2014-2015 Academic Catalog 
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2014-2015 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Information Systems - Network Technology Associate of Technical Arts Degree

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PGM Code – 527U  

Program Description Students in the Network Technology Associate of Technical Arts 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: A+, NET+; Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA); Windows Server 2008 70-236, 70-350, 70-640, 70-642, and 70-643; and Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA).

Topics included in the degree include: 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; and 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 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 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 93 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 CC. 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 a degree or certificate of 45 credits or more must meet a cultural diversity (CD) requirement by taking at least five (5) credits of CD courses. To learn more, go to Academic Information – Cultural Diversity Requirement  in the online academic catalog.

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,
  • Communicate with an academic adviser, and
  • Submit an Evaluation Request - Transfer Credits Form (available in Enrollment Services) to activate the process of transferring credits to Edmonds CC.

Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted online by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. 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 linklett@cwu.edu.

College Resources
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

The advisers for this program are
Julie Jackson | jjackson@edcc.edu | 425.640.1123
Bill Marshall | bmarshal@edcc.edu | 425.640.1985
Mustafa Rashid | mrashid@edcc.edu  | 425.640.1716

Department Website
Computer Information Systems | www.edcc.edu/cis
CWU BAS-ITAM website | www.cwu.edu/~itam

Advising Note This program requirement sheet is not a substitute for meeting with an academic adviser. Meeting the requirements to graduate with an Edmonds CC certificate or degree is ultimately the responsibility of the student.

General Education/Related Instruction Requirements (15 credits)

 Students who plan to transfer credits toward a Bachelor’s degree should take ENGL& 101  and should also consult with an adviser regarding the transfer Math requirement.

Communication Skills (5 credits)

OUTCOME: Write in clear, effective ways, adapted to audience, context, and purpose.

 Note: Choose one (1) of the following:

Quantitative Skills (5 credits)

OUTCOME: Apply mathematical, quantitative, or symbolic models to solve problems, draw inferences, or support conclusions appropriate to an individual discipline.  

Note: Choose five (5) credits of the following:

Human Relations/Group Interaction (5 credits)

OUTCOME: Identify and explain how to apply the skills needed to maintain effective working relationships in multicultural settings. 

Cultural Diversity Requirement

OUTCOME: Apply multiple perspectives when examining cultural differences and interacting in multicultural settings.

____Cultural Diversity Requirement met

Program Requirements (71 credits)


  • Demonstrate intermediate abilities in PC hardware, network support, software support and desktop applications.
  • Demonstrate intermediate abilities to install, maintain, configure, and troubleshoot routers and switches.
  • Demonstrate intermediate abilities to install, maintain, configure, administer and troubleshoot server operating systems.
  • Demonstrate competency in installing, upgrading, troubleshooting, and repairing computers.
  • Demonstrate intermediate understanding of telecommunications and networking.

Note: Students who complete CIS 100, 102, 125, 161, 162, and 163 may additionally earn the Computer Information Systems Desktop Support Specialist Certificate .

Career Management (minimum 1 credit)

OUTCOME: Demonstrate the ability to research employment opportunities, prepare an effective employment package, and present oneself positively in a job interview. 

Note: Choose one (1) of the following:

Program Electives (minimum 7 credits)

Choose two (2) or more elective courses from the following list to total 7-10 credits as approved by a CIS faculty adviser.



Dean’s Signature and Date Adviser’s Signature and Date
Eff: summer 2014  |  Rev: 05/14  

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