Computer Networking and Technology
Computer Networking and Technology
Associate in Applied Science Degree in Information Technology (A.A.S.)
Certificate of Proficiency: Network Engineering Technology
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B-STEM Division
Business, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

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The Computer Networking and Technology associate degree and associated Network Engineering Technology certificate of proficiency, based on guidelines from the Association for Computing Machinery, prepare students for jobs that support computing in a networked environment. These include entry-level positions as PC technicians, network administrators, help desk specialists, technical support specialists, and customer service representatives. The A.A.S. degree may also prepare students for transfer to career-oriented B.S. degree programs in IT administration, network engineering, and computer system support.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES
  • Pass industry certifications, including A+, NET+, Linux+, and Security+; Microsoft’s MCTS, MCITP, MCSA, and MCSE; and Cisco’s CCNA.
  • Understand, configure, and install hardware and software, including Internet user software;
  • Understand, describe, and apply network protocols and standards;
  • Explain computing practices and procedures found in most organizations;
  • Use printed and online technical documentation;
  • Describe how the Internet works;
  • Work effectively individually and in workgroups to install and implement information technology;
  • Demonstrate written and oral communication skills.

Admission requires a high school diploma or its equivalent, one year of high school algebra, and computer literacy. Applicants must demonstrate competency in English composition, reading, and mathematics, as determined by placement testing. Students who are required to complete foundations courses must plan their curriculum with an academic advisor.

The A.A.S. in Computer Networking and Technology was not developed as a transfer curriculum; however, students have successfully transferred to, and completed bachelor’s degrees at, several technically-oriented institutions including NJIT, Fairleigh Dickinson University, DeVry University, Drexel University, and Peirce College.

The Network Engineering Technology certificate of proficiency is intended to provide the technical material covered in the A.A.S. degree. Certificate coursework may be applied toward the A.A.S. degree.

SEE ALSO:
Computer Information Systems degree program
Computer Science degree program
Computer Science certificate program
Cybersecurity degree program
Database Administration certificate program
Mobile and Web Computing certificate program

DEGREE CURRICULUM
2019-2020 Academic Year
 earlier / Archive
INFO.TECH.AAS
CIP 110201

The course sequence below represents a recommended example of how this degree program can be completed in two years, presuming a Fall Term start and satisfaction of all Developmental Studies (Foundations courses) requirements and prerequisites. Actual approaches toward completion depend on each student's anticipated transfer institution, career objectives, or other individual circumstances.

Students are encouraged to meet regularly with an academic advisor or Success Coach to consider options, establish plans, and monitor progress.

Code Course (lecture/lab hours) Credits
To Do This Semester
FIRST SEMESTER
ENG 101 English Composition I (3/0) 3

✔ Meet with your faculty advisor to complete an academic plan. Make sure you are aware of any course prerequisites you may need to take, and how long it will take to complete your degree.

✔ Use your online tools: Check your MercerMail daily, utilize features of Office 365, and get to know Student Planning.

✔ Take advantage of Learning Centers or Online Tutoring to support your studies and assignments.

NET 102 Introduction to PC Hardware and Software (2/3) 3
NET 104 Fundamentals of Computer Networks (2/2) 3
NET 120 Windows Desktop OS Administration (2/2) 3
IST  — Computer Concepts requirement (2/2)
  • Select from IST 101, 102, or in consultation with an academic advisor.



3
SECOND SEMESTER
ENG 102 English Composition II (3/0) 3

✔ Transitioning to college can be challenging. Meet with your Success Coach for guidance and support.

✔ Apply for financial aid by May 1.

✔ Contact professors with questions and use their office hours to develop a connection. Talk with them to get the inside scoop on how your profession works.

✔ Be sure to visit the Career Services office to explore jobs, internships, and career information and get help with your resume and other career tools.

✔ Apply for Continuing Student scholarships at www.mccc.edu/m-scholarships.

MAT 125 Elementary Statistics I (3/0) 3
NET 103 IT Essentials (2/3) 3
NET 122 Windows Server OS Administration (2/2) 3
NET 130 Routing and Switching Essentials (2/2)










3
THIRD SEMESTER
ECO 111 Macroeconomics (3/0)
3

✔ Keep in contact with each professor and your faculty advisor. Make sure you are on track to graduate on time.

✔ Work with Career Services to formulate plans for after you've earned this degree.

✔ Develop team and leadership skills by getting involved in activities and clubs.

✔ Apply for Continuing Student scholarships at www.mccc.edu/m-scholarships.

✔ Manage your stress! Take advantage of the MCCC pool, Fitness Center, free yoga and Zumba. Reach out for counseling or other support if you need it. Your Success Coach can connect you with resources.

NET 124 Windows Network Infrastructure Administration (2/2) 3
NET 212 Introduction to Linux (2/2) 3
NET 230 Scaling Networks (2/2) 3
NET 244 Network Defense and Countermeasures (2/2)







3
FOURTH SEMESTER
BUS 230 Global Environment of Business (3/0)
  • May be substituted with another Diversity and Global Perspective general education elective.
3

✔ Get ready to start your career! Begin the job application process.

✔ Discuss your career plans with your faculty advisor. S/he can help you transition successfully.

NET 126 Windows Directory Service Administration (2/2) 3
NET 239 Connecting Networks (2/2) 3
NET 240 Network Security (2/2) 3
  —    — Social Science or Humanities general education elective 3
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NOTE: One or more NET courses may be substituted with acceptable IST, CIS, COS, EET or SST courses, in consultation with an academic advisor.

CERTIFICATE CURRICULUM
2019-2020 Academic Year
 earlier / Archive
INFO.TECH.NET.CERT
CIP 521299
Credit-bearing certificate programs can serve as gateways to earning an associate degree. Students are encouraged to consult the program coordinator, an academic advisor or Success Coach to explore such opportunities.
Code Course (lecture/lab hours) Credits
ENG 101 English Composition I (3/0) 3
NET 102 Introduction to PC Hardware and Software (2/3) 3
NET 103 IT Essentials (2/3) 3
NET 104 Fundamentals of Computer Networks (2/2) 3
NET 120 Windows Desktop OS Administration (2/2) 3
NET 122 Windows Server OS Administration (2/2) 3
NET 124 Windows Network Infrastructure Administration (2/2) 3
NET 130 Routing and Switching Essentials (2/2) 3
NET 230 Scaling Networks (2/2) 3
NET 244 Network Defense and Countermeasures (2/2) 3
NET  — Program elective
  • Select from NET 126, 212, 239, 240.
3
  —    — General Education elective
  • Select in consultation with an academic advisor. Students intending to apply certificate coursework toward the A.A.S. degree should select from Social Science, Humanities, or Diversity and Global Perspective general education categories, or MAT 125.
3
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NOTE: One or more NET courses may be substituted with acceptable IST, CIS, COS, EET or SST courses, in consultation with an academic advisor.