Networking

Course Requirements
ID Title Class Lab Credits
Fall Semester (year 1)
ENGL102R College Composition # 3 0 3
CSCI186R Introduction to Operating Systems 2 2 3
CSCI110R Introduction to Networks # 2 2 3
CSCI101R Computer Architecture & Operating Systems 2 2 3
Spring Semester (year 1)
MATH106R Statistics # 4 0 4

XXXXxxxR

Liberal Arts Elective (Humanities, Fine Arts, World Language, Mathematics, Science, or Social Science) 3 0 3
CSCI175R Introduction to C++ 3 2 4
CSCI106R Communication Infrastructure 2 2 3
CSCI120R

Routing & Switching Essentials #

 

2 2 3
Fall Semester (year 2)
XXXXxxxR Humanities Elective 3 0 3
XXXXxxxR Science Elective 3 3 4
CSCI203R Introduction to Linux 2 2 3
CSCI204R Administering Windows Servers # 2 2 3
CSCI235R Scaling Networks # 2 2 3
Spring Semester (year 2)
XXXXxxxR Social Science Elective 3 0 3
CSCI212R Computer Network Security # 2 2 3
CSCI240R Connecting Networks # 2 2 3
CSCI220R Storage Networks & Virtualizaton # 2 2 3
CSCI296R Technology Capstone # 3 0 3
  or      
CSCI297R Technology Internship # (135 hours) 0 0 3

# - Co/prerequisite Required. See Course Descriptions.
Program of Study is subject to change.

 

Associate in Science Degree

For more information about this program, please contact Robert S. Morris at rmorris@ccsnh.edu.

The Networking career path within the Computer Technology program is both comprehensive and flexible, providing students with several career path choices in the computer science field. The curriculum introduces students to networking systems while integrating these courses with a relevant core of general education electives.

Graduates who successfully complete the program will be awarded an Associate Degree in Networking and can either enter the workforce prepared for jobs, such as PC support specialist, help desk technician, network and server administrators, or they can choose to further their education by transferring credits to baccalaureate programs in Applied Computer Science or Computer Science. Students who choose to continue on to four year institutions are encouraged to select the higher-level mathematics (math at the level of Precalculus is preferred.) All applicants to this Networking program must satisfy the general requirements for admission to the College, possess high school or college credits in English, mathematics, two lab sciences and interview with Program Director. It is expected that applicants already have a basic knowledge of computer hardware and software. Applicants who do not possess this knowledge may be required to take additional courses to meet this need.  Attending college part-time will take more than two years to complete.

Students must earn a grade of “C” or higher in all required CSCI technology courses to progress within this program to graduate.

Students who are unable to pass a criminal background check may find it difficult to obtain or stay employed in the Computer Technology industry.  These students are advised to seek an alternate education program.  Students will be required to sign a program code of conduct that has a zero tolerance policy.  Violation of the code of conduct will be grounds for removal from the program. 

Program Mission

To develop and train networking technology professionals who can help companies manage and protect their systems.  

Program / Student Outcomes

The proposed program will provide students with a strong foundation of understanding in networking.  Students will learn:

  • the focused discipline of networking in technology and develop a foundation of knowledge of the field
  • to write clearly and effectively for defined audiences through a variety of strategies
  • the purpose behind their field of study, how to best interact with the people in their work environment and the career path that is best aligned with their personal goals
  • how to use multiple operating systems commonly found in the technology field today
  • basic security principles for information assurance
  • the basics of descriptive and inferential statistics
  • computer networking through the introduction of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model, the TCP/IP protocol suite, routing and switching protocols, Wide Area Network services, and network design & implementation
  • a programming language and be able to design and implement simple programs dealing with numerical and string processing
  • to implement, maintain and protect a Microsoft Windows Server Domain
  • to perform ordinary tasks in the Linux operating systems
  • the methods in which emerging technologies can be deployed on current and future platforms
  • how to succeed in a networking technology position through an Internship or Capstone course

 

 

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