Computer Networking Technology

Occupational Major

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Department
Founders 112 • phone (215) 968-8305
Curriculum Code No. 2136

This associate degree major enables graduates to qualify for entry-level advanced positions in computer communications. Major requirements can be met in a two academic year period of full-time study. Graduates might be employed in positions with job titles such as network administrator, network technician, field service engineer, or related occupations. Students who complete this program may be prepared to sit for industry certification exams, such as those offered by Microsoft, Cisco, and CompTIA.

Graduates of this program are able to

  • install, maintain, and troubleshoot modern network hardware and software;
  • design, implement and administer the user's network environment - including file sharing and printing; and
  • devise a network security plan using modern Network Operating Systems, technologies and protocols.

Degree Course Requirements*

Course Credits
COMM110
Effective Speaking F,5
3
MGMT100
Introduction to Business 3,4,8
3
CICS110
Introduction to Information Systems F,9
3
CISC128
Comparative Operating Systems
4
CISC143
Essentials of Networking F,7
4
CISC144
Introduction to Microsoft DesktopF
4
CISC201
Managing & Maintaining the PC F
4
CISC202
Network Administration F
4
CISC244
Intro to Microsoft Server F
4
CISC234
Topics in Networking F
3
CISC235
Network Devices (CISCO) F
4
CISC245
Network Troubleshooting F9
4
Computing Electives D 6-8
Arts/Humanities B,1 3
College Level Writing A,C,2,4,10 6
College Level Mathematics A,E,6 3-4
Total Credit Hours 62-65

Recommended Semester Sequence

The recommended course sequence is designed for full-time students who average 15 credit hours per semester. Students may need more time to complete major requirements based on placement testing. This additional time will entail some adjustments to the sequence recommended.

First Semester

Course Credits
CISC128
Comparative Operating Systems
4
CISC143
Essentials of Networking F,7
4
CICS110
Introduction to Information Systems F,9
3
College Level Writing A,C,2,4,10 3
College Level MathematicsA,E,6 3-4
Total Credit Hours 17-18

Second Semester

Course Credits
CISC144
Introduction to Microsoft Desktop F
4
CISC201
Managing & Maintaining the PC F
4
CISC202
Network Administration F
4
College Level WritingA,C,2,4,10 3
Total Credit Hours 15

Third Semester

Course Credits
CISC244
Microsoft Server F
4
CISC235
Network Devices (CISCO) F
4
MGMT100
Introduction to Business 3,4,8
3
Computing Elective D 3-4
Total Credit Hours 14-15

Fourth Semester

Course Credits
CISC234
Topics in Networking F
3
CISC245
Network Troubleshooting F,9
4
COMM110
Effective Speaking F,5
3
Computing Elective D 3-4
Arts/Humanities B,1 3
Total Credit Hours 16-17

A Placement testing required.
B Consult the list of courses approved for this category. Any course may be chosen.
C Select any two of the following (with proper prerequisites): OADM110, COMP110, COMP111, COMP114
D Choose any CISC, CISF, or CISG course number 102 or higher, or SCIE106.
E Consult an advisor. At least one course must be chosen from the following: CISC127, MATH110, MATH115, MATH117, MATH120, MATH122, MATH125 or MATH140.
F Course requires prerequisite.

1 Satisfies Arts/Humanities.
2 Satisfies Critical Thinking.
3 Satisfies Diversity.
4 Satisfies Information Literacy.
5 Satisfies Oral Communication.
6 Satisfies Quantitative Literacy.
7 Satisfies Scientific Literacy.
8 Satisfies Social Sciences.
9 Satisfies Technological Competence.
10 Satisfies Writing.

NOTE: Computer classes may be expensive. Purchase of equipment may be required.