Computer Network Technology, A.S. Degree
The Computer Network Technology associate degree program provides students with a broad background in the underlying disciplines of computer networking technology including: the fundamentals of, and specific skills in, computer programming; broad experience in solving problems with computers; the basics of computer architecture and organization; an understanding of the basics of computer operating systems and experience with the predominant computer network operating systems; and an understanding of computer networking concepts and technologies including the fundamentals of network design, installation, configuration, maintenance and network administration.
Students will also acquire a comprehensive educational background in mathematics, physics and general education. In addition to acquired skills and knowledge in the field of computer network technology, this program will enhance and develop the student’s critical thinking, problem analysis and resolution skills.
The Computer Network Technology A.S. degree program prepares students for transfer to baccalaureate institutions with bachelor's degree programs in computer science or other related computer science/technology programs, or for entry into computer-based industry positions and further industry-based training. Students planning to transfer to baccalaureate institutions should consult with an advisor regarding the requirements of these institutions and transferability of courses.
The experience and training in the Computer Network Technology program will begin to prepare students for the core and elective computer industry network certification examinations such as the Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA), and Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), Computer Technicians A+ and Network+ certifications.
Students may enroll in this program full- or part-time. Courses are offered during daytime or evening hours. For students not prepared for the required mathematics or computer technology courses in the program, MCC offers a wide range of preparatory courses. Please consult with a computer science/technology faculty advisor.
Computer Network Technology Requirements
|Gen Ed||ENG* 101: Composition||3|
|CST* 201||Introduction to MIS||3|
|CSC* 124||Programming Logic and Design with Python||3|
|Gen Ed||PSY* 247 or any Mode 6||3|
| ENG* 202 or
|Technical Writing or
|Gen Ed||MAT* 186: Precalculus||4|
|CST* 123||Computer Operating Systems||4|
|CST* 131||Network Theory and Application||4|
|Gen Ed||COM* 173: Public Speaking||3|
|CST* 141||Computer Hardware||4|
|CST* 237||SysAdmin I – Client/Server||4|
|CST* 277||Network Security Implementation||4|
|MAT* 165||Elementary Statistics with Computer Applications||4|
|CST* 238||SysAdmin II – Client/Server||4|
|CST* 132||Network Infrastructure||3|
|Elective^||Technical Elective (see list)||3|
|Gen Ed||Mode 1||3|
|Total Credits Required: 63-64|
Upon successful completion of all Computer Network Technology degree program requirements, graduates will
- Demonstrate the ability to understand a problem and develop logically structured solutions through the use of flowcharts, pseudocode, Python and C++ code.
- Differentiate and understand the role and function of various current and emerging technologies, including, but not limited to, computer hardware, networking, programming, and database and Internet technologies.
- Describe basic computer organization and the relationship between hardware components and the operating system.
- Describe the essential operating system components and the operating services.
- Differentiate and apply the basic technologies used in local- and wide-area networks.
- Demonstrate and implement advanced networking infrastructure concepts.
- Demonstrate the use of appropriate tools to administer and troubleshoot server and client computers on a network.
- Demonstrate skills in installation, configuration, maintenance, troubleshooting and upgrade of computer operating systems at both the workstation and server levels.
- Demonstrate competency in installing, repairing, servicing, troubleshooting and upgrading computers and peripheral equipment from the PC technician’s point of view.
In addition, the graduate will complete the comprehensive learning outcomes identified with the General Education Core.
Division of Business, Engineering and Technology: 860-512-2620
^ Technical Electives:
|CSC* 125: Programming with Logic and Design with C++||3|
|CSC* 215: Object-Oriented Programming with C++||4|
|CSC* 295: Cooperative Work Experience||3|
|CST* 150: Web Design & Development I||3|
|CST* 205: Project Management||4|
|ENG* 202: Technical Writing||3|
Source: 2011-2012 Course Catalog
For Additional Information, Contact: 860-512-2623