Computer and Networking Technology A.S. Degree (09040.AS)

School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

The Computer Technology and Information Systems AS degree prepares student to enter the fields of IT Support Specialist, Cybersecurity, System Administration or Networking Professional. Classes are focused on computer technology used to collect, record, organize and access data. Many career paths are available in this broad field.

For an Associate of Arts Degree in Computer and Networking Technology, students must meet the graduation requirements and complete the required program courses with a minimum grade of a C (or P) in each course and have a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

A. Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in accomplishing job related tasks.

B. Demonstrate field related entry level theoretical and practical skills.

C. Employ the principles of job related safety requirements.

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Program Requirements:

Program Core: (44-45 Units)


CPSC-01 Introduction to Computer Information Systems


CTIS-03 Information and Communication Technology Essentials


CTIS-15 Computer Network Fundamentals


Programming: Plus 3 units from the following:

CPSC-05A Application Development and Programming (3)
CTIS-02 Introduction to Programming Concepts and Methodologies (3)
CTIS-04 Programming with Python (3)
CTIS-07 Linux Shell Scripting and Programming (3)


Specialization: Plus 27 units from the following:

ELCT-34 Digital Logic Circuits and Systems (3)
ELCT-36 Networking Topologies and Cabling (3)
CTIS-09 Cloud Computing Infrastructure and Services (3)
CTIS-11 Linux System Administration (3)
CTIS-12 Windows Server System Administration (3)
CTIS-16 Routing and Switching (3)
CTIS-18 Network Security and Automation (3)
CTIS-20 Introduction to Information Systems Security (3)
CTIS-23 Network Security (3)
CTIS-33 Firewalls and VPN (3)


Mathematics: Plus 3-4 units from the following:

MATH-03 Calculus for Business (4)
MATH-04A Calculus I (4)
MATH-10 Elementary Statistics (3)
MATH-15 Finite Mathematics (3)


Total: (44-45 Units)

Completion of MCCD-GE Breadth: (23 units)

Elective (as needed to reach 60 units) Units: (0 Units)

Total Degree Units: (64-65 Units)

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Contact Information


Marie Bruley


(209) 384-6293

School Office



(209) 381-6478

Computer Info Systems Tech