Degree Offered: Associate in Applied Science

Credits Required: 60/61 (2017-2018 Academic Year)

The Computer Networking curriculum prepares students with the skills necessary to design, implement, maintain, and administer LANs and WANs. The curriculum includes courses in software application tools, PC hardware, Cisco Networking Academy, network security, disaster recovery, wireless networking and operating systems, virtualization, installation and configuration. 

Graduates of this program may obtain employment as PC support specialists, network technicians, and network administrators.

Program Outcomes:

Graduates will be able to


  1. Design, implement, troubleshoot, and support small to medium-sized networks for small to medium-sized businesses.
  2. Exhibit technical proficiency in Local Area and Wide Area Networks, which include router and switch configurations, connectivity, maintenance and troubleshooting.
  3. Present a networking project that includes identification and implementation of security measures required to protect computer networks.

Curriculum - 1st Year

First Semester - 14 Credits

CISN 100CISCO I-Network Fundamentals 5.00
CISN 105Microcomputers and Cloud Services 3.00
CIST 100Introduction to Information Tech 3.00
WRIT 101English Composition 3.00

Second Semester - 14 Credits

CISN 110CISCO II-Routing Protocols and Conc 5.00
CISN 200Client Operating Systems 3.00
CISN 203Linux Operating Systems 3.00
LITR 210Concepts of Literature 3.00
WRIT 103Writing For Business/Tech 3.00

Curriculum - 2nd Year

Third Semester - 15/16 Credits

CISF 210Cybersecurity I 3.00
CISN 205Server Operating Systems 4.00
CISN 215CISCO III-LAN Switching and Wireles 5.00
MATH 110Mathematics of Business (or higher)3.00
MATH 126Statistics 4.00
 TAOC Category Three 
BIOL 110Human Ecology & Heredity 3.00
CHEM 105Principles of Biological Chemistry 3.00
PHYS 110Introduction to Astronomy 3.00
 TAOC Category Four 4.00 

Fourth Semester - 17 Credits

CISF 220Cybersecurity II 3.00
CISN 208Help Desk Concepts 3.00
CIST 260CIS Internship 3.00
CISN 220CISCO IV-Accessing the WAN 5.00
CISN 223Virtualization 3.00
 TAOC Category Five