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Cisco Networking Specialist

Associate in Applied Science (Career Program) - 63 Credit Hours

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Program Information/Mission:

The mission of the Cisco Networking Specialist program of study is to prepare students for employment in the networking field through education and training on internetworking equipment as well as specialized areas of cabling, design, security, Windows, Unix, and Cisco IOS applications.

Admission to the Program:

Students are expected to be proficient in the use of the Windows Operating System. Proficiency may be exhibited by completing CMGEN 110 with a grade of "C" or better or passing the CMGEN 110 proficiency exam.

Recommended Course Sequence:

Fall Semester 1:
CMCIS 151; CMCIS 152; CMNET 140; English

Spring Semester 1:
CMCIS 153; CMCIS 154; CMNET 210; Laboratory Science/Mathematics

Summer Semester 1:
Approved Elective; CMCIS 156 or CMCIS 157

Fall Semester 2:
CMCIS 271; Social Science; Humanities; CMCIS 147

Spring Semester 2:
CMCIS 273; CMCIS 274; Communication; Laboratory Science/Mathematics; CMCIS 158 (only if CMCIS 156 or CMCIS 157 not completed)


Course Information:
Required General Education Courses
CourseNameCredit
ENGLISH *3
COMMUNICATION *3
SOCIAL SCIENCE *3
LABORATORY SCIENCE/MATHEMATICS *7
HUMANITIES *3
Required Program Courses
CourseNameCredit
CMCIS 147FUNDAMENTALS OF VOICE AND DATA CABLING I 4
CMCIS 151NETWORK FUNDAMENTALS 4
CMCIS 152ROUTING PROTOCOLS AND CONCEPTS 4
CMCIS 153SCALING NETWORKS 4
CMCIS 154WAN COMMUNICATION 4
CMCIS 156CCNA VOICE **3
or
CMCIS 157CCNA WIRELESS **3
or
CMCIS 158CCNA SECURITY **3
CMCIS 271CCNP ROUTE 4
CMCIS 273CCNP SWITCH 4
CMCIS 274CCNP TROUBLESHOOTING 4
CMNET 140WINDOWS ADMINISTRATION 3
CMNET 210WINDOWS SERVER ADMINISTRATION 3
Elective Courses
CourseNameCredit
APPROVED ELECTIVES ***3 to 4

* See specific requirements for Associate in Applied Science Degree.
** See advisor for recommendations
*** Electives may be from any of the following prefixes: CMCIS, CMPSC, CMGEN, CMNET, or CMWEB

For Program Information Contact:
Business, Hospitality, and Information Systems Department
Technology Center
Room 205
(309)694-5558