Computer Networking Career

Degree offered

Associate in Science in Computer Information Systems (Computer Networking Concentration)

Credits required 62/63

Dean

William Berardi

Program contact

Priscilla Grocer, Department Chair and Professor of Computer Information Systems, ext. 2403

Program Goals Statement

Students will be prepared for entry-level computer network technician positions in the IT field. They will know how to install, configure, secure, troubleshoot and administer network systems comprised of users, shared resources, and network elements in local and Internet-based environments.

Student Learning Outcomes

See Learning Outcomes.

Program Information

  • Program prepares students for industry certifications and develops the high proficiency skills needed to plan, implement and troubleshoot networking environments.
  • Students may be required to obtain and use specific hardware, operating systems, or applications.
  • Note: Adding the security certificate will increase skills in preparation for the security issues in today's world.

Elective Recommendations

After BCC

  • Recent graduates hold positions as a network and telecommunications architecture manager, associate systems engineer, network administrator, help desk technician, support services representative, computer systems engineer, senior information technologist, technical director and consultant.
  • If you plan to transfer to a four-year institution, visit the Transfer Affairs website at www.BristolCC.edu/transfer

Infused General Education Competencies

Technical Literacy, First Year Experience 

Degree Requirements

General Courses

BUS 115Fundamentals of an Enterprise

1 credit

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

MTH 131Elements of College Mathematics

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:10

Choose one of the following Communication Electives

COM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

COM 114Professional Speaking

3 credits

COM 118Communication Skills

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Choose one of the following History Electives

HST 111The West and the World I

3 credits

HST 112The West and the World II

3 credits

HST 113United States History to 1877

3 credits

HST 114United States History from 1877

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

General Education Electives

Ethical Dimensions Elective

0-3 credits

Global Awareness Elective

0-3 credits

Multicultural Perspective Elective

0-3 credits

Science Elective

3-4 credits

Social Phenomenon Elective

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:0-16

Choose electives from Transfer Electives and Elective Recommendations

Program Courses

CIS 106Operating System Scripting

1 credit

CIS 120Programming: Logic, Design and Implementation

3 credits

CIS 121Operating Systems

3 credits

CIS 131Windows Server Administration I

3 credits

CIS 132Introduction to UNIX/Linux and Shell Programming

3 credits

CIS 133UNIX/Linux System Administration I

3 credits

CIS 134Networking Technologies

4 credits

CIS 231Windows Server Administration II

3 credits

CIS 232Unix/Linux System Administration II

3 credits

CIS 233Routing and Router Configuration

3 credits

CIS 271Network Installation and Configuration Seminar

4 credits

CIT 150Network Security

3 credits

EGR 133Computer Configuration and Repair

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:40

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

CIS 120, CIS 121, ENG 101, MTH 131, History Elective

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

CIS 106, CIS 131, CIS 132, CIS 134, ENG 102

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 3

BUS 115, CIS 133, CIT 150, CIS 231, EGR 133, Science Elective

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 4

CIS 232, CIS 233, CIS 271, Communications Elective, General Education Elective

 

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