Computer Networking

Hands-on training for building an exciting career in high-tech computer networking.

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Associate in Science Degree in Computer Networking

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Skills in information technology are key to a successful future. Our two-year Associate in Science degree in Computer Networking is the ideal start toward a career in a growing industry. Our broad and specialized curriculum gives you all the basics in math and computer concepts plus all the latest in technological innovations.

Nashua Community College is a CISCO Academy.  The Computer Science Networking AS Degree and Computer Science Certificate Program teach the CISCO Network Academy curricula with focus on CCNA Routing and Switching and CCNA Security.  CCNA – Cisco Certified Network Associate.

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Our degree program is in partnership with the Cisco Networking Academy, which includes all the requirements you need for obtaining a coveted Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) certification. This includes extensive lab work with Cisco routers and switches.

In addition, you will experience an integrated approach of course work and practical lab applications. You will develop all the hands-on skills that are required to work in information technology industry. Training includes: end-user support with computers, peripherals, and application; building and maintaining an infrastructure between computers and other devices; and administering network servers (Windows and Linux).

A strong camaraderie between faculty and students is the heart of our program. Our faculty specializes in very personalized attention, which is guaranteed through small class sizes (18 students maximum). Study groups and extra hours working in the lab are also available. An internship at a local workplace gives you practical, real-life training.

So Much More: The NCC Advantage

Job Options: Our specialized two-year program gives you all the skills to jump into a job in computer networking after graduation. Our faculty works with students to find appropriate jobs.

Live Work—Learn By Doing: As the only Cisco Network Academy partner in the region, you will be exposed to specialized hands-on training. A required internship enhances your lab and classroom work.

Transfer Options: Our Associate of Science degree provides you with a strong foundation for advanced training. Our program has numerous agreements with other colleges to help you transfer and earn a bachelor’s degree.

Experienced Faculty: Our faculty has significant computer industry experience. They have built a program that is recognized for its specialized curriculum and practical instruction designed to get you a job upon graduation.

Convenient and Affordable: Earn more by spending less. The cost of our program is significantly lower than that of other national and regional programs. You can also take select courses at any of our seven partner colleges for your convenience.

Enroll Today and power up your skills for a successful career in computer networking.

Associate in Science in Computer Networking
FIRST YEAR
FALL SEMESTERCLLABCR
ENGL101N College Composition 4 0 4
CSCI101N Computer Architecture and Operating Systems 2 3 3
CSCI104N Introduction to Telecommunications 2 2 3
CSCI116N Network basics 2 2 3
General Education Core:  History/Political Science -OR-
General Education Core:  Behavioral Social Science
3 0 3
  16
SPRING SEMESTERCLLABCR
CSCI216N Routing & Switching Essentials 3 3 4
CSCI161N Intro to Programming  2 2 3
Elective in major** 2 2 3
General Education Core: Quantitative Literacy* 4 0 4
CSCI170N Linux Essentials 2 2 3
 
17
SECOND YEAR
FALL SEMESTERCLLABCR
CSCI204N Administering Windows Servers 2 2 3
CSCI217N Scaling Networks 2 2 3
General Education Core Requirement: English/Communications** 2 2 3
General Education Core Requirement: Science** 3 2/3 4
Elective in Major 2 2 3
  16
SPRING SEMESTERCLLABCR
CSCI210N Advanced Windows Servers 2 2 3
Elective in Major** 2 2 3
General Education Core: Humanities/Fine Arts OR Global Awareness 3 0 3
CSCI290N
CSCI286N
CSCI250N
Computer Science Internship -OR-
Networking Capstone Project -OR-
CCNA Securtity
1
3
2
8
0
2
3
3
3
3 12
Total 61 Credits

*Including CSCI, ELET or BCPT courses
** Science Elective must be 4 credits.

 

 

Program Outcomes

Upon the completion of the degree in Computer Networking, graduates will be able to:

  1. Assemble the components of a PC and install one or more operating systems resulting in a functioning PC that is appropriate for a particular end user.
  2. Design a small or medium sized computer network including media types, end devices, and interconnecting devices that meets a customer’s specific needs.
  3. Perform basic configurations on routers and Ethernet switches.
  4. Perform basic tasks expected of a Network Administrator including management of user accounts, shared resources, and network security.
  5. Perform operational tasks within a Linux environment, such as the creation and management of files.
  6. Construct simple computer programs that accomplish a given task.
  7. Perform standard database management operations, such as query creation, query execution and output of results.
  8. Use the Internet effectively for learning and troubleshooting.
  9. Apply critical thinking skills to resolve troubleshooting issues.
  10. Communicate technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences in both written and oral form.
  11. Relate networking functions to the OSI model and the TCP/IP protocol stack.
  12. Participate effectively as a member of a team.