Cisco Networking Technology

Networking Technology: Cisco - AAS

Effective term: 
2017 Fall
Final term: 
Total credits required: 
Program Availability: 
Shared by: CGC, EMC, GCC, GWC

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.

Program notes

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for each course listed in the Required Courses area.

++ indicates any suffixed courses. A course cannot be used to satisfy both the Required Course and Restricted Electives Area.

BPC170A+ Exam Prep: Computer Hardware Configuration and Support 3
CIS126++UNIX/Linux Operating System (any course) (3) OR
MST150++Microsoft Windows (any course) (3) 3
CNT140AAIntroduction to Networks 4
CNT150AACisco - Routing and Switching Essentials 4
CNT160AAScaling Networks 4
CNT170AACisco - Connecting Networks 4
Restricted Electives
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 Security 3
CIS271DBInformation Security Essentials 3
CIS272DBInformation Security Principles 3
CPD104Career and Personal Development 3
PPT120Energy Industry Fundamentals 3
CIS274DAIntroduction to Power Systems Security 3
CIS275DAGeneration and Transmission Systems Security 3
CIS275DBSmart Grid and Distribution System Security 3
CIS275DCEmbedded Systems Security 3
CIS296++Any Cooperative Education course(s) 1-4 OR
CIS298AA++Any Special Projects course(s) 1-3
CIS121ABMicrosoft Command Line Operations 1
CIS121AHMicrosoft PowerShell/Command Line Operations 3
CIS102Interpersonal and Customer Service Skills for IT Professionals 1
CIS102DACustomer User Support 3
CIS111Ethics in Information Technology 3
ELT100Survey of Electronics 3
CIS224Project Management Microsoft Project for Windows 3
CNT205Cisco Certified Network Associate Security 4
CNT181Cisco Securing IOS Networks 4
CNT202Cisco Secure Firewall Appliance Configuration 4
CNT185Cisco Network Security 4
CNT206Cisco Certified Network Associate Wireless 4
CNT2++++ Any 200 level CNT course(s) 1-4
BPC270A+ Exam Prep: Operating System Configuration and Support 3
CIS238DLLinux System Administration 3
CIS239DLLinux Shell Scripting 3
CIS240DLLinux Network Administration 3
CIS271DLLinux Security 3
CIS275DLLinux Capstone 3
MST155++Any Windows Network Infrastructure course 3-4
MST157++Any Active Directory Windows Server Configuration course 3-4
MST158++Any Windows Server Administration course 4
CIS250Management of Information Systems 3
CIS280Current Topics in Computing 3
CIS290++Any Computer Information Systems Internship course(s) 1-3
ITS240Ethical Hacking and Network Defense 3
CIS197VMware ESXI Server Enterprise 3
General Education
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 assessment 0-3
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.
  1. Identify basic personal computer architecture and components. (BPC170)
  2. Troubleshoot problems with various common hardware and software configurations. (BPC170)
  3. Describe methods of meeting customer stated expectations, and determining customer satisfaction. (BPC170, CNT170AA)
  4. Perform day-to-day administrative tasks in a network. (CIS126++, MST150++)
  5. Design, install, and troubleshoot a Local Area Network (LAN) using industry standards. (CNT140AA, CNT150AA, CNT160AA, CNT170AA)
  6. Configure, install and troubleshoot Cisco router switched network. (CNT150AA, CNT160AA, CNT170AA)
  7. Configure advanced routing protocols, Local Area Networks (LANs), and LAN switching. (CNT150AA, CNT160AA, CNT170AA)
  8. Design and configure advanced Wide Area Network (WAN) projects using Cisco IOS command set. (CNT170AA)