Computer Networking Career

Degree offered

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

Credits required 63/64

Dean

William Berardi, william.berardi@bristolcc.edu

Program contact

Priscilla Grocer, Department Chair and Professor of Computer Information Systems, priscilla.grocer@bristolcc.edu

Program Code: CI

Concentration Code: CIN

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.

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.
  • Transfer credit for any Computer Information Systems (CIS or CIT) course must be approved by the CI Department Chair or by a full-time CI faculty member.

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

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:0-13

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

4 credits

CIS 233Routing and Router Configuration

4 credits

CIS 271Network Installation and Configuration Seminar

4 credits

CIT 150Network Security

3 credits

EGR 133Computer Configuration and Repair

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:42

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

CIS 120Programming: Logic, Design and Implementation

3 credits

CIS 121Operating Systems

3 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

MTH 131Elements of College Mathematics

3 credits

History Elective

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

CIS 106Operating System Scripting

1 credit

CIS 131Windows Server Administration I

3 credits

CIS 132Introduction to UNIX/Linux and Shell Programming

3 credits

CIS 134Networking Technologies

4 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

BUS 115Fundamentals of an Enterprise

1 credit

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 3

CIS 133UNIX/Linux System Administration I

3 credits

CIS 231Windows Server Administration II

3 credits

EGR 133Computer Configuration and Repair

4 credits

Science Elective

3-4 credits

CIS 233Routing and Router Configuration

4 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 4

CIS 232Unix/Linux System Administration II

4 credits

CIS 271Network Installation and Configuration Seminar

4 credits

CIT 150Network Security

3 credits

Communications Elective

3 credits

General Education Elective

3 credits

 

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