Networking Technology Cisco (AAS)

Program Information

A Cisco Systems recognized Regional or Local Academy, prepares students for industry-recognized certification. The curriculum is taught by Cisco Systems Certified Professionals. The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Networking Technology: Cisco provides training for a supervisory position working with Cisco Systems networking and Internet hardware. Knowledge and skills are developed to install, configure, maintain, and troubleshoot Cisco routers and components, advanced routing protocols, Local Area Networks (LANs), and Wide Area Networks (WANs); troubleshoot problems with various common hardware and software configurations; perform administrative tasks in a network; develop methods for customer service. Courses in the program also prepare students for the Cisco Certified Networking Associate examination. 
 
A Cisco networking Administrator will be required to perform various tasks such as designing, installing, maintaining and troubleshooting Cisco routers and components, Local Area 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

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.

A total of 15 credits of Restricted Electives are required for this program. Some restricted electives may have prerequisites and/or corequisites that are not included in the total program credits. If you are interested in taking restricted electives that have additional requisites, you will need to adjust your academic plan to incorporate these courses, or obtain permission from your instructor to waive these requirements based on prior experience and/or training.

At this time, GCC only offers courses for the Exploration program track. If you are interested in the Discovery program track, courses for this program may be available online and/or in-person at another MCCCD college for Dual Enrollment students.

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

Name: SID:
Advisor: Catalog Year:

 

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester I 17-19 Credits Grade Sem/Year

MST150 (Microsoft Windows Professional), MST150VI (Microsoft Windows Vista Administration), and/or MST150XP (Microsoft Windows XP Professional) are not offered at GCC. These courses may be offered at another MCCCD college; however, GCC will accept any MST150 suffixed course in lieu of these specific Microsoft Windows course requirements.

CIS 126AL LINUX Operating System I OR 1    
CIS 126DL LINUX Operating System OR 3    
MST 150EI Configuring Windows 8 3    
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    
COMANY Any Communications (COM) course(s) 3    
Semester II 15-17 Credits Grade Sem/Year

CIS105 is a prerequisite to other courses within this program. If you decide to take this course, it can be counted towards your Restricted Electives; or have this prerequisite waived by the Program Director depending on your background and experience.

If you test Reading Exempt from CRE101, you should consider taking a general education course requirement from another semester, to distribute your credits more evenly between the semesters.

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

CIS 105 Survey Computer Info Systems 3    
OR
RE ANY Restricted Electives

Select three (3) credits from the Restricted Electives list below (if CIS105 is waived by Program Director).

*    
CNT 160AA Scaling Networks 4    
CNT 170AA Cisco - Connecting Networks 4    
MA ANY Any approved general education course from the Mathematics area. *    
CRE 101 College Critical Reading OR

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

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 CCL in Networking Technology: Cisco.
BPC 170 Computer Maintenance: A+ Exam Prep Level I 3    
CIS 126AL LINUX Operating System I 1    
CIS 126DL LINUX Operating System OR 3    
MST 150EI Configuring Windows 8 3    
RE ANY Restricted Electives

Select three (3) credits from the Restricted Electives list below.

*    
ENG 102 First-Year Composition OR 3    
ENG 108 First-Year Composition for ESL OR 3    
ENG 111 Technical and Professional Writing 3    
HU ANY Any approved General Education course from the Humanities, Arts and Design area. 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

Select nine (9) credits from the Restricted Electives list below.

*    
Restricted Electives 15 Credits Grade Sem/Year

The following restricted electives are offered at GCC. Choose any combination from the list of courses available to complete a total of 15 credits. Please note that courses used to meet other required areas may not be used to satisfy this program requirement. Consult with an Academic Advisor or the Program Director for assistance with course selection, if needed.

BPC 110 Computer Usage & Applications OR 3    
CIS 105 Survey Computer Info Systems 3    
CIS 102 Interpersonal and Customer Service Skills for IT Professionals 1    
CIS 121AB Microsoft Command Line Operations 1    
CIS 126AL LINUX Operating System I OR 1    
CIS 126DL LINUX Operating System OR 3    
MST 150EI Configuring Windows 8 3    
MST 140 Microsoft Networking Essentials 3    
CIS 224 Project Management Microsoft Project for Windows 3    
CIS 238DL LINUX System Administration 3    
CIS 239DL LINUX Shell Scripting 3    
CIS 240DL LINUX Network Administration 3    
CIS 250 Management Information Systems 3    
CIS 270 Essentials of Network and Information Security 3    
CNT 200 CCNP ROUTE: Implementing Cisco IP Routing 4    
CNT 205 CCNA Security 4    
CNT 206 CCNA Wireless 4    
CNT 220 CCNP SWITCH: Implementing Cisco IP Switching 4    

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