Computer Networking AAS

 Montgomery County Community College offers two concentrations—Network Administration and Cyber Security—within its Computer Networking AAS program. Both concentrations require extensive hands-on work in state-of-the-art computer laboratories.

The Network Administration Concentration prepares graduates with knowledge and skills in networking, computer support and data communications. Graduates are prepared to work as entry-level network engineers, administrators, and support technicians.

The Cyber Security Concentration prepares graduates with knowledge and skills in computer and network security, ethical hacking, computer forensics, data networking, and computer hardware and support. Graduates are prepared to work as entry-level network security technicians and engineers or computer support technicians.

Network Administration Concentration:

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Analyze and solve computer hardware and software problems;
  • Apply critical thinking, team building, and problem solving skills to design, implement, and maintain a local area network configuration;
  • Program and configure Cisco switches and routers; and
  • Design, implement, and maintain a WAN.

Cyber Security Concentration:

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Analyze and solve computer hardware and software problems;
  • Apply critical thinking, team building, and problem solving skills to design, implement, and maintain a local area network configuration;
  • Describe the principles and components of cyber security;
  • Use computer forensics to investigate cyber-attacks;
  • Implement ethical hacking to assess cyber security postures and vulnerabilities; and
  • Design and implement secure networks.
  • Career Pathway

    Available Fall 2015

    Curriculum

    First Semester

    ENG 101 English Composition I 3
    Math Elective MAT 100 Intermediate Algebra
    or Core Goal 3: Quantitative Skills
    3
    CIS 113 PC Maintenance and Support 3
    CIS 155 PC Applications and Networks 3
    CIS 170
    (15 credit hours)
    Introduction to Networks 3

    Second Semester

    ENG 117 or
    ENG 115
    Writing for Business and Industry or
    Writing for Technical Communication
    3
    CIS 171 Routing and Switching Essentials 3
    CIS 1101 or 
    CIS 111
    Introduction to Problem Solving and Programming or Introduction to Computer Science 3
    CIS 158 Windows Server Administration and Support 3
    BIO 115
    (15 Credit Hours)
    Environmental Biology 3

    Third Semester

    Speech Elective Core Goal 1b: Oral Communication Skills 3
    CIS 141 Introduction to Linux 3
    CIS Concentration Requirement 3
    CIS Concentration Requirement 3
    ESW 207
    (15 credit hours)
    Food and Culture 3

    Fourth Semester

    CIS Concentration Requirement 3
    CIS 257 Network Planning, Project Management and Implementation 3
    Elective Core Goal 6: Intellectual Heritage and
    Core Goal 7: Aesthetic Sensibility and the Arts
    3
    CIS Concentration Requirement 3
    Concentration Elective
    (15 Credit Hours)
    Concentration Elective 3

    TOTAL PROGRAM CREDIT HOURS: 60

    Concentration Requirements


    Network Administration

    CIS 258 Advanced Windows Server Administration & Support 3
    CIS 172 Scaling Networks 3
    CIS 172B Connecting Networks 3
    CIS 142 Linux Administration 3
    Concentration Elective
    CIS 245, or CIS 166, or CIS 275, or MGT 111
    Database Management Systems/SQL, or
    Introduction to Cloud Computing, or
    Fundamentals of Network Security, or
    Principles of Management
    3

    Cyber Security:

    CIS 275 Fundamentals of Network Security 3
    CIS 207 Introduction to Computer Forensics 3
    CIS 208 Implementing Network Security 3
    CIS 209 Ethical Hacking 3
    Concentration Elective
    CIS 245,
    CIS 166 or 
    CIS 167
    Database Management Systems/SQL, or
    Introduction to Cloud Computing or
    Introduction to Data Storage
    3

    Modified: 3/12/15

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