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Why an AAS in Networking?

In addition to providing you with your computer, technical skills, this program gives you foundations in business and communications, enabling you to understand and communicate in the business environment in order to effectively apply networking solutions.  Do you enjoy learning about new technologies and solving problems or appreciate what it takes to maintain computer system networks? Then this could be the degree program for you. The AS in Networking Technology will prepare you to install and upgrade hareware as well as configure workstation and server software. Our hands-on instruction and well-equipped labs provide instruction that is aligned with networking standards and vendor certifications from Microsoft, Cisco and CompTIA. 

Davenport offers course credit for specific certifications. In addition, certification exams are highly recommended after completing certificate related courses. See our certification page for additional information. 

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Full Curriculum


The Computer Networking Technology program is designed to provide students with the technical knowledge, skills, and strategies required to install, administer, and maintain computers and network systems. The courses in this program will cover topics directly related to the objectives of certification exams.

Which class should I take? When should I take it?
2016-2017 Recommended Program Sequence for Networking Technology, AAS and printable pdf download


Foundations of Excellence21-22 cr.
ACES100 or OPENAchieving Career and Education Success or (if exempt) Open Elective3 cr.
COMM120Presentation Techniques3 cr.
ENGL109Composition3 cr.
ENGL110Advanced Composition3 cr.
MATH125Intermediate Algebra3 cr.
MATH135 or MATH150College Algebra or Pre-Calculus3-4 cr.
SOSC201Diversity in Society3 cr.
Foundations of Business6 cr.
BUSN210Professional Ethics3 cr.
MGMT211Management Foundations3 cr.
Foundations of Technology6 cr.
BITS211Microcomputer Applications: Spreadsheet3 cr.
CISP111Requirements Planning and Developing3 cr.
Major27 cr.
IAAS224Implementing Network Security3 cr.
NETW101PC Operating Systems3 cr.
NETW141MS Client and Server OS3 cr.
NETW151Cisco Networking Fundamentals3 cr.
NETW152Cisco Routing and Switching3 cr.
NETW201PC Maintenance and Management3 cr.
NETW217UNIX Operating System3 cr.
NETW235UNIX/Linux Server Administration3 cr.
NETW241MS Implement Network Infrastructure3 cr.