Computer & Networking Technology (AAS)
The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Computer and Networking Technology offers the student a solid, hands-on skill set of computer, networking and internet working systems and electronics 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.
You must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program.
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.
If you test exempt from CRE101, you may want to consider taking CIS114AE and/or CIS126AA in Semester II to more evenly distribute their credits between terms.
|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|
Mathematics for Electronics I
(ELT101 is offered at GCC only during the fall semester.)
|Semester II||13-18 Credits||Grade||Sem/Year|
CNT160AA and CNT170AA are scheduled at GCC such that both can be completed during the same semester.
See an Academic Advisor or the Program Director during the first few weeks of this semester to apply for your certificate (CCL) in Networking Administration: Cisco.
Operating Systems/PC OR
Permission of Program Director (0-2 credits)
(NET183AA is a prerequisite to a course in Semester III of this sequence. It also may be waived by Program Director based on your background and experience.)
|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|
College Critical Reading OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment 0-3
Mathematics for Electronics II
(ELT102 is offered at GCC only during the spring semester.)
|Semester III||16 Credits||Grade||Sem/Year|
|NET 271||Microcomputer Maintenance I: A+ Prep||3|
Required course(s) not currently available at GCC. May be offered by other MCCCD colleges.
|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|
|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|