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Networking A.A.S.

Department: Computer Science – Networking

Total Credit Hours: 70 credits

Computer networking programs at St. Charles Community College provide hands-on, skills-based training in state-of-the-art classroom labs. The Cisco Networking Academy, Microsoft Academy and A+ programs prepare you for the corporate workplace and industry certifications. Learn how to configure, manage and troubleshoot network workstations, servers, routers and switches. Learn how to properly secure your network, how to set up a wireless network, and how to repair and troubleshoot PCs.

What Is Computer Networking?

Computer networking is an engineering discipline that aims to study and analyze communication among various computing devices or computer systems that are linked, or networked together to exchange information and share resources.

Occupation Overview

Computer network professionals help manage the flow of information between two or more linked computers. They install and test computer and communications media, hardware and software and assist network administrators in the operations of computer hardware, software and communication devices that link computers and remote terminals.

They install, test and debug new network software and hardware. They write documentation and instructions for proper use of the network and help users who need guidance or run into problems.

They help network managers in the evaluation of new applications for use on the network and help install and test software that protects the security of information stored in a network system. They evaluate and install software to guard against computer viruses.

Occupational Outlook

Employment of computer network architects is projected to grow 15 percent through 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for computer network professionals will increase as firms continue to expand wireless and mobile networks.

Salary Outlook

2015 salary projections: Computer network administrators $71,250-$105,750; network engineers $90,750-$131,250; system engineers $80,250-$114,750; and desktop support analysts $52,000-$77,000.

Sources: FOCUS Online Career and Education Planning Systems and 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.

Required Courses

Subject Course Title Credits
General Education Requirements (25 credits)
Mathematics MAT 121 Intermediate Algebra 4
Communication ENG 101
ENG 102 or
ENG 115 or
ENG 125
SPE 101
English Composition I
English Composition II or
Technical Writing or
Business Writing
Oral Communication
3
3


3
Social Science Pick one:
HIS 101
HIS 102
HIS 115
HIS 270
POL 101
POL 102

US History to 1877
US History Since 1877
US History Since 1945
History of Missouri
American Government
State & Local Government
3
Natural Science Any BIO, CHM or PHY 3
Humanities CPT 105 Computer Ethics 3
Elective BTC(BAS)CPT 103 Microcomputer Applications 3
Core Course Requirements (45 credits)
CPC 107 A+ (Computer Repair & Maintenance) 5
CPC 125 Windows Desktop Operating Systems 3
CPC 202 Windows Server & Active Directory 5
CPC 180 Introduction to UNIX/Linux 3
CPC 260 UNIX/Linux Administration 3
CPC 170 CCNA1 5
CPC 171 CCNA2 5
CPC 172 CCNA3 5
CPC 173 CCNA4 5
CPC 290 Virtualization Technologies 3
CPC 299 New Technologies 3
Total Required Hours: 70 credits

Suggested Schedule Planning

Course Title Credits
First Semester (17 credits)
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
HIS 101 or
HIS 102 or
HIS 115 or
HIS 270 or
POL 101 or
POL 102
US History to 1877
US History Since 1877
US History Since 1945
History of Missouri
American Government
State & Local Government
3
CPC 107 A+ (Computer Repair & Maintenance) 5
CPC 125 Windows Desktop Operating Systems 3
CPC 180 Introduction to UNIX/Linux 3
Second Semester (18 credits)
ENG 102 or
ENG 115 or
ENG 125
English Composition II
Technical Writing
Business Writing
3
MAT 121 Intermediate Algebra 4
CPC 202 Windows Server & Active Directory 5
CPC 260 UNIX/Linux Administration 3
CPC 299 New Technologies 3
Third Semester (19 credits)
SPE 101 Oral Communication 3
Any BIO, CHM, PHY 3
CPC 170 CCNA1 5
CPC 171 CCNA2 5
CPC 290 Virtualization Technologies 3
Fourth Semester (16 credits)
CPT 105 Computer Ethics 3
CPT 103 Microcomputer Applications 3
CPC 172 CCNA3 5
CPC 173 CCNA4 5
Total Hours Required for Graduation: 70 credits 70

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Contact Information

Michele Williams,
Office Coordinator
636-922-8334
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Michael Fuszner,
Program Chair
636-922-8322
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Office Location
TECH 105