Associate in Applied Science in Networking System Administration

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Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Computer and Information Technology

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.

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Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Associate Degree
Academic Plan
Networking System Administration (AAS)
Academic Plan Code
3208
Total Credits Required
63–70
Catalog Year
2019-2020

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of the Networking System Administration program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this program. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

Network and Computer Systems Administrators

$81,974

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

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 may be required to successfully complete a College Success Course (CPD150 or CPD/AAA115) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS105 or
BPC110
Survey of Computer Information Systems or Computer Usage and Applications RC 3
BPC170 A+ Exam Prep: Computer Hardware Configuration and Support RC 3
BPC270 A+ Exam Prep: Operating System Configuration and Support RC 3
ENG101 First-Year Composition FYC 3
MAT141 or
MAT142
College Mathematics or College Mathematics Or satisfactory completion of a higher level Mathematics course MA 3–4

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking Or equivalent as indicated by assessment. Meets the General Education Critical Reading area CR 3
ENG102 First-Year Composition FYC 3
MST150++ Microsoft Windows any module Any MST150++ Microsoft Windows module RC
CIS126++ Any Linux Operating System module RC 3
Restricted Elective RE

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CNT140AA Introduction to Networks RC 4
Restricted Elective RE
Social & Behavioral Sciences Any approved course in the Social & Behavioral Sciences area SB 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
Natural Sciences Any approved General Education course in the Natural Sciences area See Academic Advisor for recommended courses NS 3
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication COM 3
Restricted Elective RE

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS266 Network Integration Capstone RC 4
CIS270 or
CNT205 or
CIS271DL
Essentials of Network and Information Security or Cisco Certified Network Associate Security or Linux Security 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

Program Electives

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

A list of program electives for this pathway map
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS163AA Java Programming: Level I RE 3
CIS197 VMware ESXI Server Enterprise RE 3
CIS198 VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale RE 3
CIS200 VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage RE 3
CIS238DL Linux System Administration RE 3
CIS239DL Linux Shell Scripting RE 3
CIS240DL Linux Network Administration RE 3
CIS270 Essentials of Network and Information Security Any RE 3
MST150++ Any MST150 Microsoft Technology Module RE
MST155++ Any MST155 Microsoft Technology Module RE
MST157++ Any MST157 Microsoft Technology Module RE
MST158++ Any MST158 Microsoft Technology Module RE
CNT150AA Cisco - Routing and Switching Essentials RE 4
CNT160AA Scaling Networks RE 4
CNT170AA Cisco - Connecting Networks RE 4
CNT2++++ Any CNT200 level course Any CNT200 level course RE 4
ITS240 Ethical Hacking and Network Defense RE 3

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Disclaimer

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.

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Other Versions

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:

Catalog Year Effective Dates
2019-2020 Current
2018-2019 5/29/2018 – 5/27/2019