Microsoft Networking Technology (AAS)

Program Information

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Microsoft Networking Technology program is designed to develop skills needed to implement a network infrastructure and install, configure, monitor, optimize, and troubleshoot Windows server and Windows client workstations. Courses in the program are also designed to help prepare for Microsoft Certified Product Specialist (MCP) examinations.

Typical tasks of a Microsoft Networking Administrator include developing a local area network, installing and configuring software, creating and managing user and group accounts, analyzing and optimizing system performance, troubleshooting system and printing problems, interoperating with various operating systems, and working as a system administrator.

Program Notes

You must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program.   Consider taking one or more general education courses during summer sessions to lighten load during the academic year.

A total of 14-15 credits of Restricted Electives (REs) are required for this degree.  Consult with an Academic Advisor or the Program Director for guidance with RE selection and sequencing. 

This program contains has the following two embedded certificates (CCLs) that you can receive along with your Associate degree: Microsoft Desktop Support Technology and Microsoft Server Administration.  If you are interested in the MST Desktop Support Technology CCL, you should plan to take MST141 as your RE during Semester II.

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Recommended Course Sequence

Semester I 14-15 Credits Grade Sem/Year
CIS 105 Survey Computer Info Systems OR

permission of the Program Director    (0-3 credits)

(CIS105 is a prerequisite to courses in later semesters, but its credits are not counted in the program total. It may be waived by Program Director if you have adequate background and experience.)

3    
CIS 121AB Microsoft Command Line Operations OR

CIS221AB Microsoft Power Shell

(Prerequisite for CIS221AB may be waived by instructor based on your background and experience.  CIS221AB is not offered at GCC but may be available at other MCCCD colleges.)

1    
CIS 102 Interpersonal and Customer Service Skills for IT Professionals 1    
CNT 140AA Introduction to Networks OR 4    
MST 140 Microsoft Networking Essentials OR

CIS190 Introduction to Local Area Networks

(CIS190 is an option not offered at GCC, but it may be available at other MCCCD colleges.  Because of its prerequisite, you may need to wait until Semester II to take this course.)

3    
ENG 101 First-Year Composition OR 3    
ENG 107 First-Year Composition for ESL 3    
MA ANY Any approved general education course from the Mathematics area. *    
Semester II 16-18 Credits Grade Sem/Year

See an Academic Advisor or the Program Director during the first few weeks of the semester to apply for your certificate (CCL) in Microsoft Desktop Support Technology. (Note: MST141 is required for this CCL and can be counted as one of the Restricted Electives for your degree.)

BPC 170 Computer Maintenance: A+ Exam Prep Level I 3    
MST 150EI Configuring Windows 8 OR 3    
MST 150SV Microsoft Windows 7 Configuration OR

MST150 Microsoft Windows Professional OR
MST150++ Any Microsoft Windows Operating System course

3    
RE ANY Restricted Electives

(Select a minimum of 3-4 credits from the list of course options below.  MST141 recommended if you are interested in the CCL in Microsoft Desktop Support Technology certificate (CCL))

*    
CRE 101 College Critical Reading


OR

3    
RE ANY Restricted Electives

(If you are exempt from CRE101, you should select other Restricted Electives from the list of course options below. (3-4 credits))

*    
NS ANY Any approved General Education course from the Natural Sciences area. 4    
Semester III 15-17 Credits Grade Sem/Year
CIS 126DA UNIX Operating System

OR

CIS126AA(1) AND CIS126BA(1) AND CIS126CA1)

3    
OR      
CIS 126DL LINUX Operating System OR

OR

CIS126AL(1) AND CIS126BL(1) AND CIS126CL(1)

(Not all of these CIS126++ UNIX/Linux courses may be offered at GCC; others may be available at another MCCCD college.)

3    
ENG 102 First-Year Composition OR 3    
ENG 108 First-Year Composition for ESL 3    
SB ANY Any approved General Education course from the Social Behavioral Sciences area. 3    
RE ANY Restricted Electives

Select from list of course options below (6-8 credits)

*    
Semester IV 16-21 Credits Grade Sem/Year

A total of 14-15 credits of Restricted Electives (REs) are required for this program. The number of REs you need to take this semester will depend on the RE credits you completed in prior terms.

See an Academic Advisor or the Program Director during the first few weeks of the semester to apply for graduation with both this AAS degree and your certificate (CCL) in Microsoft Server Administration.

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Enrolling in more than 18 credits will require special permission.

MST 158DA Windows Server Administration OR 4    
MST 158DB Installing & Configuring Windows Server OR

Any MST158++ Any Windows Server Administration module

4    
MST 155DA Windows Server Network Infrastructure Configuration OR 4    
MST 155DB Configuring Advanced Windows Server Service OR

Any MST155++ Windows Network Infrastructure module (3-4 credits)

4    
MST 157DA Active Directory Windows Server Configuration OR 4    
MST 157DB Administering Windows Server OR

MST157 Implementing Windows Directory Services OR
Any MST157++ Active Directory Windows Server Configuration module (3-4 credits)

4    
HU ANY Any approved General Education course from the Humanities, Arts and Design area. 3    
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    
RE ANY Restricted Electives

select from list of course options below (0-4 credits)

*    
Restricted Electives 14-15 Credits Grade Sem/Year
A total of 14-15 credits of Restricted Electives (REs) chosen from the list below are required for the program.  The courses selected must be different from the required courses specified in the semester-by-semester sequence above.  Consult the Program Director for guidance as to which REs are the best options for your interests and goals.
 
Total credits completed toward the program must meet a minimum of 60 credits. 
CIS 238DL LINUX System Administration OR

Any CIS238+++ Advanced Linux System Administration

3    
CIS 239DL LINUX Shell Scripting OR

Any CIS239+++ Linux course (except CIS239DC)

3    
CIS 240DL LINUX Network Administration OR

Any CIS240++ Linux course

3    
CIS 270 Essentials of Network and Information Security 3    
ITS ANY Any Information Technology Security (ITS) Course *    
MST 141 Enterprise Desktop Support Technician 3    
RE ANY Restricted Electives

See the Program Director to discuss internship and/or special project possibilities.  Internship courses require 80 hours of work experience per credit.  Maximum of four(4) credits from this list allowed.

  • CIS290++ Computer Information Systems Internship (1-3 credits)
  • CIS282++ Volunteerism for Computer Information Systems: A Service Learning Experience (1-3 credits)
  • CIS296++ Cooperative Education course (1-3 credits)
  • CWE198++ Career Work Experience course (1-3 credits)
     
  • CIS298AC Special Projects (3 credits)
  • MST298A+ Special Projects course (1-3 credits)

The following Restricted Elective options are not offered at GCC but may be available at other MCCCD colleges:

  • BPC171 Recycling Used Computer Technology (3 credits)
  • BPC270 Computer Maintenance II: A+ Technician Prep (3 credits)
  • CIS15+ Any CIS programming language course OR
    CIS15+++ Any CIS programming language course OR
    CIS16+ Any CIS programming language course OR
    CIS16+++ Any CIS programming language course (3 credits)
  • CIS280 Current Topics in Computing OR
    CIS280++ Current Topics in Computing (1-3 credits)
  • CNT++ Any CNT Cisco Network Technology course (3-4 credits)
  • MST152 Microsoft Windows Server OR
    Any MST152++ Microsoft Windows course (4 credits)
  • MST244 Microsoft SQL Server Administration (3 credits)
  • MST259 Designing Windows Network Security (3 credits)
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