Network Systems

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.


  • 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

CIS 113: IT Hardware Essentials and Support

CIS 115: Information Technology Fundamentals
CIS 117: Operating Systems Interfaces
CIS 119: Introduction to Programming
CIS 120: Network Integration and Management
CIS 185: Introduction to Network Security
CIS 215: Database Design and Application Development
CIS 220: Systems Development
CIS 250: Internet/Intranet Networking

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

Additional course requirements from the EC3 General Education Program.

Total for Degree: 20 courses

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.