Feb 24, 2020
Division: Mathematics, Computer, Engineering & Physical Sciences & Technologies
Academic Dept: Computer Science and Technology
Curriculum Chair: Prof. William Widulski
A Note about Program Requirements
The requirements listed below are for students entering into this program in Spring 2016. Students who entered the program during a prior semester will find their specific requirements listed in the Catalog under which they entered. Archived Catalogs are accessible through the dropdown menu above.
The Networking A.A.S. degree prepares students for work in the field of computer networking. Students completing the degree are qualified for entry-level career opportunities in the expanding field of building and maintaining computer networks.
The program teaches students the information and communication technology (ICT) skills required to design, install, and manage networks. Students learn networking based on technology, covering networking concepts using a top-down, theoretical, and integrated approach – from network applications to the network protocols and services provided to those applications by the lower layers of the network. Students also become competent in configuring switches and routers for both LAN and WAN implementations. Other topics of study include network management, learning how to design and apply Access Control Lists and apply concepts relating to network security, maintenance, troubleshooting, and upgrading of facilities. Basic concepts of computer programming and IT essentials are learned, and students acquire a working knowledge of the Linux operating system. In addition, upon completion of certain courses, students are prepared to take industry standard certifications such as CompTIA’s A+, Cisco Certified Entry-level Networking Technician (CCENT), Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA), CCNA Voice, and CCNA Security examinations.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Students will be able to design and maintain secure, voice, video, and data networks.
- Students will be able to implement and configure networked devices.
- Students will be able to demonstrate the skills necessary to administer and monitor networks.
- Student will be able to exhibit mastery of problem-solving skills to troubleshoot networks.
General Education Requirements - 27 Credits
Students are required to fulfill a certain number of credits within the specific categories shown below. Where specific courses are not listed within these categories, courses must be selected from the list of SUNY General Education Courses .
Basic Communication (3 credits)
Natural Sciences (4 credits)
Social Sciences (3 credits)
Degree Requirements - 37 Credits
Computer Science Electives
Satisfy 8 credits from the following:
Minimum Total Credits - 64
Educational Plan: The Educational Plan is an advisement tool that provides important information to students about how to complete this degree. Click here to Download the Educational Plan .