Computer Science- Networking
Computer and communication networks are critical parts of almost every organization. Quincy college offers both an associate’s degree and a certificate in Networking. These are the type of credential that is required for many types of technical positions. Our program incorporates the learning objective of two industry standard certifications (COMPTIA Network+ and Cisco CCENT). Some example positions include Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Computer Support Specialists, and Network and Computer Systems Administrators. The job market is expected to grow for these type of positions (based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor). The range of median salary for these type of positions in 2014 was $50,380 per year to $75,790 per year ($24.22 per hour to $36.44 per hour).
Download the Computer Science: Networking Associate in Science Degree overview sheet.
Download the Computer Science: Networking Certificate overview sheet.
The Networking Certificate was designed for those students who are interested in learning the fundamentals of Networking or for those students who would like to enhance their networking careers. The program is 24 credits and can be completed in one academic year.
- Identify network boundaries and network topologies when presented with a network diagram
- Explain the operation of various networking protocol features
- Demonstrate the ability to use network monitoring and troubleshooting tools such as packet sniffers and the trace route command
- Compare and contrast peer to peer versus server based operating systems
- Demonstrate the ability to configure networking devices such as switches and routers
- Analyze a given set of network diagnostic test results in order to identify a network problem
- Solve IP network design problems using subnetting
- Design an IP network given a set of requirements and constraints
- Relate the concepts of digital logic to network design techniques
The Computer Science Program is a program that is designed to prepare students for a variety of entry level positions in a networked environment within the computer science industry, and to provide additional training or further advancement to those already employed in the computer science profession. The program design includes the core curriculum, a general computer science core, skills courses, and courses specific to the computer science areas. Students may choose to concentrate their studies in Computer Science Programming, or Networking.
At the completion of this program, the student should be able to:
- Discuss how computers, data processing, networking and telecommunications have changed practices in medicine, science and business
- Demonstrate a mastery of fundamental skills in mathematics, written communication, and keyboarding
- Identify the major hardware and software components of a computer system
- Utilize a computer and the systems approach to solve algorithmic problems
- Describe CPU structure and function and discuss computer design trends
- explain fundamental programming aspects such as conditional branching and looping, and use flowcharts and pseudo code for solving problems
- Demonstrate how to organize directory and file manipulation commands, and create shell enhancements
- Explain terminology used in the information processing environment
- Discuss the concepts of interconnected structures and digital logic
- Demonstrate the use of screen editors, flowcharting, coding and debugging using several structured programming languages
- Describe the issues of software development, software piracy, and viruses
- Demonstrate the use of application software packages in word processing, creating spreadsheets, database management and graphic presentations
- Explain the impact computers have on the “Global Village” and discuss the impact of computer technology on issues of individual privacy
- Describe the issues involved in business information systems including networking, system design and system implementation
Computer Science- Networking Courses
- CSI 101
Introduction to Computers
- CSI 116
Introduction to Programming
- CSI 226
UNIX with Linux
- CSI 235
- CSI 244
- CSI 245
- CSI 246
- CSA 213
- CSI 111
Digital Computer Hardware
- CSI 217
- CSI 242
Computer Systems Security
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