Computer Networking and Systems A.A.S.

60 Semester Credit Hours; Curriculum: 0142

Note: Refer to IAI General Education Courses page for guidelines on General Education course selection.

General Education Requirements:
Area A — Communications
EGL 101Composition I3
Select one of the following:3
Composition II
Introduction To Business And Technical Writing
Technical Writing Applications
Effective Speech
Area B — Mathematics
Select course from Area B (Mathematics)3-4
Applied Mathematics I (or higher)
Area C — Science
Select one course from a science discipline3
Applied Physics (recommended)
Area D — Social and Behavioral Sciences
One course from a social or behavioral science discipline 3
Area E — Humanities/Fine Arts
One course from a humanities or fine arts discipline3
Area F — Global Studies 1
One course that satisfies Global Studies requirement0-3
Introduction to Global Business (recommended)
Area G — U.S. Diversity Studies 2
One course that satisfies U.S. Diversity Studies requirement0-3
Total Hours18
Major Requirements
CIS 101Introduction To Computer Information Systems3
CNS 105Networking Essentials3
CNS 110Windows Client Desktop 13
CNS 150Windows Client Desktop 23
CNS 170Principles of Information Security3
or CNS 176 Network Security
CNS 172Network Defense and Countermeasures3
CNS 174Introduction to Computer Forensics3
Select at least twelve credit hours from the following:12
Nine credit hours from any CNS courses not taken prevously
Linux Operating System (or higher)
or any CSC or ELT courses
Select one of the following nine credit hour tracks:9
Total Hours42
Cisco Track
CNS 141Cisco Introduction to Networks3
CNS 142Cisco Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials3
CNS 143Cisco Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation3
Total Hours9
Microsoft Track
CNS 111Windows Server 13
CNS 114Windows Server 23
CNS 116Windows Server 33
Total Hours9

Note: Students can obtain "Credit for Experiential Learning" through evaluation by Oakton faculty for any of the third-party IT certifications.