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Computer Networking

Computer Networking

This program is available at the Beavercreek and Springfield - Leffel Lane locations. This program is available during the day and evening. Contact your academic advisor about an evening curriculum guide. Some classes may be offered on Saturdays, however the entire degree can not be completed on weekends.

Information Technology is one of the fastest-growing career fields today. The Computer Networking curriculum prepares students to plan, design, implement, troubleshoot, and administer microcomputer-based networks. This curriculum can assist students in preparing for the following certifications: CompTIA (A+, Network+, Linux+, Security+, Project+); Microsoft Certified Professional, and Cisco Certified Network Associate.

Computer Networking students can increase their learning (and earning) potential by participating in the cooperative education work-experience program. Through this program, students can spend up to two semesters working in the information technology field while earning college credits. Interested students should contact their academic advisor or the Office of Career Management for more information.

Embedded Certificate
This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will automatically be awarded if the certificate requirements are met unless the student contacts Records and Registration and indicates he/she does not wish to have the certificate credential awarded.

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Outcomes and Curriculum

Upon completion of an Associate of Applied Business degree in Computer Networking, a graduate will be able to do the following:

  • Install, configure, manage, and maintain network infrastructure equipment and software.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of computer and network systems terms and concepts.
  • Install, configure, manage, maintain, and troubleshoot server computer systems.
  • Setup, install, configure, and troubleshoot hardware/software for desktop computer systems.
  • Install, configure, manage, and maintain network-based voice, audio, and video technologies.
Course Title Credits
NTK 1110 PC Hardware Essentials (A Term) 3
NTK 1120 PC Operating Systems Essentials (B Term) 3
MTH 1060 Business Mathematics 3
ENG 1111 English I 3
FYE 1101 College Success 1
-- Arts/Humanities Electives 3
NTK 1211 Fundamentals of Networking (B Term) 3
CSE 1110 Introduction to Cybersecurity 3
CSE 1120 Cybersecurity - Security + 3
COM 1120 Public Speaking I 3
-- Social/Behavioral Science Elective (GA) * 3
NTK 2105 Cisco Certified Network Associate I (A Term) 3
NTK 2115 Cisco Certified Network Associate II (B Term) 3
NTK 2220 Microsoft Client Administration 3
NTK 2222 Administering Microsoft Server 3
ENG 2211 Business Communication 3
NTK 2125 Cisco Certified Network Associate III (A Term) 3
NTK 2212 Linux Server Administration 3
NTK 2890 Computer Networking Capstone or Co-Op Electives** 3
ITS 1235 Beginning Spreadsheet 1
ITS 1245 Beginning Database 1
MGT 2000 Introduction to Project Management 3
  Total credit hours 60
* At least one social/behavioral science or arts/humanities elective must be a global awareness (GA) course.

** At least 3 hours of technical electives must be taken from any NTK, CSD, or EBE (except EBE 1100) course not already prescribed.  The EBE courses consist of Employability Skills and co-op/internship opportunities.

 The program schedule that follows is designed for full-time students who have completed all prerequisites and who have no college preparatory recommendations. Many individuals, especially part-time students, and those taking college preparatory courses, will require additional semesters of study. Students should consult their academic advisors for help in planning their schedules.

A complete listing of humanities and social science electives is available in the College Catalog.

Academic Preparation

Students should possess mathematical skills and should be comfortable using technology.  Students who do not possess basic computer and technology skills should take one or more of the following courses to improve their skill level in basic technology use: ITS 0700, ITS 0710, ITS 1105, ITS 1205. Students who have not completed a full sequence of high school mathematics may need to complete a series of college preparatory math classes.

Transfer Information

Students enrolled in Associate of Applied Business and Associate of Applied Science degree programs are preparing for employment upon graduation from the program. However, at some point many of these students are also interested in completing a bachelor's degree. A number of colleges or universities have designed bachelor's completion programs designed for students completing applied degrees. See the Transfer section of the catalog for more information.

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Matt Klint Instructor and Coordinator, Computer Networking