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.

Network Administration Concentration

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.

Program Outcomes

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.

Career Pathway

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 258 Advanced Windows Server Administration & Support 3
CIS 172 Scaling Networks 3
ESW 207
(15 credit hours)
Food and Culture 3

Fourth Semester

CIS 172B Connecting Networks 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 142 Linux Administration 3
Concentration Elective
CIS 245, or CIS 166, or CIS 275, or MGT 111
(15 Credit Hours)
Database Management Systems/SQL, or
Introduction to Cloud Computing, or
Fundamentals of Network Security, or
Principles of Management
3

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDIT HOURS: 60

Modified: 3/12/15

Cyber Security Concentration

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.

Program Outcomes

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

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 275 Fundamentals of Network Security 3
CIS 207 Introduction to Computer Forensics 3
ESW 207
(15 credit hours)
Food and Culture 3

Fourth Semester

CIS 208 Implementing Network Security 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 209 Ethical Hacking 3
Concentration Elective
CIS 245,
CIS 166 or 
CIS 167
(15 Credit Hours)
Database Management Systems/SQL, or
Introduction to Cloud Computing or
Introduction to Data Storage
3

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDIT HOURS: 60

Modified: 3/12/15

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