Computer Network Technology prepares students to operate sophisticated, state of-the-art computer equipment. Students are also given in-depth instruction in JCL, telecommunications networks, and operating systems concepts. Upon completion of program requirements, students are awarded the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree.
Employment of computer network architects is projected to grow 6 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Demand for computer network architects will increase as firms continue to expand their information technology (IT) networks.
BMCC has articulation agreements with several four year colleges to allow you to seamlessly continue your education there.
Academic Program Maps
- Computer Network Technology Program 2 Year Plan (2018-2019)
- Computer Network Technology Program 3 Year Plan (2018-2019)
Require Common Core
Choose 3 credits from 1 of the following areas:
- The course covers the fundamental principles of accounting and the practical use of accounting tools and techniques. Topics covered include the definition and scope of accounting, accounting records and processes, books of original and subsequent entry, work sheets, adjusting and closing entries, accounting for cash, accounting for negotiable instruments, and accounting for plant assets. An investigation is made of accounting for service businesses and trading concerns.
Note: ACC 122 credit change from 4 credits to 3 credits, effective spring 2014.
- This course covers the total structure and character of modern business from initial organization through grouping of essential functions into operating departments. Management and the decision-making process, financing, operations, and marketing considerations are studied, with actual cases used to illustrate problems in small and big businesses.
- This course is an introduction to the concepts and organization of operating systems and the management of hardware and software resources of a computer. Emphasis is placed on memory, process, device and file management as well as operating system utilities. The students will be provided with basic working knowledge of computer operating system commands, functions, and management approaches in a variety of operating system environments utilizing both Graphical User Interface (GUI) and command line environments.
Prerequisite: CSC 101 or departmental approval
- This course will introduce students to computer software. The topics covered will include Installation, configuration, security, maintenance, administration, and troubleshooting of the operating system and other software. Students will review binary, octal, hexadecimal numbering systems used in computer systems. Industry ethics and career paths will be reviewed.
Prerequisite: CIS 155
- This course is an introductory course in telecommunications networks. It covers the fundamentals of networking concepts, such as networking media, topology, switching, and management. It will also include an introduction to Open System Interface (OSI) layered organization and the functionality of each layer.
Prerequisite: CSC 110 or CIS 165 or Departmental Permission
- Students are introduced to the UNIX operating system, its external commands, internal structures, and text processing capabilities.
Prerequisite: CSC 110 or CIS 150 level or above or Departmental Permission
- This course is a second course in telecommunications networks with special emphasis on Local Area Networks (LAN). It covers the fundamentals of LAN technology, such as wiring and topology as well as implementation and management of LANs. Advanced topics include LAN connectivity and future LAN directions.
Prerequisite: CIS 345
- This course provides a comprehensive overview of network security. The topics covered are: general security concepts including authentication methods, common network attacks; and methods for safeguarding against attacks; communication security including remote access, e-mail, the World Wide Web, directory and file transfer, and wireless data; infrastructure security that explores various network devices and media, and the proper use of perimeter topologies such as DMZs, extranets, and intranets to asymmetric and symmetric algorithms, and the types of PKI certificates and their uses; operational/ organizational security is discussed as it relates to physical security, disaster recovery, and business continuity, as well as coverage of computer forensics.
Prerequisite: CIS 345
Please note, these requirements are effective the 2018-2019 catalog year. Please check your DegreeWorks account for your specific degree requirements as when you began at BMCC will determine your program requirements.
1. Choose from ACC, BUS, CIS, CSC, GIS or MMP courses, except CIS 100 and BUS 104.