Computer Network Technician, Associate in Science

Upon successful completion of the Computer Network Technician Associate in Science Degree program, the student will demonstrate the ability to function as an entry-level computer network 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, firewalls and switches, as well as manage, maintain and troubleshoot networks. The program prepares the students for industry certification such as Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and entry-level positions in the Information Technology industry such as network technician, network administrator, network system installer, network system sales/marketing, or independent network services contractor.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Upon successful completion of the Computer Network Technician AS Degree, the student demonstrates skills, knowledge, and training for employment as a Junior Network Administrator; his or her ability to use the OSI model; and his or her ability to logically solve and design a logical and physical Topology.
  2. Upon successful completion of the Computer Network Technician AS Degree program the student will demonstrate the confidence to work independently to setup, configure, and maintain a network, stand-alone or application network system.
  3. Students will demonstrate oral and written communications skills.

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 032

Introduction to Computer Operating Systems

3

CS 042

Introduction to Unix/Linux

3

CSA 020

MS Word, Excel, and Access

3

CSA 035

Multimedia Presentations

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

ELECT 034

Network Systems Security

3

Minimum Major Units Required: 35.5

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

Minimum Degree Units Required: 60