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Online Degrees & Certificates

AA in Enterprise Networking

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), Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), VMware Certified Professional - Data Center Virtualization, and the Certified Wireless Administrator (CWNA).

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to design a network infrastructure to support specific user and business requirements.
  • Students will be able to design, implement and maintain appropriate security services for network systems.
  • Students will be able to select The components to create a virtual infrastructure.
  • Students will be able to optimize The performance, reliability and availability of network services.

Career Opportunities

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

Associate Degree Requirements

Units required for Major: 49.5
English proficiency:
ENGL 1A, 1AH, 1S & 1T, or equivalent.
Mathematics proficiency: MATH 105, 108 or any MATH course approved for Foothill GE Area V, Communication & Analytical Thinking.

A minimum of 90 units is required to include

  • Completion of one of the following general eduation patterns:
    • Foothill General Education
    • CSU General Education Breadth Requirements or
    • the Intersegmental Genearl Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)
  • Core courses (15-19 units)
  • Support courses (8-15 units)
  • Additional elective course work may be necessary to meet the 90-unit minimum requirement for the associate degree.

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.

Online Courses for Enterprise Networking

The courses listed BELOW are offered as online courses at least once every two years. Please see online Schedule of Classes for verification.

NOTE: Students having difficulty attaining an associate degree because of timing or availability of classes should consult with a counselor to submit a petition for course substitution.

Core Courses (40.5 units)

CS 50A Network Basics (CCNA) 4.5
CS 50B Routing & Switching Essentials (CCNA) 4.5
CS 50C Scaling Local Area Networks (CCNA) 4.5
CS 50D Connecting Networks-WANs (CCNA) 4.5
CS 52A Advanced IP Routing Protocols & Services (CCNP) 4.5
CS 52B Advanced Switching & Campus LAN Design (CCNP) 4.5
CS 52C Advanced Network Troubleshooting (CCNP) 4.5
CS 54A Storage Area Networks 4.5
CS 60A Installing & Configuring Windows Server 2012 4.5


Support Courses (9 units)

Select ONE option from the following
Option 1: Data Center Visualization & Cloud Computing
CS 54B VMware vSphere Install, Configure & Manage 4.5
CS 54D Cloud Infrastructure & Services 4.5
Option 2: Microsoft MSCA Server Option
CS 60B Administering Windows Server 2012 4.5
CS 60C Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services 4.5
Option 3: Infrastructure/Desktop Support
CS 50E Introduction to IP Network Security 4.5
CS 56B IT Essentials 4.5
Option 4: Enterprise Security
Select TWO courses from the following:
CS 53A Cybersecurity Fundamentals 4.5
CS 53B Firewalls & Threat Management 4.5
CS 53C Ethical Hacking 4.5
CS 53D Introduction to Computer Forensics 4.5
Option 5: Linux
Select TWO courses from the following:
CS 30C Linux System Administration 4.5
CS 30D Advanced Linux System Administration 4.5
CS 30E Linux System Administration: Network Services 4.5


Note that this is a list of fully online courses that satisfy degree requirements.

For a complete list of degree requirements, please visit Enterprise Networking 2019-2020 Degree & Certificates.

Based on the 2019 - 2020 degree program.