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 or higher)

 

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)

 

Area G — 

U.S. Diversity Studies**

0-3

 

One course that satisfies U.S. Diversity Studies requirement

 

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 150 Microsoft Windows Desktop Technician

3

Choose one of the following:

3

CNS 170 Principles of Information Security or
CNS 176 Security + Certification

 

CNS 172 Network Defense and Countermeasures

 3

CNS 174 Introduction to Computer Forensics

3

Total Major Requirements for both tracks:

21


Select courses to a total of 12 semester credit hours for one of the two following tracks:

 


Cisco Track

 

CNS 141 Cisco Introduction to Networks

3

CNS 142 Cisco Routing and Switching Essentials

3

CNS 143 Cisco Scaling Networks

3

CNS 144 Cisco Connecting Networks

3

Total Cisco Track Requirements:

12


Microsoft Track

 

CNS 111 Microsoft Windows Server Operating System

3

CNS 114 Windows Server

3

CNS 116 Windows Server

3

CNS 117 Advanced Windows Server

3

Total Microsoft Track Requirements:

12

 

Select electives from the following:

 

One semester credit hour from the following:

1

CNS 121 Network + Certification Preparation

 

CNS 122 Microsoft MCSA Client 1 Certification Preparation

 

CNS 124 Microsoft MCSA Server 1 Certification Preparation

 

CNS 148 Cisco CCENT Certification Preparation

 

CNS 149 Cisco CCNA Certification Preparation

 

Three semester credit hours from the following:

3

CNS 120 Advanced Windows Server 2

 

CNS 160 Fundamentals of Virtualization Technologies

 

CNS 181 Implementing Cisco Network Security

 

CNS 228 Linux Administration

 

CNS 238 Linux Network Services Administration

 

CSC 157 Python

 

Four semester credit hours from the following:

4

CNS 107 Internet Protocol Internetworking

 

CNS 190 Microsoft Windows Command Line Administration

 

CNS 251 Internship Experience

 

CNS 290 Topics in Computer Networking and Systems

 

ELT 150 A+ Certification Preparation

 

Total Electives:

8


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.

**Students may take a U.S. Diversity Studies course that satisfies both Area G and another Area requirement.

***Students can obtain “Credit for Experiential Learning” through evaluation by Oakton faculty for any of the third-party IT certifications.

 

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