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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Networking System Administration
Major: 3208
First Term: 2011 Summer I    Final Term: Current
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 63-66
CIPS Code: 11.0901
Initiating College: Mesa Community College
Program Availability: College-Specific
Occupational Area: Information Technology
Instructional Council: Computer Information Systems (12)
GPA: 2.00

Detailed Program Information

Description: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Networking System Administration program provides students with background knowledge and skills required for learning the specific tasks and industry recognized standards associated with computer networks and data communications. The student will develop skills and knowledge required to perform local area network administration and management. The curriculum combines course in network administration with a General Education component.

Program Notes:
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program.
+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates any module.
The Network core courses will also prepare students towards industry certifications

Program Prerequisites
 Credits: 0-3
 CRE101College Critical Reading(3) OR Equivalent by assessment0-3
Required Courses
 Credits: 26-27
 CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems (3) OR 
 BPC110Computer Usage and Applications (3)3
+BPC170Computer Maintenance I: A+ Essentials Prep3
+BPC270Computer Maintenance II: A+ Technician Prep3
 CIS126++Linux Operating System (any module) (1-3)3
 MST150Microsoft Windows Professional (3) OR 
 MST150++Microsoft Windows (any module) (3)3
+CIS266Network Integration Capstone4
+CIS270Essentials of Network and Information Security (3) OR 
 CNT205Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (4) OR 
 CIS271DLLinux Security (3)3-4
 CNT140AACisco Networking Fundamentals4
Restricted Electives
 Credits: 15
Students should select 15 credits from the following, except any courses used to satisfy Required Courses area.
+CIS163AAJava Programming: Level I3
+CIS238DLLinux System Administration3
+CIS239DLLinux Shell Scripting3
+CIS240DLLinux Network Administration3
+CIS247DACyber Forensics and Incident Handling3
+CIS270Essentials of Network and Information Security3
+CIS271DLLinux Security3
 MST150Microsoft Windows Professional (3) OR 
 MST150++Microsoft Windows (any module) (3)3
+MST155DAWindows Server Network Infrastructure Configuration4
+MST157DAActive Directory Windows Server Configuration4
 MST158DAWindows Server Administration4
+CNT150AACisco Routing Protocols and Concepts4
+CNT160AACisco Local Area Networking (LAN) Switching and Wireless4
+CNT170AACisco Accessing the Wide-Area Network (WAN)4
+CNT2++++Any 200-level CNT Cisco Network Technology course4
General Education Requirements
General Education RequirementCredits: 22-24
General Education CoreCredits: 12-14
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
 ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR 
 ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND 
 ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
 ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3)6
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
 COM100Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR 
 COM110Interpersonal Communication (3) OR 
 COM225Public Speaking (3) OR 
 COM230Small Group Communication (3)3
Critical ReadingCredits: 0
 Met by CRE101 or equivalent as indicated by assessment in the Program Prerequisites area.0
MathematicsCredits: 3-5
 MAT142College Mathematics (3) OR 
 satisfactory completion of a higher level mathematics course.3-5
General Education DistributionCredits: 10
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 3
 Any approved general education course in the Humanities and Fine Arts area.3
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
 Any approved general education course in the Social and Behavioral Sciences area.3
Natural SciencesCredits: 4
 Any approved general education course in the Natural Sciences area.4

Program Competencies
1.Install and troubleshoot microcomputer problems, including startup, operation, keyboard, display, and other hardware components, interfaces, operating systems and application software. (BPC170, BPC270)
2.Explain the role of computer technology, concepts, and terminology in business and society. (CIS105, BPC110)
3.Explain and define common networking terminology, planning, design and basic networking concepts. (CNT140AA)
4.Administer a network using Microsoft Windows operating systems. (MST150, MST150++)
5.Use troubleshooting techniques to configure, diagnose, and service a variety of networking equipment. (CIS266)
6.Evaluate, explain, and apply basic security concepts and procedures associated with data, information and networks. (CIS270, CNT205, CIS271DL)
7.Identify, define and use software components of the Unix or Linux operating system. (CIS126++)

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.