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Computer Systems and Networking Technology-AAS

Computer Systems and Networking Technicians install, troubleshoot, maintain, and network computer systems for business, education, and industry.  This program prepares students to enter occupations that involve networking, computer administration/maintenance, and security. It provides basic networking skills, cybersecurity knowledge, server setup, Linux operation, and virtualization experience. Students who complete this degree will be prepared to sit for nationally recognized certification exams such as the Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA), CompTIA A+, CompTIA Security +, CompTIA Network +, and PC Pro. Skills will be developed by a combination of lectures and hands-on instructional approach with emphasis placed on lab experiences.

Area of Study

Computer Systems and Networking Technology

Type

AAS

Total Program

60 Credit Hours

The fourth digit in the course number indicates the number of credit hours. 

University Requirement - 1 or 3 hours

University Requirement  Department

The 3-hour credit course is required for students who must take at least one remedial course. Students who are not required to take a remedial course may take the 3-hour credit course.  In both situations, the courses (1-hour or 3-hour) count toward electives.

 
UNIV 1001 Principles of Academic Success I University
UNIV 1003 Principles of Academic Success III University

First Year

First Semester - 15 hours

First Year, First Semester  Department
CST 1104 Introduction to Computer Hardware/Software Computer Systems and Networking Technology
CST 1114 Networking Essentials - Cisco I Computer Systems and Networking Technology
CST 1124 Microcomputer Operating Systems Computer Systems and Networking Technology
MATH 1013 Technical Mathematics A, B, C, D, E, J, M and V Mathematics
CST 1104 (Introduction to Computer Hardware/Software), CST 1114 (Networking Essentials - Cisco I), and CST 1124 (Microcomputer Operating Systems) have lab hours in addition to lecture hours. Students may take a MATH course higher than MATH 1013B. 

 Second Semester - 15 hours

First Year, Second Semester Department
ENG 1003 Freshman English I English
CST 1134 Router Technologies - Cisco II Computer Systems and Networking Technology
CST 2134 Local Area Network I Computer Systems and Networking Technology
First Year, Second Semester Department
CST Elective 
 Choose one CST course from the elective pool below  

 Second Year 

First Semester - 15 hours 

Second Year, First Semester Department
ENG 1013 Freshman English II English
CST 2114 Advanced Router Technologies - Cisco III Computer Systems and Networking Technology
CST 2174 Local Area Network II Computer Systems and Networking Technology
CST 2234 Introduction to Security Computer Systems and Networking Technology

Second Semester - 15 hours

Second Year, Second Semester Department
CST 2124 Wan Technologies - Cisco IV Computer Systems and Networking Technology
Second Year, Second Semester Department
Two CST Elective Courses
Choose two CST Elective Courses from the pool below
Second Year, Second Semester Department
Select one Social Science course from the departments below
HIST (History), SOC (Sociology), POSC (Political Science), ECON (Economics), PSY (Psychology), or GEOG (Geography)   

CST Elective Pool 

CST Electives* Department
CST 1154 Computer Coding Computer Systems and Networking Technology
CST 1234 Database Technology Computer Systems and Networking Technology
CST 1354 Computer Forensics Essentials Computer Systems and Networking Technology
CST 2194 Microcomputer Systems Installation and Troubleshooting Computer Systems and Networking Technology
CST 2474 Microcomputer Systems Installation & Troubleshooting w/Inter Computer Systems and Networking Technology
CST 2484 System Virtualization Computer Systems and Networking Technology

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