Associate of Applied Science with a Concentration in Computer Networking

You aren’t just computer savvy—you’re also interested in getting a well-rounded education and continuing on to pursue a bachelor’s degree at a four-year school. Our Associate of Applied Science with a concentration in computer networking will prep you for a career in systems administration.

Degree Plan

Freshman Year

First Semester Hours   Second Semester Hours
BCIS 1305 (core)
Business Computer Applications
3 CTIS Elective* 3
ITNW 1325
Fundamentals of Networking Technologies
3 CPMT 1311
Introduction to Computer Maintenance
ITNW 1308
Implementing and Supporting Client Operating Systems
3 ITNW 1354
Implementing and Supporting Servers
ENGL 1301 (core)
Composition I
3 Creative Arts (any core course) 3
COSC 1336
Programming Fundamentals I
3 MATH 1314 (core)
College Algebra
Total 15   Total 15

Sophomore Year

First Semester Hours   Second Semester Hours
ITCC 1414
CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks
4 CTIS Elective* 3
ITNW 1345
Implementing Network Directory Services
3 ITNW 1353
Supporting Network Server Infrastructure
GOVT 2305 or GOVT 2306 (core)
Federal Government or Texas Government
3 ITCC 1440
CCNA 2: Routing and Switching Essentials
ITSW 1304
Introduction to Spreadsheets
3 CPMT 1191
Special Topics in Computer Installation and Repair
CTIS Elective* 3 SPCH 1315 or SPCH 1321 (core)
Public Speaking or Business & Professional Speaking
Total 16   Total

Computer Networking AAS Total



*Approved Electives: ARTC 1313, IMED 1316, ITCC 2412, ITCC 2413, ITMT 1303, ITNW 1351, 2354, 2456, 2388, ITSC 1307, 1315, 1321, 1391, 2339, ITSE 1331, 2386, 2417, ITSW 1310, 2334, 2337, ITSY 1342

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Dr. Dixon Boyles
Dean of Business and Social Sciences

Computer Technology & Information Systems Course Descriptions

BCIS 1305 A - Business Computer Applications (3,2,4).

Computer terminology, hardware, software, operating systems, and information systems relating to the business environment. The main focus of this course is on business applications of software, including word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentation graphics, and business-oriented utilization of the Internet. When taking online: Must have a computer with Windows OS. Tests will be administered in the TC Testing Center (Unless administered by a pre-approved proctor outside of the Texarkana area).

COSC 1336 A - Programming Fundamentals I (3,3,3).

This course introduces the fundamental concepts of structured programming and provides a comprehensive introduction to programming for computer science and technology majors. Topics include software development methodology, data types, control structures, functions, arrays, and the mechanics of running, testing, and debugging. This course assumes computer literacy.

CPMT 1191 W - Special Topics in Computer Installation & Repair (1,1,0).

Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student.

CPMT 1311 W - Introduction to Computer Maintenance (3,2,4).

Introduction to the installation, configuration, and maintenance of a microcomputer system.

ITCC 1414 W - CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks (4,3,3).

This course covers networking architecture, structure, and functions; introduces the principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations to provide a foundation for the curriculum. Co-requisite: Must be concurrently enrolled in ITCC 1440.

ITCC 1440 W - CCNA 2: Routing and Switching Essentials (4,3,3).

This course describes the architecture, components, and basic operation of routers and explains the basic principles of routing and routing protocols. It also provides an in-depth understanding of how switches operate and are implemented in the LAN environment for small and large networks. Co-requisite: Must be concurrently enrolled in ITCC 1414.

ITNW 1308 W - Implementing and Supporting Client Operating Systems (3,2,4).

The fundamentals of managing and configuring network clients.

ITNW 1325 W - Fundamentals of Networking Technologies (3,2,4).

Instruction in networking essential concepts including the OSI reference model, network protocols, transmission media, and networking hardware and software. Identify media used in network communications, distinguish among them, and determine how to use them to connect servers and clients in a network; recognize the primary network architectures, identify their major characteristics, and determine which would be most appropriate for a proposed network; determine how to implement and support the major networking components, including the server, operating system, and clients; distinguish between Local Area Networks (LANs) and Wide Area Networks (WANs) and identify the components used to expand a LAN into a WAN; and determine how to implement connectivity devices in the larger LAN/WAN environment.

ITNW 1345 W - Implementing Network Directory Services (3,2,4).

In-depth coverage of the skills necessary to install, configure, and administer Network Directory Service. Prerequisite: ITNW1353 or ITNW 1354.

ITNW 1353 W - Supporting Network Server Infrastructure (3,2,4).

Installing, configuring, managing, and supporting a network infrastructure.

ITNW 1354 W - Implementing and Supporting Servers (3,2,4).

Implement, administer, and troubleshoot information systems that incorporate servers in a networked computing environment.

ITSW 1304 W - Introduction to Spreadsheets (lecture and lab hours will vary by program).

The objective of this course is for students to become proficient in the use of electronic spreadsheets. Emphasis is placed on creating basic to advanced spreadsheets having a professional appearance. At the completion of the class students will be knowledgeable of spreadsheet layout, cell formatting, relative, mixed, and absolute cell references, named cells, formula composition, graphing, goal seeking, spreadsheet databases, and commonly used spreadsheet functions such as Sum, Round, If, Pmt, Lookup, and various other financial and statistical functions. Prerequisite: BCIS 1305.