Network Systems,

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Graduates with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Network Systems will understand how technology is employed in the modern workplace, while acquiring the fundamental skills to succeed in a number of entry-level IT roles. In addition, many of the credits earned can be applied to bachelor’s degree programs in computer science at participating PA TRAC colleges.

Outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of computer and network systems terms and concepts.
  • Be able to set up, install, configure, and troubleshoot hardware and software for desktop and wireless computer systems.
  • Understand how to set up a Local Area Network (LAN), Wide Area Network (WAN), and wireless network (WiFi).
  • Understand how to set up and implement security controls.

Career Outlook

Individuals with the Associate of Applied Business in Management and Entrepreneurial Thinking are prepared to enter the workforce in jobs such as:

  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Computer Troubleshooter
  • Data Security Specialist
  • Help Desk Technician
  • Technical Support Technician

If you are interested in continuing toward a bachelor’s degree, this degree builds a great foundation for technology studies in computer science, computer engineering, and management information systems.

Program Courses

 

GENERAL ELECTIVE COURSES
Select two (2) additional courses from the course list as approved by program advisor.

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
Additional course requirements from the EC3 General Education Program.

Total for Degree: 20 courses

REQUIRED COURSES (6 Credits)

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDITS
FYE 101 First Year Experience 3
ENG 101 English Composition I 3

REQUIRED COURSES – Choose one of the following (3 Credits)

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDITS
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
ENG 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3

SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES – Choose one of the following (3 Credits)

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDITS
ECO 101 Macroeconomics or ECO 102 Microeconomics 3
PSY 101 Intro to Psychology 3
SOC 101 Intro to Sociology 3
ANT 201 Survey of Anthropology 3
POL 203 Survey of American Politics 3

ARTISTIC EXPRESSION – Choose one of the following (3 Credits)

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDITS
MUS 101 Intro to Music 3
ART 101 Art Appreciation 3
ENG 207 Survey of Literature 3
ENG 201 Poetry 3

ETHICS (3 Credits)

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDITS
PHL 101 Intro to Philosophy 3

CULTURAL AWARENESS – Choose one of the following (3 Credits)

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDITS
HIS 122 Modern History 3
HIS 201 U.S. History to 1865 3
PHL 111 Religions of the World 3
SOC 211 Racial and Ethnic Minorities 3
POL 112 Intro to International Relations 3
MUS 114 World Music 3

MATHEMATICS – Choose one of the following (3 Credits)

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDITS
MAT 102 Mathematical Concepts 3
MAT 111 College Algebra 3
MAT 202 Intro to Statistics 3

NATURAL SCIENCE – Choose one of the following (4 Credits)

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDITS
BIO 101 General Biology with Lab 4
BIO 201 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIO 210 Microbiology with Lab 4
CHM 110 Introductory Chemistry I with Lab 4
EAS 101 Earth Science: Meteorology with Lab 4
GLG 220 Environmental Geology with Lab 4
PHY 111 Conceptual Physics with Lab 4

TECHNOLOGY SKILLS (3 Credits)

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDITS
CIS 100 Computer Applications and Concepts 3

PROGRAM MAJOR REQUIREMENTS – 8 courses from the following (24 or 25 Credits)

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDITS
IS 113 CIT Hardware Essentials and Support (Required) 3
CIS 115 Information Technology Fundamentals 3
CIS 117 Operating Systems Interfaces 3
CIS 119 Introduction to Programming 4
CIS 120 Network Integration and Management 3
CIS 185 Introduction to Network Security 3
CIS 215 Database Design and Application Development 3
CIS 220 Systems Development 3
CIS 250 Internet/Intranet Networking 3

ELECTIVE COURSE OPTIONS – 2 courses from the following (6 Credits)

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDITS
    3
    3

TOTAL CREDITS: TOTAL 61 or 62 CREDITS

This information is for planning purposes only. EC3 will make every effort to offer the most updated curriculum information above but reserves the right to change, add, and cancel course offerings. Please check with your assigned advisor for the most updated class information.