Associate of Science in Computer Networking

Section Menu
  • You are on...
    Main Page for Computer Networking A.S.

APPLY NOW

Success starts here!

START NOW

Make College Affordable

Learn More
GCC

Make A Smooth Transition to GCC

TRANSFER INFO
Associate of Science in Computer Networking
DEGREE

Associate of Science in Computer Networking

Total Credit Hours: 62


About Associate of Science in Computer Networking


The Associate of Science in Computer Networking is a program of study that prepares students for entry-level network technicians, computer technicians, and fiber and copper Cable Installers in the field of Information Technology (IT). Technical Requirement classes are designed to give students a firm foundation in the basics of computers, networking, and information systems. Elective courses allow the students to further specialize.
This course of study will provide students with a practical overview of Information Technology, including hands-on experience configuring networking devices, network management, and will enable students to prepare for and attain industry certification through ETA and Cisco Systems.


General Education Requirements
Course Course Name Credits
EN___ English Requirement 3
MA110A Finite Mathematics 3
SI110/SI110L Environmental Biology (3)& Environmental Biology Laboratory (1) 4
PY125 Interpersonal Relations 3
VC101 Introduction to Visual Communications 3
CS151 Windows Applications 3
Major Requirements
Course Course Name Credits
EE211 IT Essentials I 4
EE243 Fiber Optics Installation 3
EE283 Network Security + 3
EE265 Computer Networking I 5
EE266 Computer Networking II+ 5
EE242 Principles of Voice and Data Cabling 2
EE267 Computer Networking III+ 5
EE268 Computer Networking IV+ 5
EE271 Advanced Computer Networking+ 5
 
Computer Networking Electives (Choose 2)
Course Course Name Credits
EE131 Server 3
EE292 Practicum 3
CS112 Introduction to Linux 3
EE130 Project Management for IT 3
Program Total 62

2020-21 College Catalog

Recognizing the necessity for students to succeed in the complex and rapidly changing workplace, Guam Community College offers a general education curriculum that introduces students to major areas of knowledge and methods of inquiry. All degree programs require an interdisciplinary general education component that promotes the development of intellectual skills that enable students to become effective learners and informed citizens. Critical thinking, the use of language and computation, appropriate social skills, global awareness and respect for diverse opinions are among the learning outcomes provided in the general education requirements of each program.

Guam Community College believes that general education provides the academic foundation necessary for students to achieve their life goals. General education is intended to offer students a breadth of quality student learning experiences, encourage their respect for cultural heritage, promote their ethical and responsible social behavior and facilitate their life-long learning.

The General Education program strives to foster student learning and skill development in civic engagement, critical thinking, understanding of the relationship between the individual and society, information literacy, oral communication, quantitative reasoning, and written communication.

Guam Community College believes that high quality general education opportunities for all citizens are necessary for democratic principles and practices to exist and for a sound economy to flourish. The College continually scrutinizes the general education curriculum in order to assure that all degrees and certificates granted by the College support this vision of general education and that it serves as a means to inspire hope, opportunity and responsibility in all its constituencies.

Requirements for General Education follow the options described below. Students declared prior to fall 2010 will follow the requirements indicated in the applicable catalog in which they first declared their major program at the College.
 

Notes on General Education requirements

Students are advised to check the requirements for their specific programs before taking General Education courses.
Courses chosen to meet the general education requirements may not be used to meet the Major Requirements of a student’s specific degree program.

The list contains courses with pre-requisites, so students should make their choices carefully and thoughtfully. Students may consult a counselor or an academic advisor for guidance in choosing any of the course options listed.


IMPORTANT NOTE: Some programs require different levels of coursework to meet General Education requirements, please review the individual programs for more information.

