Sep 25, 2022
The Network Technology program is designed to provide students with the technical skills required for entry-level employment and with the course work necessary to transfer to a four-year institution.
Type of Credential
Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
Network Technology - 420
Contacts and Additional Information
Department Chair/Program Coordinator:
CCBC Essex, Noell Damron
443-840-2811 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a suggested full-time schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits. Refer to the College catalog for specific requirements in selecting General Education Courses .
Courses Needed for This Program*
General Education Requirements and Electives - 18-20 Credits
General Education Requirements:
General Education Electives:
Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education Courses . One course must be a Diversity course.
- Arts and Humanities (CMNS 101 recommended) 3 Credit(s).
- Biological and Physical Sciences 3-4 Credit(s).
- Information Technology (CSIT 111 recommended) 3 Credit(s).
- Mathematics (MATH 163 recommended) 3-4 Credit(s).
- Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 Credit(s).
Concentration Requirements and Electives - 28 Credits
Choose 9 credits of electives (any CSIT or DCOM course).
Additional Program Requirements - 14 Credits:
Total Number of Credits Required for Degree: 60*
*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed transferable college credits from other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College . This 1-credit course is designed to be taken in the first semester at CCBC. Students must provide an official transcript(s) from an accredited institution to document successful completion of college coursework for the ACDV 101 requirement to be waived.
The Network Technology program is designed to provide students with the technical skills required for entry-level employment and with the course work necessary to transfer to a four-year institution. Students may select between the Cisco, Microsoft, Red Hat, IT Support, or General concentrations, or they may customize their technology electives to best suit their work or transfer needs. See the program coordinator for information on transfer agreements and internships.
Most of the courses may be taken online as well as in the classroom.
Certificate programs of 4 to 9 courses are also available as well as individualized programs. See Program Coordinators for details.
Upon successful completion of this degree, students will be able to:
- install, configure, and maintain client operating systems in an enterprise environment;
- install, configure, and maintain servers and server operating systems in an enterprise environment;
- install, configure, and maintain network infrastructure for LAN and WAN networks and internetworks;
- diagnose and repair problems with servers, operating systems, and infrastructure in an enterprise system;
- administer networks and network operating systems;
- secure the above mentioned systems;
- advise senior staff/administration on issues surrounding network infrastructure;
- pass and maintain current industry certification in the area(s) specific to their program option (e.g., Red Hat, Microsoft, Cisco, Comp TIA); and
- represent the IT industry in a professional manner.