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*

COMM110 Effective Speaking G,1 3
MGMT100 Introduction to Business2 3
COMM105 Interpersonal Communications 5 3
CISC128 Comparative Operating Systems 4
CISC143 Essentials of Networking G 4
CISC144 Introduction to MS Windows Professional G 4
CISC201 Managing & Maintaining the PC G 4
CISC202 Network Administration G 4
CISC244 Intro to MS Windows Server G 4
CISC234 Topics in Networking G 3
CISC235 Network Devices (CISCO) G 4
CISC245 Network Troubleshooting G 4
Computing ElectiveE 3
Cultural PerspectivesC 3
College Level WritingA,B 6
College Level Mathematics ElectiveA,D,3 3
INTG285 Integration of KnowledgeG,4 3
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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

CISC128 Comparative Operating Systems 4
CISC143 Essentials of Networking G 4
MGMT100 Introduction to Business 3
College Level WritingA,B 3
MathematicsA,D,3 3
17

Second Semester

CISC144 Introduction to MS Windows Professional G 4
CISC201 Managing & Maintaining the PC G 4
CISC202 Network Administration G 4
College Level WritingA,B 3
15

Third Semester

CISC244 MS Windows Server G 4
CISC235 Network Devices (CISCO) G 4
COMM110 Effective Speaking G,1 3
Cultural PerspectivesC 3
Computing Elective E 3
17

Fourth Semester

CISC234 Topics in Networking G 3
CISC245 Network Troubleshooting G 4
COMM105 Interpersonal Communications 5 3
INTG285 Integration of KnowledgeF,G,4 3
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A Placement testing required.
B Select any two of the following (with proper prerequisites): OADM110, COMP110, COMP111, COMP114
C Consult the list of courses approved for this category. Any course may be chosen.
D Consult an advisor. At least one course must be chosen from the following: MATH110, MATH115, MATH117, MATH120, MATH122, MATH125 or MATH140.
EChoose any CISC, CISF, or CISG course number 102 or higher, or SCIE106.
F Any INTG course may be chosen.
GCourse requires prerequisite.

1 Satisfies Creative Expression
2 Satisfies Social Perspectives
3 Satisfies College Level Mathematics or Science
4 Satisfies Writing Intensive requirement
5 Satisfies Personal Health

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