GENERAL EDUCATION
Scope 1: Skills for and Application of Lifelong Learning
Freshman Composition (Choose one course from the following to meet the required 3-4 credits)
Course # Course Name Credits
EN 110 Freshman Composition 3
EN110A Freshman Composition with Instructional Lab 4
EN 111 Writing for Research 3
Mathematics (Choose one course from the following to meet the required 3-4 credits)*
Course # Course Name Credits
MA 110A Finite Mathematics 3
MA 115 Fundamentals of College Algebra 3
MA 161A College Algebra & Trigonometry I 4
*Any college level math will be considered for the completion of this category
Literacy for Life Skills (Choose one course from the following to meet the required 3 credits)
Course # Course Name Credits
CO 110 Critical Thinking for Civic Engagement 3
CS 151 Windows Applications
CS 152 Macintosh Applications
Scope 2: Broad Comprehension of the Development of Knowledge, Practice and Interpretation
Humanities & Fine Arts (Choose one course from the following to meet the required 3-4 credits)*
Course # Course Name Credits
ASL 100 American Sign Language I 4
CH 110 Chamorro I 4
ED 265 Culture & Education in Guam 3
EN 125 Introduction to Human Communication and Speech 3
EN 210 Introduction to Literature 3
HI 121 World Civilization (Pre-historic Time to 1500) 3
HI 122 World Civilization (1500 to Present Time) 3
HI 176 Guam History 3
HM 110 Introduction to Community Services 3
HM 201 Social Welfare & Development 3
HU 120 Pacific Cultures 3
HU 220 Guam Cultures & Legends 3
JA 110 Japanese I 4
KE 110 Korean I 4
PI 101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
TH 101 Introduction to the Theater 3
VC 101 Introduction to Visual Communications 3
*Any foreign language, humanities, or fine arts course will be considered for the completion of this category
Natural & Physical Sciences (Choose one course and the corresponding lab from the following to meet the required 4 credits)**
Course # Course Name Credits
SI 101/101L Introduction to Chemistry (3) & Introduction to Chemistry Laboratory (1) 4
SI 103/103L Introduction to Marine Biology (3) & Introduction to Marine Biology Laboratory (1)
SI 105/105L Introduction to Physical Geology (3) & Introduction to Physical Geology Laboratory (1)
SI 110/110L Environmental Biology (3) & Environmental Biology Laboratory (1)
SI 141 Applied Physics I
SI 150/150L Introduction to Microbiology (3) & Introduction to Microbiology Laboratory (1)
SI131/131L Human Anatomy & Physiology I (3) & Human Anatomy & Physiology I Laboratory (1)
SI132/132L Human Anatomy & Physiology II (3) & Human Anatomy & Physiology II Laboratory (1)
**The exception to this would be SI141 which does not include a laboratory requirement
Scope 3: Preparation for and Acceptance of Responsible Participation in Civil Society
Social & Behavioral Sciences (Choose one course from the following to meet the required 3 credits)
Course # Course Name Credits
EC 110 Principles of Economics 3
PS140 American Government 3
PY 100 Personal Adjustment 3
PY 120 General Psychology 3
PY 125 Interpersonal Relations 3
SO 130 Introduction to Sociology 3
CJ 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
WG 101 Introduction to Women and Gender Studies 3
*Any social and behavioral science course will be considered for the completion of this category
Minimum General Education Requirements 19

2020-2021 College Catalog


Year 1
Semester 1 Semester 2
Course Course Name Credits Course Course Name Credits
EE265  Computer Networking I 5 EE267   Computer Networking III 5
EE266  Computer Networking II 5 EE268  Computer Networking IV 5
MA110A  Finite Mathematics 3 SI110/110L  Environmental Biology & Lab 4
EN___  English  Requirement 3 EE283   Network Security +  3
Total 16
 
Total 17
Year 2
Semester 3 Semester 4
Course Course Name Credits Course Course Name Credits
EE271  Adv. Computer Networking I 5 EE242  Principle of Voice and Data 2
VC101 Introduction to Visual Communications 3 EE243    Fiber Optics Installation  3
CS151   Windows Applications 3 EE211  IT Essentials I 4

 
 Elective - See elective list 3
 
Elective - See elective list 3

 

 

 
PY 125 Interpersonal Relations 3

 
Total 14
 
Total 15
Year 1 Total 33 Year 2 Total 29
 Program Total 62

2020-21 College Catalog



Upon successful completion of the AS in Computer Networking program, students will be able to:
  1. Install, configure, and repair computer networking systems.
  2. Pass local and national certification tests in computer repair, telecommunications, and network administration
  3. Communicate the values of an effective and productive technician in the telecommunication and computer networking industry.



Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Industry Certification

The courses listed below will prepare the student to take Cisco’s CCNP exam. The CCNP certification indicates advanced knowledge of networks. These courses train the student to install, configure, and troubleshoot local and wide area networks for enterprise organizations with networks from 100 to more than 500 nodes. The content emphasizes topics such as security, converged networks, quality of service (QoS), virtual private networks (VPN) and broadband technologies. Coursework must be taken in sequence. After successful completion of the four professional networking courses, a student will be ready to take the Cisco CCNP exam.

+ More Info

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Industry Certification

The courses listed below will prepare the student to take Cisco’s CCNA exam. These courses prepare the student for configuration of networks using routers, switches and hubs (Local Area Network). Continuing coursework prepares the student to understand Wide Area Networks (WAN). Next, a student focuses on Network Layers, Cisco Internetwork Operating System software user interface, router configuration, startup and setup configuration sources for Cisco IOS software TCP/IP, configuration router interfaces with IP and routing protocols. Other coursework involves LAN design and implementation. Final preparatory coursework includes fundamentals of Wide Area Networks. Coursework must be taken in sequence. After successful completion of the four networking courses, a student will be ready to take the Cisco CCNA exam.

+ More Info

Associate of Science in Computer Science

The Associate of Science in Computer Science will provide opportunities for students to work as system analysts who design computer systems for processing information, programmers who write instructions and translate them into a machine readable language, computer operators who monitor and control computer systems and retrieve results, and data entry personnel who enter information and instructions into the computer.

+ More Info