Computer & Networking Technology (AAS)

Program Information

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Computer and Network Technology program offers the student a solid, hands-on skill set of computer, networking and internetworking systems, and health information technology principles. Students gain an understanding of the interaction between microcomputer software and hardware, network and internetworking operating systems software and hardware, the use of troubleshooting techniques, and troubleshooting hardware and software tools.

Program Notes

You must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses required within the program.

The semesters in which general education courses (SB, HU, COM, and Science) are suggested are flexible and may be switched in sequence. You may want to consider taking one or more of these courses during the summer session in order to distribute your class load more evenly between the semesters.

For more information, contact an Academic Advisor or the Program Director.

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Recommended Course Sequence

Semester I 16 Credits Grade Sem/Year

CNT140AA and CNT150AA are scheduled at GCC such that both can be completed during the same semester. 

CIS 114AE Excel: Level I 1    
CIS 126AA UNIX Operating System: Level I 1    
CNT 140AA Introduction to Networks 4    
CNT 150AA Cisco - Routing and Switching Essentials 4    
ENG 101 First-Year Composition OR 3    
ENG 107 First-Year Composition for ESL 3    
ELT 101 Mathematics for Electronics I 3    
Semester II 13-18 Credits Grade Sem/Year

NET183AA (Operating Systems/PC) is a prerequisite course for NET271 (Microcomputer Maintenance I: A+ Prep) in Semester III. This course may be waived by the Program Director depending on your background and experience.

See an Academic Advisor or the Program Director during the first few weeks of this semester to apply for your CCL in Networking Administration: Cisco.

NET 183AA Operating Systems/PC OR

Permission of Program Director. (0-2 credits)

CNT 160AA Scaling Networks 4    
CNT 170AA Cisco - Connecting Networks 4    
CIS 117AM Database Management: Microsoft Access - Level I 1    
CIS 133AA Internet/Web Development Level I-A 1    
CRE 101 College Critical Reading OR

Test Reading Exempt on the district placement test. (0-3 credits)

ELT 102 Mathematics for Electronics II 3    
Semester III 16 Credits Grade Sem/Year
REQ CRS Required course(s) not currently available at GCC. May be offered by other MCCCD colleges.

NET220 Health Information Networking (2 credits)

NET 271 Microcomputer Maintenance I: A+ Prep 3    
CNT 171 CCNA Exam Prep 1    
ENG 102 First-Year Composition OR 3    
ENG 108 First-Year Composition for ESL OR 3    
ENG 111 Technical and Professional Writing 3    
SB ANY Any approved General Education course from the Social Behavioral Sciences area. 3    
NS ANY Any approved General Education course from the Natural Sciences area. 4    
Semester IV 15 Credits Grade Sem/Year

See an Academic Advisor or the Program Director during the first few weeks of this semester to apply for graduation with both your CCL in Network Maintenance and this AAS degree.

CNT 205 CCNA Security 4    
CNT 206 CCNA Wireless 4    
CWE 198AA Career/Work Experience 1    
COM 100 Introduction to Human Communication OR 3    
COM 110 Interpersonal Communication OR 3    
COM 225 Public Speaking OR 3    
COM 230 Small Group Communication 3    
HU ANY Any approved General Education course from the Humanities, Arts and Design area. 3    

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