Jul 17, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Networking, AS (CPNT-AS)

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

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CT State Community College Catalog 2023-2024

  • New students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 will begin as students of Connecticut State Community College under this catalog. 
  • Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
  • The policies, courses and programs described are applicable as of the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.

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+

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