Computer Networking Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degree

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The Associate of Applied Science Degree provides students with practical and relevant skills in the field of Computer Networking and Information Technology. In addition to obtaining an Associate of Applied Science Degree, the program provides a foundation for students to further achieve industry certifications such as CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, EC-Council's CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker) and CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate). Students completing this program will be able to demonstrate knowledge of computer software, computer hardware, network operating systems, networking device configuration, network administration, network security risks, cyber security threats and countermeasures specialized hardware and software defenses, and forensic analysis. Students entering this program should have a good foundation in math and reading, as well as basic familiarity with Microsoft Windows and internet browsers. Students may be advised to take additional courses to prepare them for the degree program.

Students may complete deficiencies concurrently with the beginning courses in the program. Students not meeting a course prerequisite must have instructor permission to enroll.

Learning outcomes: Upon completion of the Computer Networking Technology program, students should be able to:

  • Analyze, design, install, configure, document, and troubleshoot network & system hardware and operating systems
  • Implement LANs using both static and dynamic addressing techniques, including subnetting
  • Identify risks, assess threats, and develop effective countermeasures aimed at protecting computer assets and data
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing, using proper computer system & networking terminology
  • Work as an effective member of a team

Emphasis Areas

Cisco

General Education Courses

CIS 118

Introduction to PC Applications

3

or

 

 

CSC 105

Computer Literacy

(3)

COM 125

Interpersonal Communication

3

CSC 120

Problem Solving with (Software Package)

3

ENG 131

Technical Writing I

3

MAT 121

College Algebra: MA1

4

 

 

16

Additional Required Courses

CIS 124

Introduction to Operating Systems

3

CIS 155

PC Spreadsheet Concepts

3

CIS 202

Automated Project Management: MS Project

3

CIS 267

Management of Information Systems

3

CNG 132

Network Security Fundamentals

3

CNG 257

Network Defense & Counter Measures

3

CNG 260

Cisco Network Associate I

5

CNG 261

Cisco Network Associate II

5

CNG 262

Cisco Network Associate III

5

CNG 263

Cisco Network Associate IV

5

Electives

Choose six (6) hours from the list below

6

 

 

44

Total Credit Hours for Cisco Emphasis

60

Electives

Choose six (6) hours from any courses within the disciplines of BUS, CIS, CNG, CSC, CWB, MAN, MAR, MGD except CIS 118, CNG 101, CSC 105, and MGD 104.

Cyber Security

The Cyber Security degree provides students with practical and relevant skills in the field of cyber security, information technology, and computer networking. Students completing the degree will be able to demonstrate knowledge of computer software, hardware, and cyber security risks. The Cyber Security degree provides students foundation knowledge of cyber security threats, as well as procedures to mitigate computer and network security risks. This degree also includes strategies and techniques to manage access control, telecommunications & network security, information security governance & risk management, software development security, cryptography, security architecture & design, operations security, business continuity & disaster recovery planning, legal, regulations, investigations & compliance, and physical security.

General Education Courses

CIS 118

Introduction to PC Applications

3

or

 

 

CSC 105

Computer Literacy

(3)

COM 115

Public Speaking

3

or

 

 

COM 125

Interpersonal Communication

(3)

CSC 120

Problem Solving with (Software Package)

3

ENG 131

Technical Writing I

3

MAT 121

College Algebra: MA1

4

SOC 218

Sociology of Diversity: SS3

3

 

 

16

Additional Required Courses

CIS 124

Introduction to Operating Systems

3

CIS 223

Linux

3

CNG 101

Networking Fundamentals

3

and

 

 

CNG 104

Introduction to TCP/IP

3

or

 

 

CNG 260

Cisco Network Associate I

(5)

CNG 102

Local Area Networks

3

CNG 132

Network Security Fundamentals

3

CNG 257

Network Defense & Counter Measures

3

CNG 261

Cisco Network Associate II

5

CSC 119

Introduction to Programming

3

CSC 160

Computer Science I: (Language)

4

CSC 217

Advanced Python Programming

3

CSC 225

Computer Architecture/Assembly Language Programming

4

Electives

Choose three (3) hours from the list below

6

 

 

45-46

 

 

 

Total Credit Hours for Cyber Security Emphasis

61-62

Electives

Choose three (3) hours from any courses within the disciplines of BUS, CIS, CNG, CSC, CWB.

