Associate of Applied Science Degree - Computer Information Technology - Networking and Server Technologies Emphasis

The networking emphasis prepares students for careers in current and emerging information system technologies such as network design, network infrastructure, networking services and information security. Students completing the degree will find employment in areas ranging from small office/home office network administration to enterprise scale networks.

Degree Outcomes

Students completing the degree will:

  • Fulfill the requirements for the Associate of Applied Science.
  • Demonstrate competency in their specified emphasis.

Emphasis Outcomes

Students completing the emphasis will:

  • Demonstrate the technical proficiency required to create and maintain small to medium sized networks.
  • Demonstrate the technical proficiency required to configure and secure a network server.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate and work effectively with members of a team and members of external groups.

AAS degrees are non-transfer degrees that are designed for students to enter the workforce.

To earn an AAS degree, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (see requirements for graduation.)
  2. Complete a minimum of 15 units within the college.
  3. Satisfy General Education requirements for the AAS.
  4. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
General Education Requirements
Diversity 1[3]
Highly Recommended:
Business Speech Communications
Fundamentals of Speech Communications
Introduction to Group Communication
Highly Recommended:
Business Letters and Reports
Composition I
Composition I for International Students
Composition II
Composition II For International Students
Technical Communications I
Technical Communications II
Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Science3
Human Relations3
Leadership and Human Relations
Select MATH 126 or higher
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions3
Degree Requirements
CIT 114IT Essentials4
CIT 128Introduction to Software Development4
CIT 263Project Management3
CSCO 120CCNA Internetworking Fundamentals4
Elective Requirements
Select at least 24 units from the following courses:24
Linux Courses
Introduction to Linux
Linux System Administration
Linux Shell Programming
Microsoft Windows Courses
MCITP/MCTS Windows Workstation OS
MCITP/MCTS Windows Server OS
MCITP/MCTS Network Infrastructure
MCITP Application Infrastructure
MCITP Active Directory
Cisco Courses
CCNA Routing and Switching Essentials
CCNA Scaling Networks
CCNA WAN Fundamentals
Fundamentals of Network Security
Other Courses
Security +
Total Units60

See the diversity section of the general education descriptions for a complete list of courses. May also count toward additional college requirements. Please consult with Academic Advisement.

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
CIT 114 IT Essentials 4
CSCO 120 CCNA Internetworking Fundamentals 4
English 3 3
Mathematics 3 3
 Semester Total14
2nd semester
Science 2 3
CIT 128 Introduction to Software Development 4
Elective 3 3-4
Communications 3 3
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions 2 3
 Semester Total16
3rd semester
Elective 3 9
Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Science/Diversity 2 3
Human Relations 3 3
 Semester Total15
4th semester
Elective 3 12
CIT 263 Project Management 3
 Semester Total15
 Total Units60

See approved General Education list for the AAS Degree.


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