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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 — 

Contemporary Global Studies*

0-3

 

One course that satisfies Contemporary 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 UNIX Operating System

2

CIS 228 UNIX 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 UNIX 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 Contemporary 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+.

 

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