Networking C.A.

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Networking C.A.

Department: Computer Science – Networking

Total Credit Hours: 32 credits

Computer networking programs at St. Charles Community College provide hands-on, skills-based training in state-of-the-art classroom labs. They help to prepare you for the corporate workplace and industry certifications. Learn how to configure, manage, troubleshoot and secure network workstations, servers, routers, switches and networks.

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

In Missouri, the median hourly wage is $46.16 for computer network architects and $30.93 for computer network support specialists. Established computer network professionals earn between $55,900 and $94,320 per year.

Sources: FOCUS Online Career and Education Planning Systems.

Established computer network professionals typically earn up to $94,320 per year.

Computer Networking Careers

SCC graduates are employed in a broad range of careers including, but not limited to: computer network engineer, network security specialist, network security administrator, network security engineer, information systems security manager, systems security administrator, data security analyst and chief security officer.

Required Courses

SubjectCourseTitleCredits
General Education Requirements (13 credits) - Must Include: CPT 103, CPT 105, MAT 121
Mathematics MAT 098 or higher Beginning Algebra 4
Communication ENG 101 or English Composition I or 3
ENG 102 or English Composition II or
ENG 115 or Technical Writing or
ENG 125 or Business Writing or
SPE 101 Oral Communication
Social Sciences HIS 101 or US History to 1877 or 3
HIS 102 or US History Since 1877 or
HIS 115 or US History Since 1945 or
HIS 270 or History of Missouri or
POL 101 or American Government or
POL 102 State & Local Government
Elective CPT 103 or 3
CPT 115 or
or any other course(s)
Core Course Requirements (19 credits)
CPC 107 A+ (Computer Repair & Maintenance 5
CPC 125 Windows Desktop Operating Systems 3
CPC 170 CCNA1 5
CPC 180 Introduction to Linux 3
CPC 160 Security Fundamentals 3
Total Required Hours: 32 credits

Suggested Schedule Planning

CourseTitleCredits
First Semester (15 credits)
ENG 101 or English Composition I or 3
ENG 102 or English Composition II or
ENG 115 or Technical Writing or
ENG 125 or Business Writing or
SPE 101 Oral Communication
MAT 098 or higher Beginning Algebra 4
CPC 107 A+ (computer Repait & Maintenance) 5
CPC 125 Windows Desktop Operating Systems 3
Second Semester (17 credits)
HIS 101 or US History to 1877 or 3
HIS 102 or US History Since 1877 or
HIS 115 or US History Since 1945 or
HIS 270 or History of Missouri or
POL 101 or American Government or
POL 102 State & Local Government
CPT 103 or Elective 3
CPT 115 or
or any other course(s)
CPC 170 CCNA1 5
CPC 160 Security Fundamentals 3
CPC 180 Introduction to Linux 3
Total Hours Required for Graduation: 32 credits

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Contact Information

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636-922-8334
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Michael Fuszner,
Program Chair
636-922-8322
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