Associate of Applied Science in Computer and Networking Technology

This associate degree prepares students to install, configure, administer, operate and repair networks used to connect computing and digital communications systems of various types.

Admission Requirements

Satisfy the Application and Admission Requirements for Associate Degree Programs.

Advising

Students should meet with CNT faculty concerning what courses to take each semester as well as general degree planning.

Graduation Requirements

Program Requirements

CNT A162PC Architecture and Building3
CNT A165Customer Service Fundamentals1
CNT A170CCNA 14
CNT A180 Enterprise Design, Peripherals and Storage 4
CNT A183Local Area Networks3
CNT A240Industry PC Configuration Essentials2
CNT A261CCNA 24
CNT A264Introduction to Information Security3
CNT A270CCNA 34
CNT A271CCNA 44
CNT A280Server Operating Systems3
Complete at least 12 credits from the following or courses approved by CNT faculty advisor:12
Computer Technical Support
Individual Technical Project
Industry Workplace Experience
Selected Topics in Information Technology (May be taken mutliple times under different titles)
Selected Topics in Computer and Networking Technology (May be taken mutliple times under different titles)
Total Credits47

A minimum of 62 credits is required for the degree.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this program, students are able to demonstrate:

  • Proficiency in Cisco router installation, configuration and troubleshooting in multi-protocol inter-networks.
  • Proficiency in Cisco switch and VLAN installation, configuration and troubleshooting in multi-protocol inter-networks.
  • Competency in entry-level tasks of planning, design, installation, operation and troubleshooting Ethernet and TCP/IP networks.
  • Computer literacy in PC applications and operating systems.
  • Proficiency in PC architecture, troubleshooting and repair.
  • The installation, configuration, basic administration and troubleshooting of the current prevalent operating systems.
  • Basic computer and network system administration
  • The configuration and maintenance of network and computer system security including security incident response.
  • Proper documentation, customer service skills, phone and closing skills.
  • The ability to think critically and solve problems.