2021-2022 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Jun 08, 2023  
2021-2022 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

Computer Networking Technology - AAS

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: 60-63

CNT AAS Cybersecurity Concentration Suggested Course Sequence   

CNT AAS Network Administrator Concentration Suggested Course Sequence   

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 medium to large-sized computer network. (CNT 101)
  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. Perform administrative and troubleshooting tasks on operating systems. (CNT 118, CNT 120)
  5. Administer and secure the Linux operating system. (CNT 131)
  6. Describe network protocols and perform basic network device configuration. (CNT 140)
  7. Configure Cisco routing, switching, and wireless technologies. (CNT 150)
  8. 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 advanced routing and network security. (CNT 160)
  2. Configure and maintain a Microsoft Windows Server network. (CNT 119, CNT 219)
  3. Deploy an advanced Microsoft Windows Server environment. (CNT 220)