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

Networking & Virtualization Associate of Applied Science

My Academic Plan

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your degree and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a semester, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Pathways Advisor.

Program Description

This program is designed for students wanting to complete a two-year AAS Degree in Networking & Virtualization and enter the workforce. Students explore network operating system management. This degree prepares students for positions in network administration and infrastructure, including installing, configuring and troubleshooting networking hardware such as wireless equipment, switches and routers. Students are introduced to the concepts of installing, configuring, and managing multiple operating systems, and will gain the knowledge and skills to configure, administer and secure data, users, and services using multiple servers. Cloud and virtualization cover the technical skills required to install, configure and/or manage cloud infrastructure. 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+, CompTIA Cloud+, and CompTIA Cloud Essentials, or the CISCO CCNA certifications. Some careers may require a Bachelor's degree. Although some courses may transfer, this AAS degree program is designed for students to enter the workforce.

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First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
CIS 118Introduction to PC Applications

3

CNG 120A+ Certification Preparation

4

CNG 124Networking I: Network +

3

CNG 132Network Security Fundamentals

3

MATH MAT 121 or Higher

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Semester Note: Upon completion of CNG 120, CNG 124, and CNG 132, you should apply for the Networking Basics Certificate.

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
CNG 125Networking II: Network +

3

CNG 212Configuring Windows Server

4

CNG 133Firewalls/Network Security

3

CNG 142Intro to Cloud Computing Concepts

3

CNG 201Linux Configuration: (OS)

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Semester Note: Upon completion of CNG 120, CNG 124, CNG 132, CNG 212, and CNG 125, you should apply for the Network Technician Certificate.

Third Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
CSC 119Introduction to Programming

3

ELECTIVE CNG 230/202

3

ELECTIVE CNG 213 if selecting CNG 202 above

4

ELECTIVE CNG 240/202/213

3

ENGLISH ENG 131/121/122

3

Total Credit Hours:14
Semester Note: Complete 8-10 credits from CNG electives this semester. The Westminster campus offers CNG 230 and CNG 240. The Larimer campus offers CNG 230, CNG 240, CNG 202 and CNG 213. Select electives based on interest area of LINUX, Windows and/or Virtualization pathways.

Fourth Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
ELECTIVE CNG 231/203

3

ELECTIVE CNG 214 if selecting CNG 203 above

4

ELECTIVE CNG 241/203/214

3

ELECTIVE CNG 136/215/243

3

GEN EDUAny Approved Elective Course

3

Total Credit Hours:14
Semester Note: If you are pursuing the LINUX, Windows & Virtualization pathway, you will complete CNG 214 as your final elective.  You will not need to complete the elective listed as CNG 136, CNG 215 or CNG 243
 
Upon completion of CNG 124, CNG 132, CNG 230, CNG 125, CNG 133, and CNG 231, you should apply for the Network Infrastructure Certificate.

Upon completion of CNG 201, CSC 119, CNG 202, and CNG 203, you should apply for the LINUX Server Administration Certificate.

Total Credit Hours: 60

Important Program Notes:

You need 60 credits to complete the Networking and Virtualization Associate of Applied Science Degree. You should not exceed 62 credits. You may want to check with your advisor to monitor your completion progress.