Computer Information Systems - Networking: NorthWest Arkansas Community College

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Get the preparation you need to obtain a key support position in the fast-growing field of network information systems and CISCO Networking with an Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems - Networking.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Analyze, design and document computer network requirements
  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot network hardware and software
  • Perform network maintenance such as disassembling, troubleshooting, upgrading and replacing parts
  • Implementing Local Area Networks (LANs) using both static and dynamic addressing including subnetting
  • Complete the Cisco Certified Network Associate certificate exam
  • Take the A+, CompTIA Network +, and Security + Certification exams
  • Use computer systems in a responsible and ethical manner


NTWK 2014 Networking and Info Systems
CISQ 1103 Intro to Computer Information
ENGL 1013 Composition I
PROG 1003 Intro to Programming Logic
MATH (check with your advisor to ensure you are taking the correct course)

CISM 1313

ENGL 1023 Composition II
NTWK 2084 Network Hardware Support
NTWK 2053
NTWK 2203

BLAW 2013 Legal Envirmnt of Business I

NTWK 2214 Switching Basics and Inter. Rout
NTWK 2213
OSIM 2503 Computer Support and Proj Mmt
NTWK elective (elective)
Social/Behavioral elective (3 hours)

(see degree plan for elective information)

ACCT 2013 Principles of Accounting I
BADM 2703 Internship Experience
NTWK 2023 Network Administration I
NTWK elective (2 - 3 hour courses)

(see degree plan for elective information)

Degree, Transfer Options and Careers:

Many courses at NWACC carry transfer credit to four-year institutions and can fulfill general education requirements.

Those who pursue a degree in Networking may find job opportunities in the following occupations:

  • Computer Technician
  • Network Administrator
  • Help Desk Analyst
  • Technology Coordinator
  • Computer Network Analyst
  • Network Installation Technician