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Computer Networking, Associate of Applied Science Degree in Computer Information Systems

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Computer Networking, an option of the Associate of Applied Science degree program in Computer Information Systems, prepares students for employment in network management, networking coordination and networking analysis in a variety of industries, from banking to business and government. Local computer networks, office automation, personal computers and management work stations all fall within the range of teleprocessing technology.

Students gain hands-on experience in network design using Novell and UNIX-based systems. Over 200 student workstations are networked to the backbone and a Gateway to the Internet and the World Wide Web using the TCP/IP protocol. All of the local area networks on campus are fiber optically linked.

Graduates are able to:

  • understand how telecommunications systems provide for the transmission and reception of both voice and data signals (messages)
  • comprehend analog and digital techniques
  • use nationwide and worldwide networks as well as local area networks
  • delineate the functions of modems, front ends, multiplexers, concentrators and other hardware
  • understand coding redundancy and compression techniques as a means to improve the reliability of data transmission
  • discuss networking systems, techniques and topologies
  • define the seven layers of the OSI Protocol Model and the functions of each layer
  • describe the concepts of SNA, X-25, Ethernet, token ring and terminal emulation
  • explain how network control resources are defined to telecommunications access methods and network control programs
  • design, administer and monitor a local area network

Curriculum – A.A.S. Degree

Total Credits 61

1 Mathematics by official placement test. Students may not take courses below placement level.

2 Select a course from the appropriate category of the General Education & Computer Science Electives List  list.

3 See Computer Science (CISY) Electives List  for any CISY-200 level course.

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