Information Technology - Computer Networking

Program Information

Degree Type: AAS
Program Code: ITCN
Hegis Code: 5104.00
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The Networking program is intended for students who, upon graduating from SUNY Adirondack, wish to enter the workforce as networking assistants. The curriculum is designed to provide the student with a solid basis in the hardware, cabling, network security, and the fundamentals necessary to install and maintain a computer network. The curriculum is coordinated through the CISCO Networking Academy (on-campus) to assist the student in preparing to achieve the CISCO Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) industry certification. This certification is received upon passing the CCNA exam (off-campus). Recommended High School Preparation: if available:  computer hardware class, basic networking/LAN class.

In addition to the CCNA, advanced students may be eligible to take Network Professional courses (CCNP2, CCNP3, and CCNP4). These courses, along with Advanced Routing (CCNP1), prepare students in achieving the Cisco Certified Networking Professional (CCNP) industry certification. This certification is received upon passing the CCNP exams (off-campus). Recommended for High School graduates and individuals who achieved their CCNA certification prior to entering SUNY Adirondack.

Cr. Course Title Course Code
1-4 Freshman Experience Hrd100, Hrd100A or Hrd110
3 Writing I Eng101; Eng100A & Eng100B
3 SUNY Gen Ed Basic Communication course Eng110 recommended
3-4 Math Course MAT119 or MAT129
3-4 Lab Science Phy108 recommended
2 Health and Wellness PED activity credits, Avs101, Avs102, Bio114, Bio115, Hed103, Hed104, Hed108, Sci161
6 Social Science Courses  
1 Keyboarding Bus118
3 Speech Sph111
3 Introduction to Networking (Pre/Corequisite Required) Cis131
4 Network Fundamentals (CCNA1) (Pre/Corequisite Required) Cis133
4 Routing Protocols & Concepts (CCNA2) (Prereq Required) Cis134
3 Network Security I (Prereq Required) Cis135
4 Scaling LAN and Wan Technologies (Prereq Required) Cis139
3 Introduction to Programming (Prereq Required) Cis143
3 Topics in Computing (Prereq Required) Cis150
3 Server Side Scripting* (Prereq Req) or Programming in Java (Prereq Req) Cis151 or Cis222
3 PC Hardware Fundamentals or PC Hardware Fundamentals Intermediate Programming in Windows (Prereq Required) Cis120 or Cis144
3 Internship (Prereq Required) Cis178
3 Server Administration (Prereq Required) Cis232
4 Advanced Routing (CCNP1) (Prereq Required) Cis233
65 Minimum credits required for graduation  

Additional Information:

*offered each fall
For questions concerning SUNY Adirondack's Cisco Academy and/or Cisco Certification courses, contact Ms. Karen Woodard at or (518) 743-2216.

Recommended First Year
First Semester
1-4 Hrd100, Hrd100A or Hrd110
3 Eng101; Eng100A & Eng100B
3 Cis131
4 Cis133
3-4 Math Course
1 Bus118
1 Health and Wellness
Second Semester
4 Cis134
3 Cis135
3 Cis143
3 Cis232
3 Social Science Elective
1 Health and Wellness
Recommended Second Year
Third Semester
3 Eng110 recommended
4 Cis139
3 Cis150
3 IT Elective - Cis151 or Cis222
3-4 Lab Science (Phy 108 recommended)
Fourth Semester
3 Sph111
3 Cis178
4 Cis233
3 Social Science Elective
3 IT Elective - Cis120 or Cis144


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