Network Design

Associate in Science Degree (AS)

Certificate of Achievement (COA)

The Network Design Degree and Certificate of Achievement provides the skills needed in the networking environment. Focus is on the knowledge and skills required for day-to-day operation and management of computer networks. The Network Design Degree and Certificate of Achievement prepare students for entry-level positions in computer network design.

Networking skills and experience are needed for network technical support staff, network administrators, network designers, network troubleshooters, and information systems security specialists. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2008-2018) figures, job demands in these areas will grow a phenomenal 53.4% annually and will continue to exceed the number of available and trained workers.

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • develop best practices for configuring Internet Protocol (IP) addresses.
  • evaluate and implement technologies to support IP routing protocols such as Roouting Information Protocol (RIP), Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (IGRP), and Open Shortest Path First (OSPF).
  • construct and configure access lists.
  • compare and contrast types of network media.
  • demonstrate competency in Windows operating system terminology and commands, account management, and file management and storage.
  • demonstrate working knowledge of principles in computer networking and data management, information systems security, or web server administration depending, on the electives chosen.

Associate in Science Degree

The Network Design Associate in Science (A.S.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See SCC graduation requirements.

Certificate of Achievement

The Certificate of Achievement may be obtained by completion of the required program with grades of “C” or better or equivalent.