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This program is for the 2013-2014 academic year and may not accurately reflect HCC's current offerings.
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The Networking Technology curriculum prepares individuals for employment supporting network infrastructure environments. Students will learn how to use technologies to provide reliable transmission and delivery of data, voice, image, and video communications in business, industry, and education.

Course work includes design, installation, configuration, and management of network infrastructure technologies and network operating systems. Emphasis is placed on the implementation and management of network software and the implementation and management of hardware such as switches and routers.

Graduates may find employment in entry-level jobs such as local area network managers, network operators, network analysts, and network technicians. Graduates may also be qualified to take certification examinations for various network industry certifications, depending on their local program.

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Degrees

Suggested Schedule for 2013-2014 (Updated Aug 21, 2013)

Associate In Applied Science Degree (AAS) A25340

Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ACA-111 College Student Success 1 0 0 1
CIS-110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 0 3
NET-125 Networking Basics 1 4 0 3
NET-126 Routing Basics 1 4 0 3
NOS-110 Operating Systems Concepts 2 3 0 3
SEC-110 Security Concepts 3 0 0 3
Total: 16
Spring Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
CTS-120 Hardware/Software Support 2 3 0 3
NET-225 Routing & Switching I 1 4 0 3
NET-226 Routing and Switching II 1 4 0 3
NOS-120 Linux/UNIX Single User 2 2 0 3
NOS-130 Windows Single User 2 2 0 3
Total: 15
Summer Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ENG-111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
Humanities/Fine Arts 3 0 0 3
Mathematics 3 0 0 3-4
Social & Behavioral Sciences 3 0 0 3
Total: 12-13
Fall Semester 2
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
BUS-110 Introduction to Business 3 0 0 3
NET-240 Network Design 3 0 0 3
NOS-220 Linux/Unix Administration I 2 2 0 3
NOS-230 Windows Administration I 2 2 0 3
SEC-160 Security Administration I 2 2 0 3
Total: 15
Spring Semester 2
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
BUS-280 REAL Small Business 4 0 0 4
CIS-115 Intro to Programming & Logic 2 3 0 3
COE-111 Co-Op Work Experience I 0 0 10 1
DBA-110 Database Concepts 2 3 0 3
ENG-114 Professional Research & Reporting 3 0 0 3
Total: 14

Total Credit Hours: 72-73

Mathematics: Choose at least 3 Hours from the following courses:
MAT-140 Survey of Mathematics 3 0 0 3
or MAT-151 Statistics I 3 0 0 3
or MAT-171 Precalculus Algebra 3 0 0 3
and MAT-171A Precalculus Algebra Lab 0 2 0 1

Certificate in CISCO CCNA Preparation C25340CC

Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
NET-125 Networking Basics 1 4 0 3
NET-126 Routing Basics 1 4 0 3
Total: 6
Spring Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
NET-225 Routing & Switching I 1 4 0 3
NET-226 Routing and Switching II 1 4 0 3
Total: 6

Total Credit Hours: 12

Certificate in Networking Technology C25340

Courses
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
CIS-110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 0 3
NET-125 Networking Basics 1 4 0 3
NET-126 Routing Basics 1 4 0 3
NOS-110 Operating Systems Concepts 2 3 0 3
SEC-110 Security Concepts 3 0 0 3
Total: 15

Total Credit Hours: 15

Diploma in Networking Technology D25340

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Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
CIS-110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 0 3
ENG-111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
NET-125 Networking Basics 1 4 0 3
NET-126 Routing Basics 1 4 0 3
NOS-110 Operating Systems Concepts 2 3 0 3
SEC-110 Security Concepts 3 0 0 3
Total: 18
Spring Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ENG-114 Professional Research & Reporting 3 0 0 3
NET-225 Routing & Switching I 1 4 0 3
NET-226 Routing and Switching II 1 4 0 3
NOS-120 Linux/UNIX Single User 2 2 0 3
NOS-130 Windows Single User 2 2 0 3
CTS-120 Hardware/Software Support 2 3 0 3
Total: 18

Total Credit Hours: 36