PGM Code – 527U
Program Description Students in the Network Technology ATA degree program will learn the interaction between the software and the hardware of computers and computer network systems. Upon completion of the degree, students will have followed curriculum and instruction that will allow them to prepare for and take the following industry certification exams:
• Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
• Windows Server 2008 70-640, 70-642 and 70-643
• Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA)
Topics included in the degree:
• Install, troubleshoot, upgrade, and repair stand-alone computers
• Install, wire, configure, administer, maintain, and troubleshoot complex Local Area Networks
• Install, configure, and troubleshoot Microsoft Windows Server
• Set up and configure network protocols
• Install, configure, maintain, and troubleshoot Cisco routers
• Design LANs and WANs
Upon graduation, students may be qualified for entry-level employment in the following areas: LAN administration, a variety of positions in the networking field, desktop support, help desk support, and PC support.
Entry Requirements Students entering this program will need to contact Enrollment Services and take both the English and Math placement tests. Students should bring the results of these tests to their first advising appointment with a CIS/CEN adviser for proper placement into the program. In addition, some CIS certificates and degrees begin at an advanced level and are designed for students already in the IT field. Students entering these programs may complete a portfolio of prior learning by taking CIS 116. The portfolio will be used to waive entry-level courses and place students in the appropriate advanced courses. Please see a CIS/CEN faculty adviser for more information.
Career Management Requirement Students obtaining ATA degrees are required to take at least one (1) credit of career management, as listed on this requirement sheet.
Common Course Numbering Please refer to www.edcc.edu/ccn for more information.
Credit/Grade Requirements This ATA degree is awarded upon completing the 98 credits of Program Requirements as outlined. A minimum of 30 credits or one-third, whichever is less, of the required credits must have been received from Edmonds Community College. Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in all college-level courses as well as a minimum grade point average of 2.8 within the program requirements.
Cultural Diversity Requirement All students earning degrees and certificates of 45 credits or more must meet a cultural diversity (CD) requirement by completing courses marked as “CD” on the requirement sheet and/or “Meets Cultural Diversity Requirement” in the quarterly class schedule. Those courses may also be used to fulfill other requirements of the degree or certificate.
Students Are Advised To
- Plan their schedule several quarters in advance in order to accommodate courses that are offered only once or twice a year,
- Review the college catalog for required course prerequisites and include these in schedule planning, and
- Communicate with a faculty adviser.
Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted to Enrollment Services by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Forms are available online or at Enrollment Services located in Lynnwood Hall. Note applications for summer quarter are due by the 8th day of the quarter.
CWU Transfer This ATA degree transfers directly to Central Washington University’s Bachelors in Information Technology and Administrative Management on the Edmonds Community College campus. Students must complete specific requirements for English, math, and logic. For more information, visit CWU BAS-ITAM or contact the CWU adviser at email@example.com.
College Website | www.edcc.edu
How to Enroll | www.edcc.edu/es
Transfer Center | www.edcc.edu/transfer
College Bookstore | www.edcc.edu/bookstore
Advising Appointments | 425.640.1458
CEN | www.edcc.edu/cen
CIS | www.edcc.edu/cis
CWU BAS-ITAM | www.cwu.edu/~itam