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Computer Network Technician

The Program

The Computer Networking Technology program prepares students for a variety of career opportunities including the networking field. CNT classes prepare students for Cisco CCNA and CCNP certification tests, Microsoft MCSE and MCSA tests, and CompTIA Net+, Security+ and A+ tests. Constantly evolving and modernizing classes include targeted skills training in Emerging Technologies like Wireless, VoIP, VPN, Computer Forensics, Incident Response, Network Security and OS Hardening. Many of these subjects have become basic required knowledge even in other career fields. Students in Business, the Sciences, Arts and Administration of Justice will all need skills in network technologies to excel in their fields. The Certifications for Achievement and Career Certifications provide quick paths to validate training in today's important tech knowledge areas. The program also includes an AS degree in Network Security Administration. This degree incorporates the latest in Emerging Technologies and skills employers are seeking.

AS Degree - Network Security & Administration

See Also: Computer Networking Technology Career Certificates

Freshman Year

Courses Units
Computer Networking Technology 50 (Introduction to Desktop Operating Systems) or
Computer Information Systems 65 (Introduction to Desktop Operating Systems)
2
Computer Networking Technology 51A (A+ Hardware Fundamentals) 2
Computer Networking Technology 51B (A+ Operating System Fundamentals) 2
Computer Networking Technology 52 (Networking Fundamentals) 3
Computer Networking Technology 62A (Cisco Networking Academy CCNA 1&2) 4
Electives Tracks* 6-9
General Education Courses§  

 

Sophomore Year

Courses Units
Computer Networking Technology 62B (Cisco Networking Academy CCNA 3-4) 4
Computer Networking Technology 43 (Professional Communications) 4
Electives Tracks* 6-9
General Education Courses§  
Total units required 60

 

§ Program-based General Education 3 unit requirement. See a counselor.

*Electives

Select from the following tracks for 12-18 units:

CCNP Track

  • CNT 63 (CISCO CCNP Semester 5 – Advanced Routing)
  • CNT 64 (CISCO CCNP Semester 6 – Remote Access)
  • CNT 65 (CISCO CCNP Semester 7 – Multilayer Switching)
  • CNT 66 (CISCO CCNP Semester 9 –Internetworking Troubleshooting)

Network and Wireless Security Track

  • CNT 67 (Wireless Networks and Security CWNA)
  • CNT 68 (Introduction to Computer Forensics)
  • CNT 69 (Network Security Sec+)

Network Administration Track

  • CNT 55 (Windows Server)
  • CNT 56 (Implementing Windows Network Infrastructure)
  • CNT 57 (Implementing Windows Active Directory Services)

Network Analysis Track

CNT 74.1 (Introduction to Linux/Unix, Linux+)
CNT 75.1 (WhiteHat Hacker Penetration Testing)
CNT 75.2 (Wireshark, TCP/IP Analysis and Network Troubleshooting)

Computer Operating System Security Track

  • CNT 55 (Windows Server)
  • CNT 69 (Network Security Sec+)
  • CNT 74.1 (Introduction to Linux/Unix, Linux+)
  • CNT 75.2 (Wireshark, TCP/IP Analysis and Network Troubleshooting)

Computer Forensics Track

  • CNT 68 (Computer Forensics I)
  • CNT 70 (Computer Forensics II)
  • CNT 75.1 (WhiteHat Hacker Penetration Testing)

Note: Request for Course Substitution-Special Studies (CIS 99) Students who wish to fulfill a degree or certificate program requirement with a Special Studies (CIS 99) course should complete a Request for Course Substitution or Waiver form. This form (available from the Division Offices and Counseling) should be completed by students in consultation with academic faculty in order for Special Studies to be accepted in fulfillment of the degree and certificate requirements.

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