Computer Networking and Cyber Security

Computer Networking and Cyber Security

  • Degree Type Degree
  • Program outcomesTransferEnter the workforce
  • Area of StudyEngineering & Technology
  • Total Credit Hours60-62

Build and protect your computer networks

Learn how to design, configure and protect computer networks against cyber-attacks.

Through Montco’s Computer Networking and Cyber Security Associate of Applied Science degree program, you’ll gain the knowledge to design and build secure computer networks. This program provides a solid foundation in data communications, CISCO router configuration, server operating systems and cyber security.

Graduates are ready to take industry certification exams (such as A+, Microsoft MTA, Security+ and CISCO CCNA) and can expect to work as an entry-level network administrator, security specialist or computer support technician.

After graduation our students frequently transfer to four-year institutions offering computer networking and cyber security program.

Our associate's degree program requires extensive hands-on work in computer labs featuring state-of-the-art equipment.

Program outcomes
  • Analyze and solve computer hardware and software problems;
  • Program and configure Cisco switches and routers.
  • Describe the principles and components of cybersecurity.
  • Apply critical thinking, team building, and problem-solving skills to design, implement, and maintain a secure local area network configuration.

Program Curriculum

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General Education Requirements

Course ID Title Credits
ENG 101  English Composition I  3
Elective Quantitative Reasoning 3-4
Elective Oral Communication 3
Elective Scientific Reasoning 4
Elective Aesthetic Sensibility 3
Elective Cultural Awareness and Diversity 3

Major Requirements

Course ID Title Credits
CIS 113 IT Hardware Essentials and Support 3
CIS 155 PC Applications on Networks 3
CIS 170 Introduction to Networks 3
CIS 171 Switching, Routing and Wireless Essentials 3
CIS 172 Enterprise Networking, Security and Administration 3
CIS 1101 or CIS 111 Programming for Everyone or Computer Science I: Programming and Concepts 3
CIS 158 Windows Server Administration and Support 3
CIS 141 Introduction to Linux 3
CIS 275 or CIS 208 Network Security Fundamentals or Implementing CISCO Network Security 3
CIS 258 Advanced Windows Server Administration and Support 3
CIS 166 Introduction to Cloud Computing 3
Select two: MGT 111, CIS 142, CIS 207, CIS 208, CIS 209 or CIS 275 Principles of Management, Advanced Linux, Introduction to Computer Forensics, Implementing CISCO Network Security, Ethical Hacking, or Network Security Fundamentals 6
CIS 257 Network Planning, Project Management and Implementation Capstone 3

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