Networking Technology Cisco (AAS)

Program Information

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Networking Technology: Cisco program is designed for those interested in supervisory responsibilities working with Cisco Systems networking and Internet hardware. Knowledge and skills are developed to install, configure, maintain, and troubleshoot Cisco routers and switches; configure advanced routing protocols, Local Area Networks (LANs), and Wide Area Networks (WANs); troubleshoot problems with various hardware and software configurations; perform administrative tasks in a network; and develop methods for customer service. Courses in the program are also designed to help prepare students for the Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) examination and other industry exams.

A Cisco Networking Administrator will be required to perform various tasks such as designing, installing, maintaining and troubleshooting Cisco routers and components, Local Are Networks (LANs), and Wide Area Networks (WANs). Additional skills that are necessary include troubleshooting problems with various common hardware and software configurations, performing administrative tasks in a network, developing methods for customer service, and utilizing electronic systems.

Cisco Systems is the world's largest manufacturer of networking and Internet hardware and has seen tremendous growth of market share. The employment opportunities for trained Networking Administrators are outstanding.

Program Notes

An alternative track (Discovery) is available at some colleges for Dual Enrollment students. GCC does not offer these courses currently. 

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 Networking Technology: Cisco) that can be completed before you finish your AAS degree.

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Recommended Course Sequence

Semester I 17-19 Credits Grade Sem/Year
At GCC, CNT140AA and CNT150AA are scheduled such that both can be completed during the same semester. 
CIS 126DL LINUX Operating System OR

Any CIS126++ Any UNIX/Linux Operating System (3 credits)

3    
MST 150EI Configuring Windows 8 OR 3    
MST 150SV Microsoft Windows 7 Configuration OR

MST150++  Any Microsoft Any Microsoft Windows Professional 

3    
CNT 140AA Introduction to Networks OR

CNT140 Cisco Networking Basics (4 credits)

OR

CNT138 CCNA Discovery - Networking for Home and Small Businesses (3 credits) AND 
CNT148 CCNA Discovery - Working at a Small-to-Medium Business or Internet Service Provider (3 credits)   (4-6 credits total)

(CNT138, CNT140 and CNT148 are not offered at GCC but may be available at other MCCCD colleges).

4    
CNT 150AA Cisco - Routing and Switching Essentials OR

CNT150 Cisco Networking Router Technologies

(CNT150 is not offered at GCC but may be available at other MCCCD colleges.)

4    
ENG 101 First-Year Composition OR 3    
ENG 107 First-Year Composition for ESL 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    
Semester II 15-17 Credits Grade Sem/Year

CIS105 is prerequisite to other courses in the program. It may be counted toward Restricted Electives (REs).  It may also be waived by Program Director based on your background and experience and you should take a different RE course in its place.

Students who test exempt from CRE101 should consider taking another general education course this semester to lighten their load in another term. 
 
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 the semester to apply for your certificate (CCL) in Networking Administration: Cisco.
CIS 105 Survey Computer Info Systems

(Counts toward 15 credits of Restricted Electives required for the degree)

3    
OR      
RE ANY Restricted Electives

Any Restricted Elective(s) selected from the list below (3 credits)
(if CIS105 is waived by Program Director)

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CNT 160AA Scaling Networks OR

CNT160 Cisco Switching Basics and Intermediate Routing (3 credits) 

(CNT160 is not offered at GCC but may be available at other MCCCD colleges.)

4    
CNT 170AA Cisco - Connecting Networks OR

CNT170 Cisco Wide Area Networks (WAN) Technologies (3 credits)

(CNT170 is not offered at GCC but may be available at other MCCCD colleges.)

