Jun 24, 2024  
2024-25 Curriculum Guide 
2024-25 Curriculum Guide

Computer Networking, AS (CPNT-AS)

Location(s): Capital, Gateway, Manchester, Quinebaug Valley, Tunxis

This 2024-25 Curriculum Guide is intended as a reference for Fall 2024 registration. The complete 2024-25 Academic Catalog will be finalized on July 1, 2024.

The Computer Networking associate degree program provides students with both a broad and in-depth background in computer networking concepts and technologies. It covers the fundamentals of computer network theory as well as practical network connectivity device configuration, administration of networked client-server computer operating systems, computer hardware design and maintenance and computer programming.

Students will be able to build virtualized and real-world computer networks. Students will have hands-on access to computer networking equipment.

This degree prepares students for entry-level positions in the computer networking and system administration professions. Students may also choose to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program at a four‑year university.

Students who are interested in programming should consider the CSCU Pathway Transfer Degree: Computer Science Studies A.A degree.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates should be able to:

  • Design and build local area networks (LAN).
  • Use packet tracing software to analyze network traffic.
  • Install and configure Linux and Windows operating systems.
  • Install and configure network services in Linux and Windows operating systems.
  • Design, build and test a Python program.
  • Implement virtualization technologies.

This degree will begin to prepare students for common security certification exams such as:

  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Linux+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA A+