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Computer Systems and Networking Technology-TC

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. Technical certificates are available for those students who desire preparation for more immediate entry into the workforce. 

Area of Study

Computer Systems and Networking Technology



Total Program

30 Credit Hours

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

Requirements - 30 hours

First Semester - 15 hours

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
Students may take a MATH course higher than MATH 1013B

Second Semester - 15 hours

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
Second Semester Department
Choose one elective CST course from the elective pool below.
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

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