Associate of Applied Science - Computer Information Technology - Networking 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 Emphasis Outcomes

Students completing this emphasis will:

  • Demonstrate the technical proficiency required to create and maintain small to medium sized networks.
  • Illustrate the technical proficiency required to configure and secure a network with the industry recognized Cybersecurity measure, to modify the base programming for webpage troubleshooting process.
  • Students will communicate and work effectively with other team members in a scenario-type project environment to complete the required tasks which will parallel real-world requirements. 

AAS degrees are generally 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
English/Communications6
Required:
Composition II
Composition II For International Students
Fine Art/Humanities/Social Science3
Mathematics3
Recommended:
Pre-Calculus I (or higher)
Science3
Additional College Requirements.
Diversity3
Human Relations3
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions 1[3]
Required: Choose one or two courses from the following
Introduction to American Politics
American Experiences and Constitutional Change
US History to 1877
and U. S. History since 1877
US History to 1877
and Nevada History
US History to 1877
and Nevada Constitution
US History to 1877
and Survey of State and Local Government
Degree Requirements
CIT 112Network +3
CIT 114IT Essentials4
CIT 128Introduction to Software Development4
CIT 173Introduction to Linux3
CS 151Introduction to Cybersecurity3
Emphasis Requirements
CIT 180Database Concepts and SQL3
CIT 211MCITP/MCTS Windows Workstation OS4
CIT 215MCITP Active Directory4
CIT 216Server+3
Electives
Choose 8 elective Units8
Beginning Java
Beginning C# Programming
Beginning Web Development
Web Script Language Programming
Linux System Administration
CCNA Internetworking Fundamentals
CCNA Routing and Switching Essentials
Fundamentals of Network Security
Total Units60
1

Course may also count toward degree requirements. Please consult with Academic Advisement

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
CIT 112 Network + 3
CIT 114 IT Essentials 4
CIT 128 Introduction to Software Development 4
English/Communications 2 3
Mathematics 2 3
 Semester Total17
2nd semester
CS 151 Introduction to Cybersecurity 3
CIT 173 Introduction to Linux 3
CIT 180 Database Concepts and SQL 3
English/Communications 3 3
Human Relations 2 3
 Semester Total15
3rd semester
CIT 211 MCITP/MCTS Windows Workstation OS 4
CIT 215 MCITP Active Directory 4
Diversity 2 3
Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Science 2 3
 Semester Total14
4th semester
CIT 216 Server+ 3
Elective 3 5
Science 2 3
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions 3 3
 Semester Total14
 Total Units60
2

See Approved General Education List for the AAS Degree.

3

See program recommendations or requirements.