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Computer Networking and Systems

Associate in Applied Science Degree
Network Security Administration

60 Semester Credit Hours; Curriculum: 0148

General Education Requirements:

Credit Hours

Area A — 

Communications

 

 

EGL 101

3

 

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

3

 

(EGL 111 or SPE 103 recommended)

 

Area B — 

Mathematics

4

 

(MAT 110)

 

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

 

Total General Education Requirements:

19

   

Major Requirements:

Credit Hours

CIS 101 Introduction to Computer Information Systems

3

CIS 118 Introduction to the Linux Operating System

2

CIS 228 Linux Administration

3

CNS 105 Networking Essentials**

3

CNS 110 Microsoft Windows Desktop Operating System

3

CNS 170 Principles of Information Security

3

CNS 171 Network Security Hardening

3

CNS 172 Network Defense and Countermeasures

3

CNS 174 Introduction to Computer Forensics

3

CNS 176 Security+ Certification

3

CNS 195 TCP/IP Packet Analysis

3

ELT 130 Microcomputer Hardware Systems

3


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

3-6

CNS 101 Orientation to IT Professions

1

Any CNS course 111 or higher (except CNS 170, 171, 172, 174, 176, 195, 240 or 241)

 

CIS 103 Computer Software and Concepts

4

CIS 238 Linux Network Services Administration

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 (GBS 101 recommended.)

**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+.

Also see
Computer Networking and Systems Department
Careers in Computer Networking and Systems
All Degrees and Certificates

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Oakton holds a special place for John Nebl, a police officer who took classes at the College during the 1980s. Not only did he find his vocation, he also found his wife.

 

IMPORTANT DATES


April 6
Registration opens for fall 2016 semester.

May 12, 13
Evaluation Days.

May 13
Last day of student attendance.

May 16
First summer 2016 interim classes begin.

May 16
Grading Day
Faculty on campus and available to students at designated times.

May 17
Faculty grading due.

May 17
Commencement.

May 30
Memorial Day holiday, College closed.

June 6
Summer 2016 eight-week session classes begin.

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