Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 3778
First Term: 2018 Spring   
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 60-67
CIP Code: 11.0901
Occupational Area: Information Technology

Instructional Council: Computer Information Systems (12)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: 15-1121, 15-1122, 15-1143, 15-1152  


Description: 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), and Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional (MCITP) 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.
Typical tasks of a Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional (MCITP) are 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, training end users, and working as a system administrator.

Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester: EMC, GCC, GWC



Required Courses
Courses selected cannot apply in both Required Courses and Restricted Electives area.

CIS121AB Microsoft Command Line Operations 1

+BPC170 A+ Exam Prep: Computer Hardware Configuration and Support 3
CIS102 Interpersonal and Customer Service Skills for IT Professionals 1

CIS126DA UNIX Operating System (3) OR
CIS126AA UNIX Operating System: Level I (1) AND
+CIS126BA UNIX Operating System: Level II (1) AND
+CIS126CA UNIX Operating System: Level III (1) OR
CIS126DL Linux Operating System (3) 3

+CIS190 Introduction to Local Area Networks (3) OR
CNT140AA Introduction to Networks (4) OR
MST140 Microsoft Networking Essentials (3) 3-4


MST150++ Any Microsoft Windows Operating System course 3
+MST155++ Any Windows Network Infrastructure course 3-4
+MST157++ Any Active Directory Windows Server Configuration course 3-4
+MST158++ Any Windows Server Administration course 4
Credits: 24-27

Program Competencies
1. Implement DOS commands and functions. (CIS121AB)
2. Identify basic personal computer architecture and components. (BPC170)
3. Troubleshoot problems with various common hardware and software configurations. (BPC170)
4. Use effective communication skills. (CIS102)
5. Configure a UNIX operating system. (CIS126AA, CIS126BA, CIS126CA, CIS126DA)
6. Configure a Linux operating system. (CIS126DL)
7. Analyze local area network (LAN) topologies and communication standards. (CIS190, CNT140AA, MST140)
8. Create and manage user and group accounts. (MST150++, MST158++)
9. Monitor network resources and events. (MST158++)
10. Secure network resources with share permissions and New Technology File System (NTFS) permissions. (MST150++)
11. Install, configure, and optimize Windows network operating system. (MST150++, MST158++)
12. Implement and troubleshoot network printers. (MST150++, MST158++)
13. Establish trusts between domains. (MST155++)
14. Implement system policies and user profiles. (MST158++)
15. Install and configure Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and Dynamic Name System (DNS) in a Microsoft Windows network infrastructure. (MST155++)
16. Install and configure Microsoft Windows Active Directory services. (MST155++, MST157++, MST158++)
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: March 27, 2012

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.