2022-2023 Course Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Sep 27, 2023  
2022-2023 Course Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Networking Specialist, AAS

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Program Description

The Networking Specialist program is a sequence of courses designed to provide students with an understanding of the concepts, principles, and techniques required in computer information processing. Graduates are to be competent in the general areas of language arts or communication, humanities or fine arts, social or behavioral sciences, and natural sciences or mathematics, as well as in the technical areas of computer terminology and concepts, program design and development, and computer networking. Program graduates are qualified for employment as networking specialists.

View the Networking Specialist AAS Program Fact Sheet   for additional information.

Students who choose CIST 2461 and CIST 2463 as electives could also complete the Data Center Specialist certificate.

Employment Opportunities

Networking specialists


Essential General Education Core Courses (15 Credits)

Area I - Language Arts/Communication

(Successful completion of ENGL 1101  is required)

Area II - Social/Behavioral Sciences

(Choose ONE of the following)

Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics

(Successful completion of MATH 1111  or MATH 1103  is required)

Area IV - Humanities/Fine Arts

(Choose ONE of the following)

General Education Elective:

To meet the minimum required 15 semester credit hours in general education courses, an additional 3 semester credit hours must be taken from Area I, Area II, Area III, or Area IV. Students can view the complete list of classes here .

Essential Technical Courses (34 Credits)


And completion of ONE of the following concentrations (16 hours)

Unix/Linux Concentration (16 Credits)


Cisco Exploration Concentration (16 Credits)


Cloud Computing Concentration (16 Credits)


Total Hours: 65


Any CIST course(s) not required for program completion


Some courses may have additional prerequisites not listed in the curriculum. Please refer to individual course descriptions for further information. Discuss elective options with the program advisor.

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