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Networking Services - Associate of Applied Science Degree

60 Credits
AAS 3277
Degree Description

This program prepares the learner with the core skills necessary for a technical support position with a focus on networking services. Training is emphasized in the areas of installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting personal computers, computer networks, and peripheral devices utilizing current industry hardware and software products. Learners also receive an orientation on IBM mid-range and mainframe computer systems that are frequently integrated into corporate networks. Hands-on labs are included in the curriculum to give learners exposure to current and upcoming technology.

Degree Student Learning Outcomes
1. Design and administer computer networks.
2. Maintain and repair personal computer systems.
3. Support common business application software.
4. Support current computer operating systems.

Admission Dates: Fall and Spring Semester


Offered on the North Mankato Campus
The course requirements listed below are specific to the 2016-2017 school year. If you need to view the program from previous years view our Catalog Archive.

Required Technical Courses (6 Courses)

Complete the following courses:
COMP1120 Foundations of Computing (4 Credits)
COMP1125 Spreadsheet/Database Integration (4 Credits)
COMP1130 Programming Fundamentals (4 Credits)
COMP1140 Web for Business (3 Credits)
COMP1200 PC Hardware and Software Essentials (4 Credits)
COMP1360 Introduction to Data Communications and Networking (4 Credits)

Technical Electives (5 Courses)

Select any 5 courses from the following list.
COMP2460 Linux Administration (4 Credits)
COMP2462 Microsoft Administration (4 Credits)
COMP2466 Routing & Switching (4 Credits)
COMP2475 Security Basics (4 Credits)
COMP2456 Cloud Technologies and Services (4 Credits)
COMP2452 Information Storage and Management (4 Credits)
COMP2453 Virtualization Technologies (4 Credits)
COMP2500 Emerging Technologies (4 Credits)
COMP2145 Web Programming (4 Credits)
COMP2150 Web Services (4 Credits)
COMP2300 Java (4 Credits)
COMP2310 Visual Basic.Net (4 Credits)

Required Capstone (2 Credits)

Complete 2 credits:
COMP2498 Capstone - Networking Services (1 - 4 Credits)

Required Liberal Arts & Sciences (3 Courses)

To complete an AAS Degree, students must complete 15 MNTC credits from 3 of the 10 MNTC goal areas. Select the following courses:
ENGL100 Composition (4 Credits)
Or
ENGL240 Technical Communication (4 Credits)
COMM110 Public Speaking (3 Credits)
Or
COMM120 Small Group Communication (3 Credits)
Or
COMM140 Interpersonal Communication (3 Credits)
MATH115 Concepts in Math (4 Credits)
Or
MATH120 College Algebra (4 Credits)

Elective Liberal Arts & Sciences

Choose an additional 4 credits from MNTC Goal Areas 2,3,5,6,7,8,9 or 10
PLEASE NOTE: All program plans are preliminary and curriculum may change without notice. Your catalog of record may have different requirements.