Associate in Applied Science in Networking System Administration

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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.

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

Career Opportunities

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.

Example job titles with salary information
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.

Term 1

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
15-16
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 Mathematics 3–4

Term 2

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
17
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking Or equivalent as indicated by assessment. Meets the General Education Critical Reading area Critical Rdg 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 8

Term 3

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
11-12
CNT140AA Introduction to Networks RC 4
Restricted Elective RE 4–5
Social & Behavioral Sciences Any approved course in the Social & Behavioral Sciences area SB 3

Term 4

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
13-14
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
Oral Comm 3
Restricted Elective RE 7–8

Term 5

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
10-11
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

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++ 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 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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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

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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* Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.