Jul 01, 2022  
Fall 2022 - Summer 2023 Academic Catalog 
    
Fall 2022 - Summer 2023 Academic Catalog

Networking A.A.S.


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School: Mathematics, Science and Engineering
Academic Dept: Computer Science
HEGIS: 5104
 

Important Note about Program Requirements

The requirements listed below are for students entering into this program from Fall 2022 to Summer 2023. 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.

Program Description


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, trouble shooting, 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 of certain courses, students are prepared to take industry standard certifications such as CompTIA’s A+, Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT), Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA), CCNA Voice, and CCNA Security examinations.

Program Learning Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this program, a student will:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to design and maintain secure, voice, video, and data networks.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to implement and configure networked devices.
  3. Demonstrate the skills necessary to administer and monitor networks.
  4. Exhibit mastery of problem-solving skills necessary for troubleshooting networks.

Note: This program has general education requirements that transfer to a four-year degree.

 

Program Map


The academic map below presents the recommended plan of study and will guide you through your program in a timely manner. Click the course abbreviations for full course descriptions. A course may be critical because it is a pre-requisite, requires a minimum grade, or because it is only offered once a year. Missing a critical course may push back your graduation date. Meet with an Academic Counselor or Faculty Advisor to ensure you are on track to complete your program.

Critical Courses should be taken in the order shown to stay on track and graduate on time.

 

 Semester 1

Course
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Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
COMSC 106        3  
COMSC 118   4  
ENG 101     3  
MATH 131     4  
Semester Total Credits     14  

Semester 2

Course
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Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
COMSC 101   4  
COMSC 124   4  
ENG 102     3  
MATH 161     4  
American History or Other World Civilizations Gen Ed Elective       3  
Semester Total Credits     18  

Semester 3

Course
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Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
 COMSC 102     3  
 COMSC 128   4  
 COMSC 130   4  
Natural Sciences with Lab Gen Ed Elective       4  
Semester Total Credits     15  

Semester 4

Course
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Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
COMSC 132   4  
COMSC 142    4  
Computer Science Elective   4
The Arts, Foreign Language, or Other World Civilizations Gen Ed Elective       3  
Semester Total Credits     15  

Notes:

✹ Choose one: COMSC 110 , COMSC 116 , COMSC 120 , COMSC 217 

Minimum Total Credits: 62

Transfer Opportunities


Westchester Community College is committed to facilitating a smooth transfer process to ensure that graduates of the college are prepared to transfer with junior status, and are able to complete a bachelor’s degree within two years of full-time study upon transfer. View 4-year institutions’ transfer agreement information by program here.

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