4    
MA ANY Any approved general education course from the Mathematics area. *    
CRE 101 College Critical Reading 3    
Semester III 15 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 Networking Technology: Cisco.
BPC 170 Computer Maintenance: A+ Exam Prep Level I 3    
CIS 126DA UNIX Operating System 3    
CIS 126DL LINUX Operating System OR

CIS126++ Any UNIX/Linux Operating System (3 credits)

3    
OR      
MST 150EI Configuring Windows 8 OR 3    
MST 150SV Microsoft Windows 7 Configuration OR

MST150++ Any Microsoft Windows Professional (3 credits)

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

Any Restricted Elective selected from the list below (3 credits)

*    
ENG 102 First-Year Composition OR 3    
ENG 108 First-Year Composition for ESL OR 3    
ENG 111 Technical and Professional Writing 3    
Semester IV 16 Credits Grade Sem/Year
See an Academic Advisor or the Program Director during the  first few weeks of the semester to apply for graduation.
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    
RE ANY Restricted Electives

Any Restricted Elective selected from the list below  (9 credits)

*    
Restricted Electives 15 Credits Grade Sem/Year

Fifteen (15) credits from the following list of options are required for the program.  Electives must be different from courses used to satisfy requirements specified in the semester-by-semester academic plan shown above.  See the Program Director to help you select the best options for your academic and professional goals.

RE ANY Restricted Electives
BPC110 Computer Usage and Applications OR
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems (3 credits)
 
CIS126++ UNIX/Linux Operating System (any module) OR
MST150 Microsoft Windows Professional OR 
MST150VI Microsoft Windows Vista Administration OR
MST150XP Microsoft Windows XP Professional (3 credits)
 
CIS190 Introduction to Local Area Networks OR
MST140 Microsoft Networking Essentials (3 credits)
 
CIS270 Essentials of Network and Information Security (3 credits)
 
CIS296WA Cooperative Education (1 credit) OR
CIS296WB Cooperative Education (2 credits) OR 
CIS296WC Cooperative Education (3 credits) OR 
CIS296WD Cooperative Education (4 credits)
 
CIS298AA Special Projects (1 credit) OR
CIS298AB Special Projects (2 credits) OR 
CIS298AC Special Projects (3 credits) 
 
CIS121AB Microsoft Command Line Operations (1 credit)
CIS102 Interpersonal and Customer Service Skills for IT Professionals (1 credit)
CIS110 Home Entertainment and Computer Networking (3 credits)
ELT100 Survey of Electronics (3 credits)
CIS224 Project Management Microsoft Project for Windows (3 credits)
CNT145 Voice and Data Cabling (4 credits)
CNT205 Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (4 credits)
CNT181 Cisco Securing IOS Networks (4 credits)
CNT202 Cisco Secure Firewall Appliance Configuration (4 credits)
CNT183 Cisco Secure Virtual Private Network Configuration (3 credits)
CNT185 Cisco Network Security (4 credits)
CNT206 Cisco Certified Network Associate Wireless (4 credits)
CNT190 Cisco Network Design (3 credits)
CNT2++++ Any 200 level course with a CNT Prefix (1-4 credits)
BPC270 Computer Maintenance II: A+ Technician Prep (3 credits)
BPC273 Advanced Server Computer Maintenance: Server+ Prep (3 credits)
CIS127DL Linux Utilities (3 credits)
CIS238DL Linux System Administration (3 credits)
CIS239DL Linux Shell Scripting (3 credits)
CIS240DL Linux Network Administration (3 credits)
CIS241DL Apache Web Server Administration (Linux/Unix) (3 credits)
CIS271DL Linux Security (3 credits)
CIS274DL Linux Enterprise Network Security (3 credits)
 
MST152 Microsoft Windows Server OR
MST152DA Microsoft Windows 2000 Server OR
MST152DB Microsoft Windows 2003 Server (4 credits)
 
MST155 Implementing Windows Network Infrastructure (3 credits)
MST157 Implementing Windows Directory Services (3 credits)
CIS250 Management of Information Systems (3 credits)
CIS280 Current Topics in Computing (3 credits)
 
CIS290AA Computer Information Systems Internship (1 credit) OR
CIS290AB Computer Information Systems Internship (2 credits) OR 
CIS290AC Computer Information Systems Internship (3 credits)
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