Academics

Computer Systems and Networking (APCSN)

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Description

In this program, students will learn about the latest desktop, server, and networking technologies. This program has a core of hardware, operating system and scripting that all students must complete. In addition to the common core subjects, students will select a specialized track in one of the following areas: Local and Wide Area Networking, Microsoft Network Operating Systems, Linux Network Operating Systems, Computer and Network Security, or Data Recovery.

Articulation

Davenport University, Bachelor degree;
Eastern Michigan University, several BS degrees.

Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site: www.wccnet.edu/curriculum/articulation/levelone/colleges.

Contact Information

Division
Business/Computer Technologies
Department
Computer Instruction Dept
Advisors
Michael Galea
Philip Geyer
James Lewis
William Reichert
John Trame

Requirements

(Items marked in orange are available online.)

Select a concentration for requirements and total credits required for program.

First Semester
Class Title Credits
CST 118 Microsoft Command Line Fundamentals 2
CST 160 Computer Technology I 4
CST 165 Computer Technology II 4
CST 225 PC Networking 3
Elective(s) Speech 3
Total 16
Second Semester
Class Title Credits
CIS 121 Linux/UNIX I: Fundamentals 4
CNT 201 Administering Microsoft Windows Client Operating Systems 3
CNT 211 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 4
Elective(s) Math 3
Elective(s) Writing 3
Total 17
Third Semester
Class Title Credits
CNT 206 Internetworking I - Fundamentals 4
CNT 216 Routing and Switching Essentials 4
CSS 200 Introduction to Network Security - Security+ 4
Elective(s) Natural Sciences 3
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science 3
Total 18
Fourth Semester
Class Title Credits
CIS 161 Introduction to PowerShell 4
CSS 205 Essentials of Network Penetration Testing 4
CSS 210 Network Perimeter Protection - CCNA Security 4
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities 3
Total 15
Total Credits Required
66
First Semester
Class Title Credits
CST 118 Microsoft Command Line Fundamentals 2
CST 160 Computer Technology I 4
CST 165 Computer Technology II 4
CST 225 PC Networking 3
Elective(s) Speech 3
Total 16
Second Semester
Class Title Credits
CIS 121 Linux/UNIX I: Fundamentals 4
CNT 201 Administering Microsoft Windows Client Operating Systems 3
CNT 211 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 4
Elective(s) Math 3
Elective(s) Writing 3
Total 17
Third Semester
Class Title Credits
CNT 206 Internetworking I - Fundamentals 4
CNT 216 Routing and Switching Essentials 4
CST 270 Computer Forensics I 4
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science 3
Total 15
Fourth Semester
Class Title Credits
CIS 161 Introduction to PowerShell 4
CST 275 Computer Forensics II 4
CST 278 Computer Forensics for Mobile Devices 3
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities 3
Elective(s) Natural Sciences 3
Total 17
Total Credits Required
65
First Semester
Class Title Credits
CST 118 Microsoft Command Line Fundamentals 2
CST 160 Computer Technology I 4
CST 165 Computer Technology II 4
CST 225 PC Networking 3
Elective(s) Speech 3
Total 16
Second Semester
Class Title Credits
CIS 121 Linux/UNIX I: Fundamentals 4
CNT 201 Administering Microsoft Windows Client Operating Systems 3
CNT 211 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 4
Elective(s) Math 3
Elective(s) Writing 3
Total 17
Third Semester
Class Title Credits
CIS 206 Linux/UNIX II: Basic System Administration, Networking, and Security 4
CNT 206 Internetworking I - Fundamentals 4
CNT 216 Routing and Switching Essentials 4
Elective(s) Natural Sciences 3
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science 3
Total 18
Fourth Semester
Class Title Credits
CIS 161 Introduction to PowerShell 4
CIS 221 Linux/UNIX Programming and Scripting I 4
CIS 208 Linux/UNIX III: Intermediate System Administration, Networking, and Security 4
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities 3
Total 15
Total Credits Required
66
First Semester
Class Title Credits
CST 118 Microsoft Command Line Fundamentals 2
CST 160 Computer Technology I 4
CST 165 Computer Technology II 4
CST 225 PC Networking 3
Elective(s) Speech 3
Total 16
Second Semester
Class Title Credits
CIS 121 Linux/UNIX I: Fundamentals 4
CNT 201 Administering Microsoft Windows Client Operating Systems 3
CNT 211 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 4
Elective(s) Math 3
Elective(s) Writing 3
Total 17
Third Semester
Class Title Credits
CNT 206 Internetworking I - Fundamentals 4
CNT 216 Routing and Switching Essentials 4
BMG 205 or Creating the Customer Experience
CST 270 Computer Forensics I 4
Nat. Science Elective(s) 3
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science 3
Total 18
Fourth Semester
Class Title Credits
CIS 161 Introduction to PowerShell 4
CNT 226 Internetworking III - Switches 4
CNT 236 Internetworking IV - WANs 4
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities 3
Total 15
Total Credits Required
66
First Semester
Class Title Credits
CST 118 Microsoft Command Line Fundamentals 2
CST 160 Computer Technology I 4
CST 165 Computer Technology II 4
CST 225 PC Networking 3
Elective(s) Speech 3
Total 16
Second Semester
Class Title Credits
CIS 121 Linux/UNIX I: Fundamentals 4
CNT 201 Administering Microsoft Windows Client Operating Systems 3
CNT 211 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 4
Elective(s) Math 3
Elective(s) Writing 3
Total 17
Third Semester
Class Title Credits
CNT 206 Internetworking I - Fundamentals 4
CNT 216 Routing and Switching Essentials 4
BMG 205 or Creating the Customer Experience
CST 270 Computer Forensics I 4
Elective(s) Natural Sciences 3
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science 3
Total 18
Fourth Semester
Class Title Credits
CIS 161 Introduction to PowerShell 4
CNT 223 Administering Windows Server 2012 4
CNT 224 Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services 4
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities 3
Total 15
Total Credits Required
66

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