Computer Networking Technician, Associate in Science

Upon successful completion of the Computer Networking Technology A.S. Degree program, the student will demonstrate the ability to function as an entry-level computer networking technician. The student will attain the required skills to: design and implement Local Area Networks (LANs) and autonomous Wide Area Networks (WANs), wire infrastructure as per industry standards, select and implement appropriate protocols, configure network devices such as routers and switches, as well as manage, maintain and troubleshoot networks. The program prepares the students for industry certification such as CCNA and entry-level positions in the IT industry such as network technician, network administrator, network system installer, network system sales/marketing, or independent network services contractor. A grade of "C" or better is required in each course.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Computer Networking Technology A.S. Degree program, the student will demonstrate the ability to function as an entry-level computer networking technician. The student will attain the required skills to: design and implement Local Area Networks (LANs) and autonomous Wide Area Networks (WANs), wire infrastructure as per industry standards, select and implement appropriate protocols, configure network devices such as routers and switches, as well as manage, maintain and troubleshoot networks. The program prepares the students for industry certification such as CCNA and entry-level positions in the IT industry such as network technician, network administrator, network system installer, network system sales/marketing, or independent network services contractor. A grade of "C" or better is required in each course.

General Education

Complete one of the following general education patterns:

  • San Joaquin Delta College Associate Degree General Education (AA-GE) pattern (24 units)
  • California State University General Education (CSU-GE) pattern (40 units)
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum - CSU Version (IGETC-CSU) pattern (37 units)

Students are advised to double-count courses in the major to also satisfy general education when possible. Course subject credit will be awarded in satisfaction of major and lower division general education requirements, but the units will only be counted once in computing the total number of units for the degree.

Major Requirements - Core

Complete 35.5 units

CS 014B

Microcomputer Evaluation and Installation

3

CS 042

UNIX

3

CSA 020

MS Word, Excel, and Access

3

CSA 035

Multimedia Presentations

3

CSN 058A

Microsoft Windows XP Professional

3

ELECT 014C

Troubleshooting Computers

2.5

ELECT 030A

Basic Electronic Computer Networks

4

ELECT 030B

Advanced Electronic Computer Networks

4

ELECT 030C

Basic Electronic Network Systems

4

ELECT 030D

Advanced Electronic Network Systems

4

ELECT 030E

Network Hardware Application

2

Minimum Major Units Required: 35.5

Complete all courses with a grade of "C" or better

Minimum Degree Units Required: 60