Associate in Applied Science in Networking System Administration

Degree Information

Academic Plan

AAS Networking System Administration

Academic Plan Code




MCCCD Program Detail

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Computer and Information Technology


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Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program. ++ indicates any suffixed courses. The Network core courses will also prepare students towards industry certifications. For students in the 90/30 program, 4 credits are required in the science area, therefore recommend selecting MAT141 from the MAT options.

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Networking System Administration program provides students with background knowledge and skills required for learning the specific tasks and industry recognized standards associated with computer networks and data communications. The student will develop skills and knowledge required to perform local area network administration and management. The curriculum combines course in network administration with a General Education component.

Program Prerequisites


Required Courses Credits: 26-27

CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems (3) OR
BPC110Computer Usage and Applications (3)3
BPC170A+ Exam Prep: Computer Hardware Configuration and Support3
BPC270A+ Exam Prep: Operating System Configuration and Support3
CIS126++Any Linux Operating System course(s) (1-3)3
MST150++Any Microsoft Windows Operating System course3
CIS266Network Integration Capstone4
CIS270Essentials of Network and Information Security (3) OR
CNT205Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (4) OR
CIS271DLLinux Security (3)3-4
CNT140AAIntroduction to Networks4

Restricted Electives

Students should select 15-16 credits from the following, except any courses used to satisfy Required Courses area.
CIS163AAJava Programming: Level I3
MST150++Any Microsoft Windows Operating System course3
CIS197VMware ESXI Server Enterprise3
CIS198VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale3
CIS200VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage3
CIS238DLLinux System Administration3
CIS239DLLinux Shell Scripting3
CIS240DLLinux Network Administration3
CIS270Essentials of Network and Information Security3
CIS271DLLinux Security3
MST155++Any Windows Network Infrastructure course4
MST157++Any Active Directory Windows Server Configuration course4
MST158++Any Windows Server Administration course4
CNT150AACisco - Routing and Switching Essentials4
CNT160AAScaling Networks4
CNT170AACisco - Connecting Networks4
CNT2++++ Any 200-level CNT Cisco Network Technology course4
ITS240Ethical Hacking and Network Defense3

General Education

General Education Requirements Credits: 22-27
First-Year Composition Credits: 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3)6
Oral Communication Credits: 3
COM100Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR
COM110Interpersonal Communication (3) OR
COM225Public Speaking (3) OR
COM230Small Group Communication (3)3
Critical Reading Credits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
equivalent as indicated by assessment.
Math Credits: 3-5
MAT140College Mathematics (5) OR
MAT141College Mathematics (4) OR
MAT142College Mathematics (3) OR
Satisfactory completion of higher level mathematics course3-5
Humanities, Arts and Design Credits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Humanities, Arts and Design area.
Natural Sciences Credits: 4
Any approved general education course in the Natural Sciences area.
Social-Behavioral Sciences Credits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Social-Behavioral Sciences area.

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Major: 3208
First Term: 2018 Spring
Final Term: Current
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 63-70
CIPS code: 11.0901
SOC codes: 15-1142
Initiating College: Mesa Community College
Program Availability: - MC
Occupational Area: Information Technology
Instructional Council: Computer Information Systems (12)
GPA: 2.00
Last Updated: 04/26/2017