2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Jul 18, 2024  
2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

Computer Networking Technology - AAS

Progression Plan - Computer Networking Technology AAS, Cybersecurity  

Progression Plan - Computer Networking Technology AAS, Network Administrator  

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

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.
  2. Describe the terms and technologies that comprise the field of cybersecurity, and implement strategies for managing an information security program.
  3. Maintain and repair personal computers.
  4. Perform administrative and troubleshooting tasks on operating systems.
  5. Administer and secure the Linux operating system.
  6. Describe network protocols and perform basic network device configuration.
  7. Configure Cisco routing, switching, and wireless technologies.
  8. Write and debug programs and scripts for application in a network environment.

Cybersecurity Concentration:

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

Network Administration Concentration:

  1. Configure advanced routing and network security.
  2. Configure and maintain a Microsoft Windows Server network.
  3. Deploy an advanced Microsoft Windows Server environment.