Search South Mountain Community College Website
SMCC Cougar facebook South Mountain Community College twitter SMCC youtube Videos

Major Code: 3096
Award: AAS
CIPS Code: 11.0901
Total Credits: 61-67

Description: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Information Technology: Network Server program focuses on the skills needed to install, implement, manage, and troubleshoot networks and systems in both a Linux and Microsoft server environment. Most complex networking environments today include multiple operating system platforms which include Linux and Microsoft servers. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) is also available.

Program Notes

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses within the program. Students should select from the following courses in consultation with a Department Advisor.

Program Prerequisites

Credits: 3
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems (3) OR
Permission of Program Director

Required Courses

Credits: 32
CIS126DLLinux Operating System 3
CIS238DLLinux System Administration 3
CNT140AAIntroduction to Networks 4
CNT150AACisco - Routing and Switching Essentials 4
CNT160AAScaling Networks 4
CNT170AACisco - Connecting Networks 4
MST150++Any Microsoft Windows course 3
MST157DAActive Directory Windows Server Configuration 4
BPC170A+ Exam Prep: Computer Hardware Configuration and Support 3

Restricted Electives

Credits: 7-8
BPC270A+ Exam Prep: Operating System Configuration and Support 3
CIS15+++ Any Fundamental or Level I Programming course
CIS190Introduction to Local Area Networks (3) OR
MST140Microsoft Networking Essentials (3) 3
MST15+ Any Microsoft Windows course
MST2++ Any 200-level Microsoft course
ITS110Information Security Fundamentals 3
CIS239DLLinux Shell Scripting 3

General Education Requirements

General Education RequirementCredits: 22-27
General Education DistributionCredits: 10
General Education CoreCredits: 12-17
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
Any approved general education course in the First-Year Composition area.
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Oral Communication area.
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
Any approved general education course in the Critical Reading area OR Equivalent as indicated by assessment.
MathematicsCredits: 3-5
MAT120Intermediate Algebra (5) OR
MAT121Intermediate Algebra (4) OR
MAT122Intermediate Algebra (3) OR
MAT151College Algebra/Functions(4) 3-5
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Humanities, Arts and Design area.
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Social-Behavioral Sciences area
Natural SciencesCredits: 4
Any approved General Education course in the Natural Sciences area.

Program Competencies

  • 1. Demonstrate the basic knowledge and skills to use the Linux operating system including file and directory systems, file and directory permissions, text editors, file processing, and basic shell programming. (CIS126DL)

  • 2. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to administer the Linux operating system including manipulation of file structures, backup systems, printing processes, user and group accounts, hard disk maintenance and configuration, monitoring system performance, kernel customization, and security. (CIS238DL)

  • 3. Describe the layers of the OSI Model. (CNT140AA)

  • 4. Calculate IP subnets and subnet masks. (CNT140AA)

  • 5. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to install, configure, customize, maintain and troubleshoot Cisco routers utilizing Advanced Internet Protocol (IP) addressing techniques, Variable Length Subnet Masking (VLSM), distance vectored and Link State dynamic routing protocols, Routing Internet Protocol version 1 (RIPv1) and version 2 (RIPv2), Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), Single-area Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), and understanding the structure and behavior of routing tables. (CNT150AA)

  • 6. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to design and implement a converged switched network including switch configuration for basic functionality, implementing Virtual Local Area Networks (VLAN), VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP), and Inter-VLAN routing in a converged network and implementing a Wireless LAN (WLAN). (CNT160AA)

  • 7. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to install configure and troubleshoot day-to-day administrative tasks in a Microsoft Windows-based environment. (MST150++)

  • 8. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to install configure and troubleshoot a Windows Server including user and group policy, file systems, data storage, domains/workgroups, security, disaster recovery and monitoring performance. (MST157DA)

  • 9. Demonstrate knowledge of Wide-Area Network (WAN) technologies and network services required by converged applications in Enterprise Networks and the skills to implement and configure common data link protocols and apply WAN security concepts, principles of traffic management, access control and addressing services. (CNT170AA)

  • 10. Demonstrate the knowledge and skill to set up hardware, software and complete basic troubleshooting of PC hardware and software. (BPC170)

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change.

Complete information for AAS - Information Technology: Network Server can be found HERE

Please refer to the MCCCD CCTA website for official information on all programs.