Aug 15, 2018  
2018-2019 Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Catalog

Computer Networking, A.S.


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(60 semester hours minimum)

This vocational program is designed to prepare successful students for immediate employment in the networking area of computer services occupations. The College believes that this program is consistent with its mission to be an active partner in local economic development by providing skilled entry level workers.

In addition to General Education Outcomes, learners who complete the Computer Networking degree will:

  • Demonstrate introductory knowledge of a programming language and of operating systems
  • Identify the different types of hardware and software that are required in networking
  • Distinguish between computer processes, services and protocols
  • Describe how protocols are used to transmit information across a network
  • Identify the flow of information between two communicating computers
  • Describe current technologies used in local area networks (LANs)
  • Describe current technologies used in wide area networks (WANs)
  • Identify when to use a switch, hub or router
  • Identify TCP/IP layers, components and functions and the services these applications provide
  • Identify the need for Virtual LANs
  • Describe common application servers used for Internet access
  • Retrieve Internet information through a wide variety of applications
  • Discuss routing methodologies and routing protocols
  • Be able to list the common WAN protocols, and understand the specific functions of the Network Layer in terms of network addressing
  • Determine the root cause of a technical problem
  • List ways to measure networking traffic
  • Evaluate networking equipment to solve a performance problem

For more information, contact Program Coordinator Chris Parden.

General Education Core


Humanities: 6 Credits


  • Fine Arts Elective 5
  • Humanities Elective 1

Math/Science: 6 or 7 Credits


Social Sciences: 3 Credits


  • Social Science Elective 4

Total Program Credits: 60


1 Course to be selected from the following areas: American sign language, art history, humanities, foreign languages, literature, theater, or philosophy. PHL* 111 Ethics , or HUM* 101 Introduction to Humanities  are recommended for students transferring to a four-year computer science curriculum.
2 Students transferring to a four-year computer science curriculum should take MAT* 186  and/or MAT* 254 .
3 PHY* 121 General Physics I  or PHY* 221 Calculus-Based Physics I  is recommended for students transferring to a four-year computer science curriculum.
4 HSE* 213  or ANT* 105  is recommended.
5 DGA* or GRA* is recommended.
6 Courses to be selected from the following areas: CSA*, CSC*, and/or CST*.

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