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Computer Networking and Systems

Associate in Applied Science Degree
60 Semester Credit Hours; Curriculum: 0142

General Education Requirements:

Credit Hours

Area A — 

Communications

 

 

EGL 101

3

 

One course from EGL 102, EGL 111, EGL 212, SPE 103

3

Area B — 

Mathematics

4

 

(MAT 110 or MAT 114)

 

Area C — 

Science

3

 

One course from a science discipline (PHY 101 recommended)

 

Area D — 

Social and Behavioral Sciences

3

 

One course from a social or behavioral science discipline

 

Area E — 

Humanities/Fine Arts

3

 

One course from a humanities or fine arts discipline

 

Area F — 

Contemporary Global Studies*

0-3

 

One course that satisfies Contemporary Global Studies requirement (GBS 101 recommended)

 

Total General Education Requirements:

19

   

Major Requirements:

Credit Hours

CIS 101 Introduction to Computer Information Systems

3

CNS 105 Networking Essentials**

3

CNS 110 Microsoft Windows Desktop Operating System

3

CNS 111 Microsoft Windows Server Operating System

3

CNS 116 Microsoft Implementing and Maintaining Windows Network Infrastructure

4

CNS 117 Microsoft Planning and Optimizing Windows Network Infrastructure

3

CNS 120 Microsoft Planning, Implementing and Maintaining Windows Active Directory

3

CNS 141 Cisco Introduction to Networks

4

CNS 142 Cisco Routing and Switching Essentials

4

CNS 150 Microsoft Windows Desktop Technician

4

CNS 170 Principles of Information Security

3


Select electives from the following to complete the 60-credit-hour required total:

1-4

CNS 101 Orientation to IT Professions

1

Any CNS course 143 or higher (except CNS 150, 170, 190, 195, 211, 220, 240 or 241)

 

Any CIS course (except CIS 101)

 

ELT 130 Microcomputer Hardware Systems

3

ELT 140 Computer Peripherals**

3

ELT 150 A+ Certification Preparation

2

MAT 116 Applied Mathematics II

3

MAT 140 College Algebra

3


Total Major Requirements:

41


Total Semester Credit Hours for Associate in Applied Science Degree:

60



*Students may take a Contemporary Global Studies course that satisfies both Area F and another Area requirement

**As an alternative to CNS 105 and ELT 140 or higher, students can obtain “Credit for Experiential Learning” through evaluation by Oakton faculty for any of the two third-party certifications offered by CompTIA A+ or Network+.

 

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IMPORTANT DATES


November 11
Veterans Day holiday. College closed.

November 19
Registration opens for spring 2015 semester.

November 27, 28
Thanksgiving recess. College closed.

November 29, 30
Thanksgiving recess. No classes; College open.

December 16, 17
Evaluation Days.

December 17
Last day of student attendance.

December 18
Grading Day. Faculty on campus and available to students at designated times.

December 19
Grades due.

December 24 - January 4
College closed.

January 12
Faculty return for spring 2015 semester.

January 16
Winterim classes end.

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