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Associate of Applied Science
Information Technology - Networking 
(Degree Program Updates Coming Soon)

Networks drive the speed of business. The demand for information in the global economy requires consistent and robust network connectivity. Networking professionals provide this ever-increasing need.Moberly Area Community College offers a path to this exciting career focus through our nationally recognized Cisco Academy. In two semesters an individual can prepare to become a Cisco Certified Network Associate(CCNA) and also be eligible for the widely recognized A+ certification. For those who wish to pursue the full Networking Degree, MACC also offers coursework in Linux Administration and Windows Server Management. Networking graduates are prepared to enter the field or transfer to a four-year institution.

Specific classes in the CIT curriculum are industry approved to allow successful students to sit for: A+, Linux +, and Cisco CCENT and CCNA certification.


Academic Map

This academic map is a suggested semester-by-semester schedule of courses based upon the AAS degree requirements as outlined in the academic catalog. In order for you to graduate in two years, specific milestones, courses, and other requirements (e.g. prerequisites) must be met in a timely manner. To ensure that milestone courses are completed, it is important that you, when possible and appropriate, enroll in any needed developmental coursework during the first semester(s) of enrollment. Additionally, enrolling for courses during the summer session is an option and can reduce your regular course load and allow you to stay on track to graduate in two years. Finally, keep in mind this map does not substitute for academic advisement. If you have questions, see your advisor and refer to the MACC website for current information.

*Note for all Information Technology AAS degrees and Certificates (32 credit hour and Certificates of Specialization): A grade of "C" or better must be achieved in all required CIT courses (course prefix "CIT") to earn an AAS degree, 32 credit hour certificate, or Certificate of Specialization). 

Course Semester Hours Milestone
  First Semester (Fall)
 CIT106  IT Essentials 3  
 CIT135  ^Object Oriented Programming I 3  
 CIT145  Web Design I 3  
 LAL101**** or
 ^Composition I or
 ^Business Communication
3  LAL101 or
 MTH140  ^Precalculus Algebra 3  MTH140
 SKL101  College Orientation 1  SKL101
  Second Semester (Spring)
 CIT105  ^Programming I 3  CIT105
 CIT150  Linux Administration I 3  
 CIT152  Introduction to Networks 3  
   Biological or Physical Science (with lab) 4-5  
 SPK101  Public Speaking 3  
  Third Semester (Fall)
 CIT153  ^Routing and Switching Essentials 3  
 CIT201  ^Relational Database Systems 3  
 CIT238  ^Windows Server Management I 3  
 HST105 or
 HST106 or
 American History to 1865 or
 American History from 1865 or
 Introduction to American Government
   Humanities 3  
 SKL250 or
 ^Employment Seminar or
 ^Computer Information Technology Internship
  Fourth Semester (Spring)
 CIT239  ^Windows Server Management II
 CIT250  ^Linux Administration II 3  
 CIT252  ^Scaling Networks (1st 8-weeks) 3  
 CIT253  ^Connecting Networks (2nd 8-weeks) 3  
 CIT255  ^Cyber Security 3  
 CIT262  ^Systems Project: Networking 3  
  Minimum Required Hours for Degree 66  

**It is strongly recommended that students successfully complete the Milestone courses as planned on the academic map to ensure completion of the degree in two years. In addition, if students do not successfully complete the Milestone course(s), they are strongly encouraged to re-enroll in the course(s) the following semester.

***Virtual course delivery is available for all "CIT" classes required in this degree program and for many other required classes. Talk to your program advisor to learn which courses are offered in the virtual delivery format.

****It is recommended that students take LAL101 Composition I if they are planning to transfer to a four-year college.

^Please refer to the course descriptions for pre/co-requisite and placement information. You can only register for these courses if you have met the prerequisite, placed into the course and/or enroll in the co-requisite course(s).


Additional Graduation Requirement
Missouri law, included in Senate Bill 807, requires every college student pursuing an associate’s or bachelor's degree at a public institution to pass the Missouri Higher Education Civics Achievement Examination with at least a 70 percent to graduate. The rule will apply to the incoming class of first-time college students in the fall of 2019 and all students thereafter.

This academic map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between MACC and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to meet the academic objectives of the college. MACC specifically reserves the right to modify, delete, or add to any academic map at any time within the student’s period of study at the college.