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2016-2017 Catalog


Code: F_AAS_NTWT

Campus: Boulder County Campus, Larimer Campus, and Westminster Campus

Network Technologies

This AAS degree pathway is designed to prepare students for positions in network administration and infrastructure. This pathway introduces students to the concepts of installing, configuring, and managing multiple operating systems and provides students with the knowledge and skills to configure, administer and secure data, users, and services using multiple servers.  Students will also be prepared for careers installing, configuring and troubleshooting networking hardware such as wireless equipment, switches and routers. Students will be exposed to equipment from multiple networking vendors and will be prepared for multiple industry certifications such as the core Microsoft Certified Professional examinations or the CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+ or the CISCO CCNA certifications.

Requirements

Students are strongly advised to meet with the Program Director before starting this degree pathway to obtain advisement and proper sequencing of courses.

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
CIS 118Introduction to PC Applications

3

 

CNG 120A+ Certification Preparation

4

or

CNG 121Computer Technician I: A+

4

 

CIS 223Linux

3

or

CNG 201Linux Configuration: (OS)

3

 

CNG 124Networking I: Network +

3

CNG 132Network Security Fundamentals

3

CNG 211Windows Configuration

3

CNG 212Configuring Windows Server

4

Total Credit Hours:23

Select 15 credits from below

Select a minimum of 15 credits from below.  Credits over 15 will reduce the remaining electives needed to fulfill degree requirements.

Course NumberTitleCredits
CNG 125Networking II: Network +

3

CNG 129Wireless LAN Fundamentals

3

CNG 202Unix/Linux Server Administration

3

CNG 213Administering Windows Server

4

CNG 214Adv Windows Server Admin

4

CNG 215Windows Automation

3

CNG 230Fast Track CCNA 1 and 2

5

CNG 231Fast Track CCNA 3 and 4

5

CNG 232Managing LAN Switches

3

CNG 233Routers and Routing Protocols

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Electives

Students must select 3-4 credits from CNG courses.  The remaining 3-4 credits may be selected from any CISCNGCSC, and/or CWB courses to fulfill remaining degree requirements.

Total Credit Hours:7

Required General Education Courses

Arts and Humanities

Select one course (3 credits) from the Approved General Education Electives List for the AAS degree.

Total Credit Hours:3

English

Select one course (3 credits) from below:

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 121English Composition I

3

ENG 122English Composition II

3

ENG 131Technical Writing I

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Mathematics

Course NumberTitleCredits
MAT 121College Algebra

4

or higher

Total Credit Hours:3-4

Natural and Physical Sciences

Select one course (3 credits) from the Approved General Education Electives List for the AAS degree.

Total Credit Hours:3

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Select one course (3 credits) from the Approved General Education Electives List for the AAS degree.

Total Credit Hours:3

Required General Education Courses

Total Credit Hours:15-16

Total Credit Hours: 60-61

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