Academic Catalog

Enterprise Networking

Program Description

This program prepares students to design, administer, maintain, and troubleshoot networks of all sizes. Skills gained include specification preparation, network management, network design, equipment and system sales and software development. Laboratory courses provide students with hands-on experience to demonstrate the principles of Enterprise Networking. Courses provide learning opportunities for students new to the field, as well as those who are experienced professionals. Specialized courses are also available to help the student prepare for certification exams, including: Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), VMware Certified Professional - Data Center Virtualization, and AWS Cloud Practitioner.

Learn more about the program on the Computer Science website.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • The student will be able to design a network infrastructure to support specific user and business requirements.
  • The student will be able to design, implement and maintain appropriate security services for network systems.
  • The student will be able to select the components to create a virtual infrastructure.
  • The student will be able to specify, design and configure a simple AWS cloud deployment.

Career Opportunities

Enterprise Networking graduates have career opportunities in Information Communication Technology (ICT), computer networks, cybersecurity, cloud infrastructure management, data center visualization, data communications, marketing, system design, specification writing, technical writing, data center management, network management, sales, equipment installation, diagnostics and programming.

Award Type(s)

  • AS = Associate in Science Degree

Units Required

  • Major: 40.5

Associate Degree Requirements

English Proficiency
Select one of the following:
ENGL 1ACOMPOSITION & READING5
ENGL 1AHHONORS COMPOSITION & READING5
ENGL 1S
ENGL 1T
INTEGRATED COMPOSITION & READING
and INTEGRATED COMPOSITION & READING
8
or equivalent
Mathematics Proficiency
Select one of the following:
MATH 105INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA5
MATH 180QUANTITATIVE REASONING5
or any MATH course approved for Foothill GE Area V, Communication & Analytical Thinking

A minimum of 90 units is required1 to include:

  • Completion of one of the following general education patterns: Foothill General Education, CSU General Education Breadth Requirements or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)
  • Core courses (31.5 units)
  • Support courses (9 units)

Note: All courses pertaining to the major must be taken for a letter grade. In addition, a grade of "C" or better is required for all core and support courses used for the degree.

Core and Support Courses 

Core Courses
C S 30AINTRODUCTION TO LINUX4.5
C S 50ANETWORK BASICS (CCNA)4.5
C S 50BROUTING & SWITCHING ESSENTIALS (CCNA)4.5
C S 53ACYBERSECURITY FUNDAMENTALS4.5
C S 53BFIREWALLS & THREAT MANAGEMENT4.5
C S 55AINTRODUCTION TO CLOUD COMPUTING IN AMAZON WEB SERVICES4.5
C S 55BDATABASE ESSENTIALS IN AMAZON WEB SERVICES4.5
Support Courses
Select two courses from one of the following options:9
Cloud Computing Option
COMPUTE ENGINES IN AMAZON WEB SERVICES
SECURITY IN AMAZON WEB SERVICES
Enterprise Security Option
ETHICAL HACKING
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER FORENSICS
Linux Option
LINUX SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION
ADVANCED LINUX SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION
LINUX SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION: NETWORK SERVICES
Total Units40.5