AAS, Computer Information Technology, Networking

Program Description

The  Computer Information Technology, AAS, Networking 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. 

Recommended Course Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
CIT 112 Network + 3
CIT 114 IT Essentials 4
English/Communications 2 3
Mathematics 3 3
 Semester Total13
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
Diversity 2 3
CSCO 120 CCNA Internetworking Fundamentals 4
Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Science 2 3
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions 2 [3]
Elective 3 3-6
CIT 216 Server+ 3
 Semester Total16
4th semester
Elective 3 6-7
Science 2 3
CIT 274 Ethical Hacking 3
CIT 263 Project Management 3
 Semester Total16
 Total Units60

See Approved General Education List for the AAS Degree.


See program recommendations or 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.
Composition II
Composition II For International and Multilingual Students
Fine Art/Humanities/Social Science3
Recommended: the following courses also satisfy U.S. Nevada Constitutions
Introduction to American Politics 1
American Experiences and Constitutional Change
Pre-Calculus I (or higher)
Additional College Requirements.
Human Relations3
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions 1[3]
Introduction to American Politics
American Experiences and Constitutional Change
Degree Requirements
CIT 112Network +3
CIT 114IT Essentials4
CIT 173Introduction to Linux3
CS 151Introduction to Cybersecurity3
CIT 263Project Management3
Emphasis Requirements
CIT 180Database Concepts and SQL3
CIT 216Server+3
CSCO 120CCNA Internetworking Fundamentals4
CIT 274Ethical Hacking3
Choose 10 elective units.10
Beginning Java
Beginning C# Programming
Beginning Web Development
Linux System Administration
Fundamentals of Network Security
Total Units60

Courses count toward General Education and Additional College requirements. Please consult with Academic Advisement

Students completing this degree 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.