West Virginia Northern Community College

Programs of Study

Microsoft Networking A.A.S.

Computer Information Technology
Networking: Microsoft
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Plan, design, install, configure, maintain, and optimize Microsoft network hardware, software, and communication links
  • Diagnose, resolve, and document hardware and software Microsoft network problems
  • Provide end user support for Microsoft networks

Graduates of this program can expect to obtain employment in Microsoft positions such as computer engineers, computer support specialists, network administrators, managers of Internet/Intranet technology, and network technicians.


First Year - Fall Semester 

Course                                                                              Cr. Hours
CIT 105 Windows O/S, Administration and Troubleshooting        3
CIT 117 MS Applications        3
CIT 123 A+ Hardware Essentials        3
ENG 101 College Composition I        3
CIT 241 Microsoft Network Administration        3

First Year - Spring Semester

Cr. Hours
CIT 184 A+ Networking and Software        3
CIT 220 Unix/Linux        3
CIT 274 Microsoft Server Setup and Troubleshooting        3
CIT 245 Network Security Fundamentals        3
General Education Core Requirement        1
MATH Core Requirement        2

Second Year - Fall Semester

Course                                                                            Cr. Hours
CIT 142 Cisco I        4
CIT 210 SQL Server Administration        3
CIT 250 IT Analysis and Design        3
PSYC 155 Human Relations        3
SPCH 101 Interpersonal Communications
SPCH 105 Fundamentals of Speech

Second Year - Spring Semester

Cr. Hours
CIT 247 Windows PowerShell        3
CIT 265 Virtualization Concepts        3
CIT 291 CIT Practicum        3
CIT Restricted Elective**      3-4
CIT Restricted Elective***        3

Total Hours in Program – 61-62

**Choose from CIT 152, or any other CIT course
***Choose from BA 240, MATH 109, MGT 253, or any CIT course




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