Information Technology - Networking Degree

Course Number Course Title CL LAB CR
Fall Semester
  ENGL 120MC Communication: Mindful 3 0 3
# IST 103C Programming with Raspberry Pi 2 2 3
# IST 106C IT Career Topics 1 0 1
# IST 108C Personal Computer Hardware and Software 2 2 3
  PSYC 105C Introduction to Psychology or
  SOCI 105C Introduction to Sociology 3 0 3
Spring Semester
  ENGL 101MC English Composition: Mindful 4 0 4
# IST 151C Introduction to Networks 2 2 3
# IST 170C Introduction to Linux 2 2 3
  MATH 120C Quantitative Reasoning or higher level math course 4 0 4
  XX xxxC Science Elective* 3 2 4
Fall Semester
  ENGL 102MC Introduction to Literature: Mindful 3 0 3
# IST 153C Routing and Switching Essentials 2 2 3
# IST 280C Windows Server Operating Systems 2 2 3
# IST 293C IT Career Development 1 2 2
# IST xxxC Information Technology Elective 2 2 3
Spring Semester
  ENGL 294MC Communicating Mindfully Capstone 1 0 1
# IST 251C Scaling Networks 2 2 3
# IST 253C Connecting Networks 2 2 3
# IST 263C Network Security 2 2 3
# IST 294C Senior IT Internship 0 8 2
  IST xxxC Information Technology Elective 2 2 3

# Indicates major field courses.

* Students may take BIOL 159C, SCI 104C SCI 107C, or SCI 110C.

CL - Number of lecture/classroom hours per week for the course
LAB - Number of simulation laboratory, laboratory or clinical hours per week for the course
CR - Number of credit hours for the course

Curriculum for students entering program in 2019-20.

The degree of Associate in Science with a major in Information Technology - Networking is awarded upon successful completion of the program.

The Information Technology - Networking Degree prepares students to start or advance their IT career or to transfer seamlessly to a 4-year college. If you enjoy working with computers, earning an IT degree will help you turn that interest into a professional career. Alumni who specialized in Networking are employed in a wide range of jobs such as configuring and repairing PCs, providing technical support, or designing and administering networks. 

All degree candidates study core IT competencies including, personal computer hardware and software, an Introduction to Internet of things, networking for home and small businesses,  and server administration. In addition to these core competencies, students concentrate in Network Design and Administration.

Students take the following Cisco Networking courses:

  • Introduction to Networks
  • Routing and Switching Essentials
  • Scaling Networks
  • Connecting Networks

These courses prepare students to sit for the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) exam and the Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) exam. NHTI's Information Technology Department is a Cisco Networking Academy and a VMware Academy.

The department also offers a course in Personal Computer Hardware and Software which prepares students to sit for the CompTIA A+ certification, a widely recognized vendor-neutral certification for service technicians.

Through team projects, a required internship, and capstone activities, students find junior or entry-level positions such as:

  • Network Administrator
  • Applications Development Engineer
  • Database Administrator
  • Database Designer
  • Web Programmer
  • System Administrator
  • Software Quality Assurance Engineer
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Computer Support Consultant
  • Help Desk Analyst
  • Systems Analyst

Some graduates continue their formal education by pursuing a bachelor's degree at another college. Others begin or continue their professional careers directly.

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Specific Admission Requirements

  1. Computer keyboarding skills are assumed.

Senior Internship

All students are required to complete a senior internship in the area of their concentration and career goals. The internship provides real-life experience applying skills learned in the classroom. Employers work closely with the students and professors to ensure an environment that enhances each student's education, provides experience and introduces the student to the IT business environment.

Internship Considerations

NHTI has developed excellent practicum opportunities for our students to foster hands-on learning while simultaneously receiving credit. Nonetheless, the college's first priority must be to ensure that patients/clients/children/families are not placed in jeopardy by students during learning experiences. Therefore, students in internship, externship, practicum, service learning, and clinical experiences must demonstrate sufficient emotional stability to withstand the stresses, uncertainties and changing circumstances that characterize patient/client/child/family responsibilities. Furthermore, the student is expected to have the emotional stability required to exercise sound judgment, accept direction and guidance from a supervisor or faculty member, and establish rapport and maintain sensitive interpersonal relationships and confidentiality with employees, customers, and/or patients/clients/children and their families.

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Aaron Conn
Information Technology
Department Chair

(603) 271-6484 x4143

31 College Drive
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 230-4011


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