The Computer Network Technology associate degree program provides students with a broad background in the underlying disciplines of computer networking technology including an understanding of computer networking concepts and technologies, an understanding of the administration of networked client-server computer operating systems, an understanding of the fundamentals of computer programming, and an understanding of the fundamentals of computer architecture and organization.
Students will also acquire a comprehensive educational background in mathematics, physics and general education. This program will enhance and develop the student’s critical thinking, problem analysis and resolution skills.
The Computer Network Technology A.S. degree program can serve as either a terminal degree which prepares students for positions in the computer networking and system administration professions or as a transfer degree to baccalaureate institutions with degree programs in computer networking and system administration. Students planning to transfer to baccalaureate institutions should consult with an advisor regarding the requirements of these institutions and transferability of courses.
The Computer Network Technology degree will also begin to prepare students for the CompTIA, Microsoft and CCNA certification exams.
Students may enroll in this program full- or part-time. Courses are offered during daytime or evening hours. While there is no required sequence for most courses in the degree, the following five courses have prerequisites which require them to be taken in the following order:
1st Semester CST*131 Networking Theory & Application
2nd Semester CST*237 SysAdmin I - Client/Server
3rd Semester CST*238 SysAdmin II - Client/Server and CST*132 Networking Infrastructure
4th Semester CST*277 Network Security Implementation
Also, if students elect to take CST*205 Project Management, it is recommended that students take it during their last semester.
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.