Networking A.A.S.

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Networking A.A.S.

Department: Information Technology

Total Credit Hours: 64-65 credits

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Subject Course Title Credits
General Education Requirements (16-17 credits)
Mathematics MAT 105 Applied Math or higher 3-4
Communication ENG 101 or English Composition I 3
ENG 102 or English Composition II 
ENG 115  Technical Writing 
COM 101 or Oral Communication  3
COM 104 or Small Group Communication
COM 106 or Public Speaking 
COM 110 Interpersonal Communication
Social Science HIS 101 or US History to 1877  3
HIS 102 or US History Since 1877 
POL 101  American Government 
Natural Science CHM 101 or Introduction to Chemistry 3
BIO 105 or Essentials in Biology
BIO 108 or Trends in Science
BIO 110 or Human Biology
PHE 240 or Nutrition for Weight Management
PHY 105 or Nutrition for Weight Management
PHY 111 or Introduction to Physical Science
PHY 125 or Introduction to Physical Geology
PHY 130  Astronomy
COL 101 or College Success Seminar
Core Course Requirements (48 credits)
BTC/CPT 103 Microsoft Technologies I 3
IT 110 Microsoft Technologies II 3
IT 210 Microsoft Technologies II 3
IT 130 Introduction to Linux 3
IT 230 Linux Administration 3
IT 140 Programming for System Administrators 3
IT 151 CCNA1 (Introduction to Networks) 4
IT 152 CCNA2 (Switching, Routing, Wireless Essentials) 4
IT 153 CCNA3 (Enterprise Networking, Security, Automation) 4
IT 154 Programming for Network Administrators (DevNet) 4
IT 160 Virtualization Technologies 3
IT 251 CCNP Enterprise Routing and Services 4
IT 252 CCNP Advanced Enterprise Routing and Services 4
IT 299 Topics in Information Technology 3
Total Required Hours: 64-65 credits

What Is Networking?

Computer network architects design and build data communication networks, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and Intranets. These networks range from small connections between two offices to next-generation networking capabilities such as a cloud infrastructure that serves multiple customers.

Computer networks are critical parts of almost every organization. Network and computer systems administrators are responsible for the day-to-day operation of these networks.

Computer support specialists provide help and advice to computer users and organizations. These specialists either support computer networks or they provide technical assistance directly to computer users.

Salary Outlook

In Missouri, computer network architects earn an averages of $104,650. Network and computer system administrators earn an average of $81,100 per year. Computer network support specialists earn an average of $52,810 per year.


Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Computer Networking Careers

SCC graduates are employed in a broad range of careers including, but not limited to: network engineer, network administrator, systems engineer, technical engineer, data security analyst, systems security administrator, network security engineer, desktop support analyst, systems administrator, help desk assistant, PC technician and IT consultant.

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636-922-8322
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