2023-2024 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog 
    Jul 25, 2024  
2023-2024 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Program Pathway

Computer Network Technician, AS

Upon successful completion of the Computer Network Technician Associate in Science degree, the student will demonstrate the ability to function as an entry-level computer network technician. The student will attain the required skills to: design and implement Local Area Networks (LANs) and autonomous Wide Area Networks (WANs), wire infrastructure as per industry standards, select and implement appropriate protocols, configure network devices such as routers, firewalls and switches, as well as manage, maintain and troubleshoot networks. The program prepares the students for industry certification such as Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and entry-level positions in the Information Technology industry such as network technician, network administrator, network system installer, network system sales/marketing, or independent network services contractor.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate skills, knowledge, and training for employment as a Junior Network Administrator; ability to use the OSI model; and ability to logically solve and design a logical and physical topology.
  2. Demonstrate the confidence to work independently to setup, configure, and maintain a network, stand-alone or application network system.
  3. Demonstrate oral and written communications skills.

Minimum Major Units Required: 36.5

Complete all courses with a grade of “C” or better.

General Education

Complete one of the following general education patterns:

Students are advised to double-count courses in the major to also satisfy general education when possible. Course subject credit will be awarded in satisfaction of major and lower division general education requirements, but the units will only be counted once in computing the total number of units for the degree.

Minimum Degree Units Required: 63.5