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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 — 

Global Studies*

0-3

 

One course that satisfies 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 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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