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Networking Technology: Cisco

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Networking Technology: Cisco provides training for a supervisory position working with Cisco Systems networking and Internet hardware. A Cisco Systems recognized Regional or Local Academy, prepares students for industry-recognized certification. The curriculum is taught by Cisco Systems Certified Professionals. 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.

Job Description: 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.

Job Opportunities: 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.


Academic Plan Code: 
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Total credits required: 
Effective term: 
2017 Fall
Award notes

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for each course listed in the Required Courses area.
A course cannot be used to satisfy both the Required Course and Restricted Electives Area.

This program will be replaced by: AAS/3189 Network and Systems Administration

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
BPC170A+ Exam Prep: Computer Hardware Configuration and Support3
CIS126++UNIX/Linux Operating System (any course) (3) OR
MST150++Microsoft Windows (any course) (3)3
CNT140AAIntroduction to Networks4
CNT150AACisco - Routing and Switching Essentials4
CNT160AAScaling Networks4
CNT170AACisco - Connecting Networks4
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Students must complete sixteen (16) credits from any of the following course. Courses cannot be shared with Required Courses.
BPC110Computer Usage and Applications (3) OR
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems (3)3
CIS126++Any UNIX/Linux Operating System course (3) OR
MST150++Any Microsoft Windows Operating System course (3)3
CIS190Introduction to Networking (3) OR
MST140Microsoft Networking Essentials (3)3
CIS270Essentials of Network and Information Security3
CIS271DBInformation Security Essentials3
CIS272DBInformation Security Principles3
CPD104Career and Personal Development3
PPT120Energy Industry Fundamentals3
CIS274DAIntroduction to Power Systems Security3
CIS275DAGeneration and Transmission Systems Security3
CIS275DBSmart Grid and Distribution System Security3
CIS275DCEmbedded Systems Security3
CIS296++Any Cooperative Education course(s) 1-4 OR
CIS298++Any Special Projects course(s)1-3
CIS121ABMicrosoft Command Line Operations1
CIS121AHMicrosoft PowerShell/Command Line Operations3
CIS102Interpersonal and Customer Service Skills for IT Professionals1
CIS102DACustomer User Support3
CIS111Ethics in Information Technology3
ELT100Survey of Electronics3
CIS224Project Management Microsoft Project for Windows3
CNT205Cisco Certified Network Associate Security4
CNT181Cisco Securing IOS Networks4
CNT202Cisco Secure Firewall Appliance Configuration4
CNT185Cisco Network Security4
CNT206Cisco Certified Network Associate Wireless4
CNT2++++ Any 200 level CNT course(s)1-4
BPC270A+ Exam Prep: Operating System Configuration and Support3
CIS238DLLinux System Administration3
CIS239DLLinux Shell Scripting3
CIS240DLLinux Network Administration3
CIS271DLLinux Security3
CIS275DLLinux Capstone3
MST155++Any Windows Network Infrastructure course3-4
MST157++Any Active Directory Windows Server Configuration course3-4
MST158++Any Windows Server Administration course4
CIS250Management of Information Systems3
CIS280Current Topics in Computing3
CIS290++Any Computer Information Systems Internship course(s)1-3
ITS240Ethical Hacking and Network Defense3
CIS197VMware ESXI Server Enterprise3
General education requirements
General Education RequirementCredits: 22-25
General Education CoreCredits: 12-15
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3) OR
ENG111Technical and Professional Writing (3)
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Communication area.
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment0-3
MathematicsCredits: 3
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.
  • Identify basic personal computer architecture and components. (BPC170)
  • Troubleshoot problems with various common hardware and software configurations. (BPC170)
  • Describe methods of meeting customer stated expectations, and determining customer satisfaction. (BPC170, CNT170AA)
  • Perform day-to-day administrative tasks in a network. (CIS126++, MST150++)
  • Design, install, and troubleshoot a Local Area Network (LAN) using industry standards. (CNT140AA, CNT150AA, CNT160AA, CNT170AA)
  • Configure, install and troubleshoot Cisco router switched network. (CNT150AA, CNT160AA, CNT170AA)
  • Configure advanced routing protocols, Local Area Networks (LANs), and LAN switching. (CNT150AA, CNT160AA, CNT170AA)
  • Design and configure advanced Wide Area Network (WAN) projects using Cisco IOS command set. (CNT170AA)
Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester: GC, EM, GC, GW

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