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


This degree has associated pathway maps with course sequence(s). We recommend using them as reference instead of the list below.


Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.
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.

What You’ll Learn

This program will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Install and troubleshoot microcomputer problems, including startup, operation, keyboard, display, and other hardware components, interfaces, operating systems and application software.
  2. Explain the role of computer technology, concepts, and terminology in business and society.
  3. Explain and define common networking terminology, planning, design and basic networking concepts.
  4. Administer a network using Microsoft Windows operating systems.
  5. Use troubleshooting techniques to configure, diagnose, and service a variety of networking equipment.
  6. Evaluate, explain, and apply basic security concepts and procedures associated with data, information and networks.
  7. Identify, define and use software components of the Unix or Linux operating system.

Program Prerequisites

Program prerequisites
Course #Course TitleCredits

Restricted Electives

Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
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

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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:
Program Availability: - MC
Occupational Area: Information Technology
Instructional Council:
Last Updated: 01/13/2020