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Computer Networking

Program Information

This degree program prepares individuals for entry or advancement in the career field of computer network support and administration and also provides the first two years of a bachelor’s degree related to information technology and network administration. For assistance in program planning, or to explore additional transfer options, students should schedule a time to meet with an academic advisor. This degree may transfer in part or in its entirety to baccalaureate institutions. Students should meet with a representative of the transfer institution when planning their program.

Developmental Courses

Some students may need preparatory courses in the areas of English, reading, mathematics or reading. Courses numbered below 1000 will not apply toward this degree.

  • By completing this program, students will achieve the following learning goals:

    1. Design and develop secure voice, video, and data networks.
    2. Implement and configure networked devices.
    3. Demonstrate the skills necessary to administer and monitor networks.
    4. Exhibit mastery of problem-solving skills to troubleshoot existing and emerging technologies.
    5. Function as responsible and ethical network administrators for organizations and society.
    • A minimum of 60 semester credits in courses numbered 1000 or
    • A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 in courses
      numbered 1000 or above at ARCC.
    • Satisfy residency requirements. See page 27 of the Anoka-Ramsey Academic Catalog
    • A minimum grade of C must be earned in all program requirements.
    • All program requirements must be completed at ARCC.
    • Courses within the 30 credit program requirements must be completed
      within four years. Student may petition to extend the window
      beyond the four years.
    • Completion of specific degree requirements.
    • To receive your diploma, you must apply to graduate.
    • The requirements of this program are subject to change without

    NOTE: You are encouraged to contact an academic advisor at 763-433-1230 for course planning assistance and information about transfer credit evaluation and transfer options.

  • 18 credits

    CNET 2101 Introduction to Networks (CCNA 1) 3
    CNET 2112 Desktop Operating Systems 3
    CNET 2113* Network Operating Systems 3
    CNET 2301* Routing and Switching Essentials (CCNA 2) 3
    CNET 2303* Scaling Networks (CCNA 3) 3
    CNET 2304* Connecting Networks (CCNA 4) 3
    *Course has prerequisite - see course schedule or catalog description.
  • 12 credits

    BUS 1103 Human Relations in the Workplace 3
    Electives: Select a minimum of 9 credits from the following:
    BUS 1119 Database Management using Microsoft Access 3
    CNET 1101 PC Troubleshooting, Maintenance and Repair 2
    CNET 1115 IT and Data Assurance 3
    CNET 1201  A+ Core Hardware and OS Technologies  3
    CNET 2105 Security Awareness and Policies 1
    CNET 2114 Fundamentals of Linux/UNIX 3
    CNET 2125* System Virtualization 3
    CNET 2205 Fundamentals of Wireless LANs 3
    CNET 2215* Managing Network Security 3
    CNET 2297^ Field Experience & Seminar 1-4
    CNET 2320*  Unified Communications/VoIP  3
    CSCI 1101* Intro to Computer Science & Problem-Solving 3
    *Course has prerequisite - see course schedule or catalog description.
    ^Course requires Instructor permission.
  • 30 credits

    Complete at least 30 credits in courses from the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC), including all courses listed. You must complete at least one course in six of the ten goals. One course may satisfy more than one goal, but the course credits may be counted only once.

    1. Communications
      ENGL 1120* OR ENGL 1121* 4
      CMST 1110 OR CMST 2215 OR CMST 2220 3
    2. Critical Thinking
    3. Natural Science
    4. Mathematical/Logical Reasoning
      MATH 1200* OR PHIL 1105 3
    5. History/Social/Behavioral Sciences
      ECON 2205 3
    6. Humanities/Fine Art
    7. Human Diversity
    8. Global Perspective
    9. Ethical/Civic Responsibility
    10. People and the Environment
    *Course has prerequisite - see course schedule or catalog description.
  • The sequence that follows is suggested for full-time students. Part-time students will need more time to complete this program; many courses are offered in the evening.

    Fall Semester     
        Spring Semester  
     CNET 2101     CNET 2301
     CNET 2112   CNET 2113 
    General Ed. or Electives           8-10    General Ed. or Electives           8-10
     TOTAL 14-16       TOTAL  14-16   
    Fall Semester  
        Spring Semester  
     CNET 2303     CNET 2304 (CC)
     CNET 2304 (CR)   General Ed. or Electives           14-16
     BUS 1103 3      
     General Ed. or Electives           5-7      
     TOTAL 14-16       TOTAL   17-19   
  • *Some occupations may require advanced education

    • Computer & Information Systems Manager
    • Network Administrator
    • Wireless Network Specialist
    • Computer Support Technician
    • Help Desk Specialist
    • Network Security Analyst
    • Computer Systems Administrator
    • Server Support Specialist

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