Network+

General Education Courses

CIS 118

Introduction to PC Applications

3

or

 

 

CSC 105

Computer Literacy

(3)

COM 125

Interpersonal Communication

3

CSC 120

Problem Solving with (Software Package)

3

ENG 131

Technical Writing I

3

MAT 121

College Algebra: MA1

4

 

 

16

Additional Required Courses

CIS 124

Introduction to Operating Systems

3

CIS 155

PC Spreadsheet Concepts

3

CIS 202

Automated Project Management: MS Project

3

CIS 267

Management of Information Systems

3

CNG 132

Network Security Fundamentals

3

CNG 257

Network Defense & Counter Measures

3

CIS 223

Linux

3

CNG 101

Networking Fundamentals

3

CNG 102

Local Area Networks

3

CNG 104

Introduction to TCP/IP

3

CNG 108

Network Analysis & Design

3

CWB 110

Complete Web Authoring

3

CWB 221

Technology Foundations for E-Commerce

3

Electives

Choose six (6) hours from the list below

6

 

 

45

Total Credit Hours for Network+ Emphasis

61

Electives

Choose six (6) hours from any courses within the disciplines of BUS, CIS, CNG, CSC, CWB, MAN, MAR, MGD except CIS 118, CNG 101, CSC 105, and MGD 104.

Certificates

The Computer Networking Technology certificate provides students with practical and relevant skills in the field of Computer Networking and Information Technology. The Certificate program provides a foundation for students to further achieve industry certifications such as CompTIA Network+ and CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate). Students completing this program will be able to demonstrate knowledge of computer software, computer hardware, network operating systems, networking device configuration, and network administration. Students entering this program should have a good foundation in math and reading, as well as basic familiarity with Microsoft Windows and internet browsers. Students may be advised to take additional courses to prepare them for the degree program.

Students may complete deficiencies concurrently with the beginning courses in the program. Students not meeting a course prerequisite must have the instructor permission to enroll.

CCNA

Gainful Employment Disclosure located at http://apps.ppcc.edu/catalog/ge/ccna/

CIS 118

Introduction to PC Applications

3

or

 

 

CSC 105

Computer Literacy

(3)

CIS 124

Introduction to Operating Systems

3

CIS 155

PC Spreadsheet Concepts

3

CNG 260

Cisco Network Associate I

5

CNG 261

Cisco Network Associate II

5

CNG 262

Cisco Network Associate III

5

CNG 263

Cisco Network Associate IV

5

CWB 110

Complete Web Authoring

3

Total Credit Hours

32

Cisco Certified Network Associate

Gainful Employment Disclosure located at http://apps.ppcc.edu/catalog/ge/cisco-networking-ccna/

This certificate program prepares students to design, build, and maintain networks capable of supporting national and global organizations. Course work covers a complete range of basic through advanced networking concepts from pulling cable to such complex concepts as subnet masking rules and strategies. Methods of learning are varied with interactive on-line lessons, texts, movies, and extensive hands-on applications. Upon successful completion, the program graduate is qualified to take the Cisco Networking Associate Certification examination.

Students may complete deficiencies concurrently with the beginning courses in the program. Students not meeting a course prerequisite must have instructor permission to enroll.

CNG 260

Cisco Network Associate I

5

CNG 261

Cisco Network Associate II

5

CNG 262

Cisco Network Associate III

5

CNG 263

Cisco Network Associate IV

5

Total Credit Hours

20

Cyber Security

Gainful Employment Disclosure located at http://apps.ppcc.edu/catalog/ge/cyber-security/

The Cyber Security certificate prepares students for an entry level position in the fields of cyber security and computer networking. This certificate provides a foundation for students to achieve industry certifications, such as CompTIA’s Security+ and EC-Council’s Certified Ethical Hacker. Students completing the certificate will be able to demonstrate knowledge of networking basics, network security risks, cyber security threats & countermeasures, specialized hardware & software defenses, and forensic analysis. Students entering this certificate program should have a good foundation in math and reading, as well as basic familiarity with Microsoft Windows and internet browsers.

Students may be advised to take additional courses to prepare them for the certificate program. Students not meeting a course prerequisite must have instructor permission to enroll.

CIS 223

Linux

3

CNG 101

Networking Fundamentals

3

and

 

 

CNG 104

Introduction to TCP/IP

3

or

 

 

CNG 260

Cisco Network Associate I

(5)

CNG 102

Local Area Networks

3

CNG 132

Network Security Fundamentals

3

CNG 257

Network Defense & Counter Measures

3

Total Credit Hours

17-18

Network+

Gainful Employment Disclosure located at http://apps.ppcc.edu/catalog/ge/network-plus/

CIS 118

Introduction to PC Applications

3

or

 

 

CSC 105

Computer Literacy

(3)

CIS 124

Introduction to Operating Systems

3

CIS 155

PC Spreadsheet Concepts

3

CIS 223

Linux

3

CNG 101

Networking Fundamentals

3

CNG 102

Local Area Networks

3

CNG 104

Introduction to TCP/IP

3

CWB 110

Complete Web Authoring

3

CWB 221

Technology Foundations for E-Commerce

3

Total Credit Hours

27