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.
Important information you’ll need when applying to MCC:
- Academic Career
- Degree/Certificate Type
- Career and Technical Degree
- Academic Plan
- Networking System Administration (AAS)
- Academic Plan Code
- Total Credits Required
This pathway map can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this pathway map. Some of the opportunities presented below may require either a bachelor degree or a post-graduate level education.
|Occupation / Title||Annual Median Wage|
|Network and Computer Systems Administrators||$77,160|
|Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.|
Course Sequence by Term
The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:
- The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
- Initial course placement is determined by placement tests and completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites and program prerequisites.
- Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.
|Survey of Computer Information Systems or
Computer Usage and Applications
|BPC170||A+ Exam Prep: Computer Hardware Configuration and Support||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS105 or permission of Instructor.||RC||3|
|BPC270||A+ Exam Prep: Operating System Configuration and Support||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS105 or permission of Instructor.||RC||3|
|ENG101||First-Year Composition||Prerequisites: Appropriate writing placement test score, or a grade of "C" or better in ENG091 or ESL097.||FYC||3|
|College Mathematics or
|Prerequisites: Appropriate math score OR grade of C or better for MAT090 or MAT091 or MAT092 OR (appropriate diagnostic score or grade of C or better in each of the following courses: MAT055 & MAT056 & MAT057) or grade of C or better in MAT120/121/122.||Or satisfactory completion of a higher level Mathematics course||Mathematics||3–4|
|CRE101||College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking||Prerequisites: (A grade of C or better in ENG101 or ENG107) and (appropriate reading placement test score or a grade of C or better in RDG095 or RDG100 or RDG111 or RDG112 or RDG113 or permission of Instructor).||Or equivalent as indicated by assessment. Meets the General Education Critical Reading area||Critical Rdg||3|
|ENG102||First-Year Composition||Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in ENG101.||FYC||3|
|MST150++||Microsoft Windows any module||Any MST150++ Microsoft Windows module||RC|
|CIS126++||Any Linux Operating System module||RC||3|
|CNT140AA||Introduction to Networks||RC||4|
|Social & Behavioral Sciences||Any approved course in the Social & Behavioral Sciences area||SB||3|
|Natural Sciences||Any approved General Education course in the Natural Sciences area||See Academic Advisor for recommended courses||NS||3|
|Introduction to Human Communication or
Interpersonal Communication or
Public Speaking or
Small Group Communication
|CIS266||Network Integration Capstone||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in (CIS238DL and CIS240DL) or CNT170AA or (MST155DA and MST157DA) and (CIS270 or CIS271DL or CNT205) or associated industry certifications or permission of Instructor.||RC||4|
|Essentials of Network and Information Security or
Cisco Certified Network Associate Security or
|Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CNT150 or any MST150 course, or permission of Instructor.||RC||3–4|
|Humanities & Fine Arts||Any approved General Education course in the Humanities & Fine Arts area||See Academic Advisor for recommended course||HU||3|
Students should select 15-16 credits from the following, except any courses used to satisfy Required Courses area.
Select from the following list of courses to satisfy the restricted electives requirement
|CIS163AA||Java Programming: Level I||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS105 or permission of Instructor.||RE||3|
|CIS197||VMware ESXI Server Enterprise||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in (CIS126DL or MST150 (any module)) and (CIS190 or MST140), or permission of Instructor.||RE||3|
|CIS198||VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS197.||RE||3|
|CIS200||VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CNT140AA and CIS197.||RE||3|
|CIS238DL||Linux System Administration||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS126DL or CIS126RH or permission of Instructor.||RE||3|
|CIS239DL||Linux Shell Scripting||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS126DL or CIS126RH or permission of Instructor.||RE||3|
|CIS240DL||Linux Network Administration||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS126DL or CIS126RH or permission of Instructor.||RE||3|
|CIS270||Essentials of Network and Information Security||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CNT150 or any MST150 course, or permission of Instructor.||Any||RE||3|
|MST150++||Microsoft Technology||Any MST150 Microsoft Technology Module||RE||3|
|MST155++||Microsoft Windows||Any MST155 Microsoft Technology Module||RE||4|
|MST157++||Microsoft Windows||Any MST157 Microsoft Technology Module||RE||4|
|MST158++||Microsoft Windows||Any MST158 Microsoft Technology Module||RE||4|
|CNT150AA||Cisco - Routing and Switching Essentials||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CNT140AA or permission of Instructor.||RE||4|
|CNT160AA||Scaling Networks||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CNT150AA, or permission of Instructor.||RE||4|
|CNT170AA||Cisco - Connecting Networks||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CNT160AA, or permission of Instructor.||RE||4|
|CNT2++++||Any CNT200 level course||Any CNT200 level course||RE||4|
|ITS240||Ethical Hacking and Network Defense||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ITS110, or CNT205, or CIS270, or CIS271DB, or CIS272DB, or permission of Instructor.||RE||3|
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Program Area Key
- Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
- FYC = First Year Composition
- HUM = Humanities, Arts and Design
- Mathematics = Mathematics
- NS = Natural Science
- Oral Comm = Oral Communication
- PP = Program Prerequisite
- SB = Social-Behavioral Sciences
- RC = Required Courses
- RE = Restricted Electives
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.
All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.
View MCCCD’s program website for the Associate in Applied Science in Networking System Administration (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm3?id=109673).
* Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.