|General Education Requirements (16-17 credits)|
|Mathematics||MAT 105||Applied Math or higher||3-4|
|Communication||ENG 101 or||English Composition I||3|
|ENG 102 or||English Composition II|
|ENG 115||Technical Writing|
|COM 101 or||Oral Communication||3|
|COM 104 or||Small Group Communication|
|COM 106 or||Public Speaking|
|COM 110||Interpersonal Communication|
|Social Science||HIS 101 or||US History to 1877||3|
|HIS 102 or||US History Since 1877|
|POL 101||American Government|
|Natural Science||CHM 101 or||Introduction to Chemistry||3|
|BIO 105 or||Essentials in Biology|
|BIO 108 or||Trends in Science|
|BIO 110 or||Human Biology|
|PHE 240 or||Nutrition for Weight Management|
|PHY 105 or||Nutrition for Weight Management|
|PHY 111 or||Introduction to Physical Science|
|PHY 125 or||Introduction to Physical Geology|
|COL 101 or||College Success Seminar|
|Core Course Requirements (48 credits)|
|BTC/CPT 103||Microsoft Technologies I||3|
|IT 110||Microsoft Technologies II||3|
|IT 210||Microsoft Technologies II||3|
|IT 130||Introduction to Linux||3|
|IT 230||Linux Administration||3|
|IT 140||Programming for System Administrators||3|
|IT 151||CCNA1 (Introduction to Networks)||4|
|IT 152||CCNA2 (Switching, Routing, Wireless Essentials)||4|
|IT 153||CCNA3 (Enterprise Networking, Security, Automation)||4|
|IT 154||Programming for Network Administrators (DevNet)||4|
|IT 160||Virtualization Technologies||3|
|IT 251||CCNP Enterprise Routing and Services||4|
|IT 252||CCNP Advanced Enterprise Routing and Services||4|
|IT 299||Topics in Information Technology||3|
|Total Required Hours: 64-65 credits|
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Total Credit Hours: 64-65 credits
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What Is Networking?
Computer network architects design and build data communication networks, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and Intranets. These networks range from small connections between two offices to next-generation networking capabilities such as a cloud infrastructure that serves multiple customers.
Computer networks are critical parts of almost every organization. Network and computer systems administrators are responsible for the day-to-day operation of these networks.
Computer support specialists provide help and advice to computer users and organizations. These specialists either support computer networks or they provide technical assistance directly to computer users.
In Missouri, computer network architects earn an averages of $104,650. Network and computer system administrators earn an average of $81,100 per year. Computer network support specialists earn an average of $52,810 per year.
Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Computer Networking Careers
SCC graduates are employed in a broad range of careers including, but not limited to: network engineer, network administrator, systems engineer, technical engineer, data security analyst, systems security administrator, network security engineer, desktop support analyst, systems administrator, help desk assistant, PC technician and IT consultant.