Associate of Applied Science Degree

Computer Networking degrees are designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in computer-related professions. Computer networking emphasis degrees focus on the most in-demand and relevant areas of industry.

Dual Degree Option - Computer Information Systems

Motivated students may also pursue and be awarded an Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems while earning their AAS in Computer Networking.

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Transfer Options

Computer Networking graduates may move on to a 4-year university partnered with PPCC in order to complete their bachelor's degree.

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Associate of Applied Science - Computer Networking Technology

The Associate of Applied Science Degree provides students with practical and relevant skills in the field of Computer Networking and Information Technology. In addition to obtaining an Associate of Applied Science Degree, the program provides a foundation for students to further achieve industry certifications such as CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, EC-Council's CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker) and CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate).

*Your personalized schedule will be best determined by meeting with an Academic Advisor

Semester 1

(Course & Credit Hours)

CSC 105 Computer Literacy (3)

or

CIS 118 Introduction to PC Applications (3) 

MAT 121 College Algebra (4)

CNG 101 Network Fundamentals (3)

CNG 102 Local Area Networks (3)

ENG 131 Technical Writing I (3) 

Total 16 Credit Hours

Semester 2

(Course & Credit Hours)

COM 125 Interpersonal Communications (3) 

CIS 124 Introduction to Operating Systems (3) 

CNG 104 Introduction to TCP/IP (3) 

CNG 132 Network Security Fundamentals (3) 

CIS 155 PC Spreadsheet Concepts (3) 

Total 15 Credit Hours

Semester 3

(Course & Credit Hours)

CSC 120 Problem Solving w/ Software Package (3)

CWB 110 Complete Web Authoring (3)

CIS 223 Linux (3)

CNG 257 Network Defense & Counter Measures (3) 

CIS 145 Complete PC Database (3) 

Total 15 Credit Hours 

Semester 4

(Course & Credit Hours)

CIS 280 Internship (3) 

CIS 202 Automated Project Management (3)

CIS 267 Management of Information Systems (3) 

CNG 108 Network Analysis & Design (3)

CWB 221 Technology Foundations for E-Commerce (3)
Total 15 Credit Hours 

 

Certificate Programs

Certificates are designed for both individuals in industry interested in expanding their career opportunities as well as non-industry professional interested in gaining and enhancing their knowledge and understanding of general program concepts.

 

CCNA Certificate 

This certificate allows students to have a robust understanding of networking practices while being fully certified as a Cisco Network Associate.

*Your personalized schedule will be best determined by meeting with an Academic Advisor

Semester 1

(Course & Credit Hours)

CIS 118 Introduction to PC Applications (3)

or

CSC 105 Computer Literacy (3)

CWB 110 Introduction to Web Authoring (3)

CNG 260 Cisco Network Associate I (5)

CNG 261 Cisco Network Associate II (5)

Semester 2

(Course & Credit Hours)

CNG 262 CIsco Network Associate III (5)

CNG 263 Cisco Network Associate IV (5)

CIS 124 Introduction to Operating Systems (3) 

CIS 155 PC Spreadsheet Concepts (3)

Total 32 Credit Hours 

 

Cisco Certified Network Associate Certificate 

This certificate program prepares students to design, build, and maintain networks capable of supporting national and global organizations. Upon successful completion, the program graduate is qualified to take the Cisco Networking Associate Certification examination.

*Your personalized schedule will be best determined by meeting with an Academic Advisor

Semester 1

(Course & Credit Hours)

CNG 260 Cisco Network Associate I (5)

CNG 261 Cisco Network Associate II (5)

Semester 2

(Course & Credit Hours)

CNG 262 Cisco Network Associate III (5)

CNG 263 Cisco Network Associate IV (5)

Total 20 Credit Hours 

 

Cyber Security Certificate 

This certificate prepares students for an entry-level position in the fields of cyber security and computer networking. This certificate provides a foundation for students to achieve industry certifications, such as CompTIA’s Security+ and ECCouncil’s Certified Ethical Hacker.

*Your personalized schedule will be best determined by meeting with an Academic Advisor

Semester 1

(Course & Credit Hours)

CIS 223 Linux (3)

CNG 101 Networking Fundamentals (3) &

CNG 104 Introduction to TCP/IP (3)

or

CNG 260 Cisco Network Associate I (5)

CNG 102 Local Area Networks (3)

Semester 2

(Course & Credit Hours)

CNG 132 Network Security Fundamentals (3) 

CNG 257 Network Defense & Counter Measures (3)

Total 17 or 18 Credit Hours 

 

Network+ Certificate 

This certificate is designed to prepare students to build the skills necessary to test for and be awarded Network + certification which certifies an IT professional's expertise in managing, maintaining, troubleshooting, installing and configuring basic computer networks.

*Your personalized schedule will be best determined by meeting with an Academic Advisor

Semester 1

(Course & Credit Hours)

CIS 118 Introduction to PC Applications (3)

or

CSC 105 Computer Literacy (3)

CIS 124 Introduction to Operating Systems (3)

CIS 155 PC Spreadsheet Concepts (3)

CNG 101 Networking Fundamentals (3)

CNG 102 Local Area Networks (3)

Semester 2

(Course & Credit Hours)

CIS 223 Linux (3)

CNG 104 Introduction to TCP/IP (3) 

CWB 110 Introduction to Web Authoring (3)

CWB 221 Technology Foundations for E-Commerce (3)

Total 27 Credit Hours 

 

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Long Term Schedule

The 2-Year course offering schedule is inteded to be used as a general planning tool. Course offerings may change. Contact an adviser for more information 

2-Year Course Offerings

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