CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA), or Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)

  Fall - Year 1  
Introduction to Microcomputers 3
Operating Systems 3
Introduction to Networking 3
  General Education Electives
  Credits Fall - Year 1 15
  Spring - Year 1  
File Structures 2
Windows Client/Server Admin 4
Structured Communication Systems 3
Router Administration 3
 ENGL 1101 Composition I 3
  Credits Spring - Year 1 15
  Fall - Year 2  
Unix Operating Systems 3
Web Server Concepts 3
PC Maintenance and Repair Hardware 3
  General Education Electives 3
  Technical Electives 3
  Credits Fall - Year 2 15
  Spring - Year 2  
Windows Network Infrastructure 3
Windows Network Security 3
Information Technology Customer Service 2
  Technical Education Elective 4
  General Education Elective 3
  Credits Spring - Year 2 15

General Education Electives in three additional areas of the curriculum as outlined in the college catalog.

Technical Electives approved by the advisor in one or more of the following areas: ACCT, ADSA, CSCI, CST, BUS, RNEW, ROBT.

Updated: si 10/9/15