Computer Networking: Cisco, Associate of Science Degree
The Computer Networking: Cisco program will give the student a solid background in the field of Computer Networking. The focus on Cisco courses helps prepare students for the CCNA Certification Exam and for entry-level Networking positions. Courses are hands-on intensive and cover OSI and TCP/IP models, IPv4 and IPv6, cabling, router and switch configurations, routing protocols, LAN switching, RIP, OSPF, EIGRP, Frame Relay, variable length subnet masking, NAT, DHCP, and WAN design.
Program Level Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate the ability to locate technical resources to solve problems with networking hardware and software.
- Demonstrate proficiency with various software packages to solve common networking problems using theories learned in the classroom to design and implement a workable solution.
- Build and maintain secure networks.
Associate Degree Requirements
Complete at least 60 units of acceptable college work with a minimum of 12 units completed in residence at Coastline. Earn an overall grade point average of 2.0 or higher from all colleges attended and a 2.0 or higher grade point average at Coastline.
*Students must be in good academic standing (not on probation and/or disqualification) during the semester graduation is petitioned.
Program of Study
Complete the required courses in one of the programs as detailed In the Academic/Career/Certificate Programs section of this catalog. All coursework must be completed with a grade of C or higher.
Complete one of the three General Education options below:
Option 1 — Coastline General Education: designed for students pursuing an Associate degree and who may or may not be planning to transfer to a four-year university. The degree is transferable to many colleges and universities.
Option 2—CSU GE Breadth: designed for students who are planning to transfer to a university in the CSU system. It may also be appropriate for transfer to some independent colleges and universities.
Option 3—IGETC: designed for students who are planning to transfer to a university in the CSU or UC system. It also may be appropriate for transfer to some independent colleges and universities.
Global and Multicultural Studies Requirement
Complete at least 2.5 units from any Global and Multicultural Studies courses.
|Students will complete all of the following:|
|CST C116A||A+ Essentials Hardware||3|
|CST C201D||CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks (ITN)||3|
|CST C202D||CCNA 2: Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials||3|
|CST C203D||CCNA 3: Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation||3|
|CST C230||Introduction to Security||3|
|Select one course from the following:||3|
|Configuring Microsoft Windows 10|
|Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Foundations|
|Total Units for Major Preperation||21|
|Degree Option 1, 2, or 3||Varies|
|Electives to satisfy unit requirement||Varies|
|Total Degree Units||60|