Network Administration

Network Administration - AAS

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Network Administration program is designed to provide the student with training for a variety of positions related to computer systems. Career opportunities include Local Area Network (LAN) administrator, systems analyst and technical support. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) is also available.

Program Code

3794 Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Network Administration

Other Degree Options

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Network Administration is built into this degree. If you complete the AAS you will also receive the CCL. 

Course Format

Classes are offered in a variety of formats: in-person, online, hybrid, day, evening, full-time and part-time.  

How long will it take?

It takes a minimum of 2 years as a full-time student. This estimate does not include developmental education courses (courses under 100 level).

Textbooks

Many CIS classes use low or no-cost textbooks. General Education courses may have textbooks that cost more.

Program Curriculum 

Requirements: 62-67 credits

Suggested Course Sequence

Semester 1

  • CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems (3)
  • ENG101 or ENG107 First-Year Composition (3)
  • Any approved G.E. Mathematics course (100 level) (3-5)
  • Oral Communication course (COM100 or COM110 or COM225 or COM230) (3)
  • Total Credits: 12-14

Semester 2

  • BPC170 A+ Exam Prep: Computer Hardware Configuration and Support (3)
  • BPC270 A+ Exam Prep: Operating System Configuration and Support (3)
  • CIS190 Introduction to Local Area Networks (3)
  • CRE101 College Critical Reading & Critical Thinking (3) OR equivalent as indicated by assessment
  • Any approved G.E. Social-Behavioral Science course (3)
  • Total Credits: 12-15

Semester 3

  • CIS117DM Microsoft Access: Database Management (3) OR CIS276++ Any Database Management Systems course (3)
  • CIS126RH Red Hat System Administration I (3) 
  • MST150++ Any Microsoft Windows Operating System course (3)
  • Restricted CIS Elective (3)
  • ENG102 or ENG108 First-Year Composition (3)
  • Total Credits: 15

Semester 4

  • CIS175SA Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices (3)
  • CIS197 VMware ESXI Server Enterprise (3)
  • CIS238RH Red Hat System Administration II (3)
  • CIS270 Essentials of Network and Information Security (3)
  • Any approved G.E. Humanities, Arts and Design course (3)
  • Total Credits: 15

Semester 5

  • MST158DB Installing and Configuring Windows Server (4) OR MST158++ Any Microsoft Windows Server course (4)
  • Any approved G.E. Natural Science course (4)
  • Total Credits: 8
MCCCD Program and Award Information
Major: 
3794
Effective term: 
2019 Spring
Final term: 
9999
Award: 
AAS
Total credits required: 
62-67
CIP Code: 
11.0901
Description

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Network Administration program is designed to provide the student with training for a variety of positions related to computer systems. Career opportunities include Local Area Network (LAN) administrator, systems analyst and technical support. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) is also available.

Award notes

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

Effective Spring 2019, the Computer Information System (CIS) courses required by this program are not applicable if taken more than eight (8) years prior to the completion of the program of study. Consult with an Academic Advisor for complete information.

Program prerequisites
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
equivalent as indicated by assessment.0-3
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:37
BPC170A+ Exam Prep: Computer Hardware Configuration and Support3
BPC270A+ Exam Prep: Operating System Configuration and Support3
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems3
 
CIS117DMMicrosoft Access: Database Management (3) OR
CIS276++Any Database Management Systems course (3)3
 
CIS126DLLinux Operating System3
CIS175SAInterconnecting Cisco Network Devices3
CIS190Introduction to Networking3
CIS197VMware ESXI Server Enterprise3
CIS226ALInternet/Intranet Server Administration-Linux3
CIS270Essentials of Network and Information Security3
 
MST150++Any Microsoft Windows course3
 
MST158DBInstalling and Configuring Windows Server (4) OR
MST158++Any Microsoft Windows Server course (4)4
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:3
CIS133DAInternet/Web Development Level I3
CIS150Programming Fundamentals3
CIS159Visual Basic Programming I3
CIS162ADC#: Level I3
 
CIS166Web Scripting/Programming (3) OR
CIS166++Any Web Scripting/Programming course (3)3
 
CIS224Project Management Microsoft Project for Windows3
CIS225ABObject-Oriented Analysis and Design3
CIS280Current Topics in Computing3
CIS290++Any Computer Information Systems Internship course1-3
CIS298ACSpecial Projects3
MST+++++Any MST Microsoft Technology course except courses used to satisfy Required Courses area3
General education requirements
General Education RequirementCredits: 22-24
 
General Education CoreCredits: 12-14
 
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
Any approved general education courses from the First-Year Composition area.
 
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Oral Communication area.
 
Critical ReadingCredits: 0
Met by CRE101 or equivalent as indicated by assessment in the Program Prerequisites area.
 
MathematicsCredits: 3-5
Any approved general education course from the Mathematics area.
 
General Education DistributionCredits: 10
 
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Humanities, Arts and Design area.
 
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Social-Behavioral Sciences area.
 
Natural SciencesCredits: 4
Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area.
Competencies
  • Set up the basic hardware and software components of a computer system and troubleshoot problems with various common hardware/software configurations. (BPC170)
  • Demonstrate the skills necessary to perform preventive maintenance on computer equipment including desktop and laptop PCs, operating systems, peripherals, networks and security. (BPC270)
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of computer information systems, fundamental computer concepts, and programming techniques. (CIS105)
  • Identify database evaluation criteria, and apply them to one or more database systems, and to one or more database schemas. (CIS117DM, CIS276++)
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to administer or manage a local area network operating system. (CIS126DL)
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to interconnect existing computer networks utilizing Cisco Network Devices applications. (CIS175SA)
  • Describe LAN terminology, hardware and software, connectivity, resource monitoring and sharing, electronic mail and messaging, and identify and describe security issues. (CIS190)
  • Describe and design a local area network using industry standards. (CIS190)
  • Describe troubleshooting procedures for LAN installation and operational problems. (CIS190)
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to develop cloud infrastructure through virtualization. (CIS197)
  • Demonstrate the skills necessary to install, configure, use and maintain a Linux operating system. (CIS226AL)
  • Explain how to configure and secure access to servers, workstations and other devices in networks. (CIS270)
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to perform day-to-day administration tasks in a Microsoft Windows-based network. (MST150++)
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to install and configure Windows Server. (MST158DB, MST158++)