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Network Technology and Administration Option

Associate in Science

This curriculum map contains the new General Education Requirements and applies ONLY to students entering the program beginning fall 2019. Current students should log in to BHCC Self-Service to review their specific program requirements or contact LifeMap/Advising for more information. Prospective students should go to bhcc.edu/admissions and contact an admissions counselor.
Semester 1 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
CIT-113 Information Technology Problem Solving
CIT-110 Applications/Concepts
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

CIT-113 satisfies the Learning Community Requirement

Prerequisites for CIT-110 and CIT-113: RDG-095 or ESL-098 and or placement

ENG-111 College Writing I
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

This course meets the General Education requirement for Academic Discourse.

(Formerly Area 1)

Prerequisites: RDG-095 or ESL-098 or ENG-095 or placement

CIT-162 Cisco Networking I
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisite: ESL-098 or RDG-095 or placement

CIT-182 PC Hardware and Software
3

Prerequisite: RDG-095 or ESL-098 or placement

GenEd-QPS Quantitative Problem Solving
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for Quantitative Problem Solving.

(Formerly Area 4)

Choose one MAT course from Quantitative Problem Solving Menu.

Prerequisites: MAT-097 or MAT-098 or placement

OIM-100 PC Keyboarding Techniques
1

Student can also complete the Challenge Exam for OIM-100. Please email pla@bhcc.mass.edu for more information 

Total Credits:
Semester 2 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
CIT-167 Cisco Networking II
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisite: CIT-162

CIT-268 Windows Operating Systems
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisites: CIT-110 or CIT-113 or CIT-120 or Chair approval

GenEd-SR Scientific Reasoning
4

This course meets the General Education requirement for Scientific Reasoning.

(Formerly Area 5)

Choose one course from Scientific Reasoning Menu

ENG-112 College Writing II
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for Research Writing.

(Formerly Area 1)

Prerequisite: ENG-111

CIT-282 MS Windows Server Administration/Lab
4

Prerequisites: CIT-162 and pre/co-requisite CIT-268

Total Credits:
Semester 3 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
CIT-267 Cisco Networking III
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisite: CIT-167

GenEd-CCC Community & Cultural Contexts
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for Community & Cultural Contexts.

(Formerly Areas 2 and 3)

Choose one course from Community and Cultural Contexts Menu

CIT-262 Wireless Technology
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisite: CIT-162

GenEd-E General Education Elective
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for General Education Elective.

Choose a course from the General Education Scientific Reasoning, Community/Cultural Contexts, Creative Work or Elective Menus.

CIT-270 Linux Administration/Lab
3

Prerequisite: CIT-162

Total Credits:
Semester 4 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
CIT-274 Cisco Networking IV
3

Prerequisite: CIT-267

CIT-264 Networking Security
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisite: CIT-162

GenEd-CW Creative Work
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for Creative Work.

(Formerly Area 6)

Choose one course from Creative Work menu.

ACC-101 Principles of Accounting I
3

Prerequisites: ESL-098 or RDG-095 or placement

COM-171 Oral Communication
3
Total Credits:
Last Modified Date: April 25, 2019

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Have knowledge of the latest versions of Network Operating Systems (NOS) including UNIX, Linux and Microsoft Windows.
  • Set up and configure a network. Set up user accounts and profiles to protect the network’s integrity and security.
  • Qualify to take the Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) Examination, the Comp TIA Network+ and Comp TIA A+ Certification examinations, the Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA) examination and the Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA) examination.

Career Outlook

Graduates of this option may qualify as network administrators, responsible for day to day network operations as well as for entry level networking positions, that may include hardware support and troubleshooting, software installation, and maintenance of a network.