Microsoft Networking Technology (AAS)
Effective: Fall 2012
Program Code: 3778
Total Program Credits: 60-67
The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Microsoft Networking Technology program is designed to develop skills needed to implement a network infrastructure and install, configure, monitor, optimize, and troubleshoot Windows server and Windows client workstations. Courses in the program are also designed to help prepare for Microsoft Certified Product Specialist (MCP) examinations.
Typical tasks of a Microsoft Networking Administrator include developing a local area network, installing and configuring software, creating and managing user and group accounts, analyzing and optimizing system performance, troubleshooting system and printing problems, interoperating with various operating systems, and working as a system administrator.
You must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program. Consider taking one or more general education courses during summer sessions to lighten load during the academic year.
This program contains has the following two embedded certificates (CCLs) that you can receive along with your Associate degree: Microsoft Desktop Support Technology and Microsoft Server Administration. If you are interested in the MST Desktop Support Technology CCL, you should plan to take MST141 as your RE during Semester II.
Recommended Course Sequence
|Semester I||14-15 Credits||Grade||Sem/Year|
Survey Computer Info Systems OR
permission of the Program Director (0-3 credits)
(CIS105 is a prerequisite to courses in later semesters, but its credits are not counted in the program total. It may be waived by Program Director if you have adequate background and experience.)
Microsoft Command Line Operations OR
CIS221AB Microsoft Power Shell
(Prerequisite for CIS221AB may be waived by instructor based on your background and experience. CIS221AB is not offered at GCC but may be available at other MCCCD colleges.)
|CIS 102||Interpersonal and Customer Service Skills for IT Professionals||1|
|CNT 140AA||Introduction to Networks OR||4|
Microsoft Networking Essentials OR
CIS190 Introduction to Local Area Networks
(CIS190 is an option not offered at GCC, but it may be available at other MCCCD colleges. Because of its prerequisite, you may need to wait until Semester II to take this course.)
|ENG 101||First-Year Composition OR||3|
|ENG 107||First-Year Composition for ESL||3|
|MA ANY||Any approved general education course from the Mathematics area.||*|
|Semester II||16-18 Credits||Grade||Sem/Year|
See an Academic Advisor or the Program Director during the first few weeks of the semester to apply for your certificate (CCL) in Microsoft Desktop Support Technology. (Note: MST141 is required for this CCL and can be counted as one of the Restricted Electives for your degree.)
|BPC 170||Computer Maintenance: A+ Exam Prep Level I||3|
|MST 150EI||Configuring Windows 8 OR||3|
Microsoft Windows 7 Configuration OR
MST150 Microsoft Windows Professional OR
(Select a minimum of 3-4 credits from the list of course options below. MST141 recommended if you are interested in the CCL in Microsoft Desktop Support Technology certificate (CCL))
College Critical Reading
(If you are exempt from CRE101, you should select other Restricted Electives from the list of course options below. (3-4 credits))
|NS ANY||Any approved General Education course from the Natural Sciences area.||4|
|Semester III||15-17 Credits||Grade||Sem/Year|
UNIX Operating System
CIS126AA(1) AND CIS126BA(1) AND CIS126CA1)
LINUX Operating System OR
CIS126AL(1) AND CIS126BL(1) AND CIS126CL(1)
(Not all of these CIS126++ UNIX/Linux courses may be offered at GCC; others may be available at another MCCCD college.)
|ENG 102||First-Year Composition OR||3|
|ENG 108||First-Year Composition for ESL||3|
|SB ANY||Any approved General Education course from the Social Behavioral Sciences area.||3|
Select from list of course options below (6-8 credits)
|Semester IV||16-21 Credits||Grade||Sem/Year|
A total of 14-15 credits of Restricted Electives (REs) are required for this program. The number of REs you need to take this semester will depend on the RE credits you completed in prior terms.
See an Academic Advisor or the Program Director during the first few weeks of the semester to apply for graduation with both this AAS degree and your certificate (CCL) in Microsoft Server Administration.
Enrolling in more than 18 credits will require special permission.
|MST 158DA||Windows Server Administration OR||4|
Installing & Configuring Windows Server OR
Any MST158++ Any Windows Server Administration module
|MST 155DA||Windows Server Network Infrastructure Configuration OR||4|
Configuring Advanced Windows Server Service OR
Any MST155++ Windows Network Infrastructure module (3-4 credits)
|MST 157DA||Active Directory Windows Server Configuration OR||4|
Administering Windows Server OR
MST157 Implementing Windows Directory Services OR
|HU ANY||Any approved General Education course from the Humanities, Arts and Design area.||3|
|COM 100||Introduction to Human Communication OR||3|
|COM 110||Interpersonal Communication OR||3|
|COM 225||Public Speaking OR||3|
|COM 230||Small Group Communication||3|
select from list of course options below (0-4 credits)
|Restricted Electives||14-15 Credits||Grade||Sem/Year|
A total of 14-15 credits of Restricted Electives (REs) chosen from the list below are required for the program. The courses selected must be different from the required courses specified in the semester-by-semester sequence above. Consult the Program Director for guidance as to which REs are the best options for your interests and goals.
Total credits completed toward the program must meet a minimum of 60 credits.
LINUX System Administration OR
Any CIS238+++ Advanced Linux System Administration
LINUX Shell Scripting OR
Any CIS239+++ Linux course (except CIS239DC)
LINUX Network Administration OR
Any CIS240++ Linux course
|CIS 270||Essentials of Network and Information Security||3|
|ITS ANY||Any Information Technology Security (ITS) Course||*|
|MST 141||Enterprise Desktop Support Technician||3|
See the Program Director to discuss internship and/or special project possibilities. Internship courses require 80 hours of work experience per credit. Maximum of four(4) credits from this list allowed.
The following Restricted Elective options are not offered at GCC but may be available at other MCCCD colleges: