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Hagerstown Community College / HCC

Academic Catalog

2020-2021 Catalog 
    Oct 27, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Network Administration Concentration, Information Systems Technology, A.A.S.

The Network Administration concentration provides students with necessary skills for careers as  network technicians and engineers.  Courses concentrate in areas of building, maintaining and troubleshooting computer networks; configuring switches and routers; and securing and protecting networks and data from attacks. The curriculum includes preparation for Net+, Security+, and CCNA certifications.  This A.A.S. program is a career degree, preparing students for the workforce after graduation.  However, students can opt to transfer to a four-year program rather than start a career, but should confer with advisors and transferring institutions for specific requirements.

Program Pathway

First Year Fall   First Year Spring
Course Number Course Name Credits   Course Number Course Name Credits
ENG 112 Technical Writing I 3   CSC 109 UNIX/Linux Operating System 3
MAT 114 Introduction to Applied Algebra 3   Gen Ed Arts/Humanities 3
CSC 102 Introduction to Information Technology 3   Restricted Elective Choose from the list 3
IST 108 Microsoft Operating System 3   IST 151  PC Tech: Operating Systems 3
IST 150  PC Tech: Repair/Troubleshooting 3   IST 154 Networking Basics 3
TOTAL   15   TOTAL   15
Second Year Fall   Second Year Spring
Course Number Course Name Credits   Course Number Course Name Credits
Gen Ed Diversity 3   Gen Ed Biological/Physical Science; 3-4 credits 3
IST 155 Networking I 4   Gen Ed Behavioral/Social Sciences 3
IST 156 Networking II 4   Restricted Elective  Choose from the list 3
IST 261  Server Management I 3   IST 264 Server Management II 3
STU-106 Professionalism in the Workplace 1   Restricted Elective Choose from the list; 2-3 credits 3
TOTAL   15   TOTAL   15

General Education Requirements (18-19 Credits)


Behavioral/Social Sciences

Biological/Physical Science



*A minimum grade of “C” or better is required for ENG-112.

Degree Requirement (60 Credits)