Computer & Networking Technology (AAS)

Program Information

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.

Program Notes

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

This program has two embedded certificates (in Networking Administration: Cisco and Network Maintenance) that can be completed along with your AAS degree.

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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. 
 
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    
ELT 101 Mathematics for Electronics I

(ELT101 is offered at GCC only during the fall semester.)

3    
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.
NET 183AA 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.)

2    
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

Equivalent as indicated by assessment 0-3 

3    
ELT 102 Mathematics for Electronics II

(ELT102 is offered at GCC only during the spring semester.)

3    
Semester III 16 Credits Grade Sem/Year
NET 271 Microcomputer Maintenance I: A+ Prep 3    
REQ CRS Required course(s) not currently available at GCC. May be offered by other MCCCD colleges.


NET220 Health Information Networking (2 credits)

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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 certificate (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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