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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 Associate Degree
- Academic Plan
- Networking System Administration (AAS)
- Academic Plan Code
- Total Credits Required
- Catalog Year
Successful completion of this 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
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.
|Survey of Computer Information Systems or Computer Usage and Applications||RC||3|
|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 or a grade of C or better in ENG091 or ESL097.||FYC||3|
|College Mathematics or College Mathematics||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in each of the following courses: (MAT055, MAT056, and MAT057), OR a grade of C or better in MAT085 or MAT09+ or MAT12+, OR an appropriate district placement. or Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in each of the following courses: (MAT055, MAT056, and MAT057), OR a grade of C or better in MAT085 or MAT09+ or MAT12+, OR an appropriate district placement.||Or satisfactory completion of a higher level Mathematics course||MA||3–4|
|CRE101||College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in (ENG101 or ENG107) and (RDG095 or RDG100 or RDG111 or RDG112 or RDG113 or an appropriate district placement or permission of Instructor).||Or equivalent as indicated by assessment. Meets the General Education Critical Reading area||CR||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||No requisites or No requisites or Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG101, or ENG107, or equivalent. or No requisites||COM||3|
|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 Linux Security||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CNT150 or any MST150 course, or permission of Instructor. or Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CNT170AA or Certified Cisco Networking Associate (CCNA) certification or permission of Instructor. or Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS240DL 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++||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||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
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.
Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.
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).
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|
|2018-2019||5/29/2018 – 5/27/2019|