2019-20 Catalog 
    Mar 31, 2020  
2019-20 Catalog

Computer Networking Technology - AAS

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The Computer Networking Technology AAS degree is designed to provide students with the necessary skills to gain employment as an information technology professional with a focus on cybersecurity or network administration. Core classes focus on network configuration including routing and switching and operating systems. Cybersecurity concentration students learn how to secure a network with topics such as cybersecurity operations, network forensics, and penetration testing. Network Administration concentration students learn advanced routing and switching techniques and Windows an Linux server administration. Students interested in college transfer for Bachelor degrees in Cybersecurity, Network Administration, or Technology Management should see an academic advisor.


Credit Hours Required: 66

AAS General Education Requirements (19 credits)

Note: 1 Select from two different prefixes

Select the Cybersecurity or Network Administrator Concentration

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Computer Networking Technology Degree program, the learner will be able to:

  1. Describe and configure the hardware and software used in a small- to medium- sized computer network. (CNT 100)
  2. Describe the terms and technologies that comprise the field of cybersecurity, and implement strategies for managing an information security program. (CNT 105)
  3. Maintain and repair personal computers. (CNT 110)
  4. Discuss the methods and operation of local and wide area networks. (CNT 115)
  5. Perform administrative and troubleshooting tasks on operating systems. (CNT 118, CNT 120)
  6. Administer and secure the Linux operating system. (CNT 131)
  7. Describe the function of TCP/IP and the OSI model and related devices. (CNT 140)
  8. Configure Cisco routing and switching technologies. (CNT 150)
  9. Write and debug programs and scripts for application in a network environment. (CNT 190)

Option A:

  1. Configure and implement network security. (CNT 135)
  2. Implement network security concepts and techniques in a security operations center.  (CNT 235)
  3. Install, troubleshoot, and monitor a secure network to maintain integrity, confidentiality, and availability of data and devices. (CNT 250)
  4. Apply cybersecurity forensics techniques to network and computer systems. (CNT 260)
  5. Identify and exploit network vulnerabilities. (CNT 275)
  6. Analyze, design, implement, and present a cybersecurity project. (CNT 293)

Option B:

  1. Configure and maintain a Microsoft Windows Server network. (CNT 122, CNT 219)
  2. Deploy an advanced Microsoft Windows Server environment. (CNT 220)
  3. Configure Cisco routers and switches for advanced functionality. (CNT 160)
  4. Describe wide area network access technologies and configure related protocols. (CNT 170)

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