Arapahoe Community College

2016-2017 Catalog

Computer Network Technology AAS

Associate of Applied Science Degree

CIP 110901 (CNG)

The Computer Network Technology program prepares individuals for jobs in the computer networking field. Students in this program gain hands-on experience with computer hardware, software and networks. Upon successful completion of the program, the student will have the needed background to prepare to take one or more of the following exams: Network+; Security+; MCITP Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional); MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist; CWNA; Security +; or CISCO CCNA.

Admission Requirements

  • Admission to Arapahoe Community College

Program Requirements

General Education Courses

(16 Credit hours)

BUS 115

Intro to Business


CIS 118

Intro to PC Applications


COM 115

Public Speaking OR


COM 125

Interpersonal Communication


ENG 121

English Composition I (GT-CO1) OR


ENG 131

Technical Writing I


MAT 121

College Algebra (GT-MA1)


Major Courses

(32-36 Credit hours)

CIS 124

Intro to Operating Systems


CIS 202

Automated Project Management: MS Project


CIS 232

Unix Shell Programming


CIS 287

Coop Education Career Training


CNG 121

Computer Technician I: A+


CNG 124

Networking I: Network + AND


CNG 125

Networking II: Network +





CNG 260

CISCO Network Associate I AND


CNG 261

CISCO Network Associate II


CNG 132

Network Security Fundamentals


CNG 209

Ms Server Active Directory Configuration


CNG 224

Microsoft Windows Wireless Network


Elective Courses

(8-12 Credit hours)

Students must choose 12 credit hours from the following: CIS 220, CIS 222, CIS 232, CNG 120, CNG 121, CNG 122, CNG 136, CNG 209, CNG 210, CNG 211, CNG 212, CNG 253, CNG 257, CNG 258, CNG 260, CNG 261, CNG 262, CNG 263, MAN 241


60 Credit Hours

NOTE: Students interested in taking one of the certification exams need to meet with a Computer Network Technology Advisor to choose the correct sequence of classes. Please call 303.797.5252 for more information.

Graduation Requirements

  • To graduate, students must apply for graduation and complete the graduation survey (available via myACC). (form available at
  • After applying for graduation, all correspondence to a student about the status of their program conferral will be sent to their student email address only.
  • As a graduate of a Career and Technical Education program you will be contacted by an ACC employee in approximately six months to verify your employment information. This information gathering is a federal requirement to ensure that ACC receives certain federal funding.

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