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Networking Technology

Curriculum Description

The Networking Technology curriculum prepares individuals for employment supporting network infrastructure environments. Students will learn how to use technologies to provide reliable transmission and delivery of data, voice, image, and video communications in business, industry and education.

Course work includes design, installation, configuration, and management of network infrastructure technologies and network operating systems. Emphasis is placed on the implementation and management of network software and the implementation and management of hardware such as switches and routers.

Graduates may find employment in entry-level jobs as local area network managers, network operators, network analysts and network technicians. Graduates may also be qualified to take certification examinations for various network industry certifications, depending on their local program.

The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow this plan should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Associate in Applied Science

A25340 REVISED
NC CIP: 11.0901
Day
POS Approved: Fall 2013

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
Fall Semester
NET 126 Routing Basics 1 4 0 3
NOS 110 Operating System Concepts 2 3 0 3
SEC 110 Security Concepts NEW VERSION 2 2 0 3
Select one:
Introduction to Computers (2) (2) (0) (3)
  OR        
Basic PC Literacy 1 2 0 2
Select one:
Networking Concepts (2) (2) (0) (3)
  OR        
Networking Basics 1 4 0 3
   
    7 15 0 14

Spring Semester
NET 225 Routing & Switching I 1 4 0 3
NET 226 Routing & Switching II 1 4 0 3
NOS 120 Linux/UNIX Single User 2 2 0 3
NOS 130 Windows Single User 2 2 0 3
Select one:
Mathematical Models NEW REQUISITE 2 2 0 3
  OR        
Survey of Mathematics NEW REQUISITE (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
College Algebra NEW REQUISITE (3) (0) (0) (3)
Select one:
Linux/UNIX Admin I 2 2 0 3
  OR        
Windows Admin I (2) (2) (0) (3)
   
    10 16 0 18

Summer Term
CTS 120 Hardware/Software Support 2 3 0 3
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Elective List 3 ** ** ** 2
Select one:
Introduction to Business 3 0 0 3
  OR        
Info Sys Business Concept (3) (0) (0) (3)
   
    8 3 0 11

Fall Semester
CIS 115 Intro to Prog & Logic NEW REQUISITE 2 3 0 3
DBA 110 Database Concepts 2 3 0 3
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective ** ** 0 3
___ ___ Elective ** ** ** 3
___ ___ Elective ** ** ** 3
   
    4 6 0 15

Spring Semester
NET 289 Networking Project 1 4 0 3
___ ___ Elective ** ** ** 3
___ ___ Elective ** ** ** 3
Select one:
Introduction to Communication (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
Public Speaking (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
Prof Research & Reporting (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
Oral Communication 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Interpersonal Psychology (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
General Psychology 3 0 0 3
   
    7 4 0 15

Total Credit Hours: 73

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)

Additional Information

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective – Select one: ART 111, ENG 131, ENG 273, HUM 110, HUM 170, HUM 220, MUS 110, PHI 215, or PHI 240. Consult an academic advisor concerning other possible electives.

Elective List 1- Select two: CCT 110, CTS 220, CTS 240, CTS 250, NET 175, NOS 221, NOS 231, SEC 150, SEC 210

Elective List 2- Select two: CCT 121, CIS 277, CTS 287, DBA 261, DBA 271, NOS 222, NOS 232, SEC 160, WEB 110, WEB 230

Elective List 3- Select two hours: CTS 118, COE 111, COE 112, COE 121, COE 122, COE 131, COE 132

**Hours will vary depending on course selection.