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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

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
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:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CIS 110
OR
Introduction to Computers Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (2) (2) (0) (3)
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy 1 2 0 2
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
NET 110
OR
Networking Concepts (2) (2) (0) (3)
NET 125 Networking Basics 1 4 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 7
Lab/Shop Hours: 15
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 14

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
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:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
MAT 115
OR
Mathematical Models NEW REQUISITE 2 2 0 3
MAT 140
OR
Survey of Mathematics NEW REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (0) (0) (3)
MAT 161 College Algebra NEW REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (0) (0) (3)
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
NOS 220
OR
Linux/UNIX Admin I 2 2 0 3
NOS 230 Windows Admin I (2) (2) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 10
Lab/Shop Hours: 16
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 18

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CTS 120 Hardware/Software Support 2 3 0 3
ENG 111 Expository Writing Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Elective List 3 ** ** ** 2
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
BUS 110
OR
Introduction to Business Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
CTS 115 Info Sys Business Concept Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (0) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 8
Lab/Shop Hours: 3
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 11

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CIS 115 Intro to Prog & Logic NEW REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 2 3 0 3
DBA 110 Database Concepts 2 3 0 3
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Comprehensive Articulation Agreement ** ** 0 3
___ ___ Elective ** ** ** 3
___ ___ Elective ** ** ** 3
Totals

Class Hours: 4
Lab/Shop Hours: 6
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 15

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
NET 289 Networking Project 1 4 0 3
___ ___ Elective ** ** ** 3
___ ___ Elective ** ** ** 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
COM 110
OR
Introduction to Communication Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (0) (0) (3)
COM 231
OR
Public Speaking Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (0) (0) (3)
ENG 114
OR
Prof Research & Reporting Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (0) (0) (3)
ENG 115 Oral Communication 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
PSY 118
OR
Interpersonal Psychology (3) (0) (0) (3)
PSY 150 General Psychology Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 7
Lab/Shop Hours: 4
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 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)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

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.

A25340 REVISED