Computer Networking Technology

Program Announcement

If You Major in Computer Information Systems, Computer Technology, or Computer Networking
Effective Fall 2016 NSCC will offer only one computer-related degree: Before You Register for Fall Classes

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The Computer Networking Technology AAS degree program prepares students for immediate employment as networking technicians. Students gain the skills to design, install, monitor, maintain and enhance an infrastructure consisting of networking devices and components such as clients, servers, routers, switches, hubs, and cabling systems. Courses are designed to expose students to concepts used in industry certification exams such as A+, Security+, and Microsoft OS and Server. Technical elective courses prepare graduates for advanced Microsoft certifications and Cisco CCNA. Students are prepared for entry-level positions in user support, server monitoring, directory services basic administration, network media installation and testing, basic router configuration, subnetting, and network communication protocols. Graduates are trained to have excellent troubleshooting, communication, and critical thinking skills to work effectively as individuals and in a team environment.

Planning to earn a Bachelor's degree?
NSCC and MTSU Degree Advancement Program
The articulation agreement between Nashville State Community College and Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) allows students who earn an Associate of Applied Science in Computer Networking Technology at Nashville State to transfer credits to MTSU toward the completion of a Bachelor's of Science in Professional Studies with a concentration in Information Technology.

Advising Sheet Archives


2015–2016 Advising Sheet

A.A.S. Degree Concentration Advising Sheet
Computer Networking Technology


2014–2015 Advising Sheet

A.A.S. Degree Concentration Advising Sheet
Computer Networking Technology


2013–2014 Advising Sheet

A.A.S. Degree Concentration Advising Sheet
Computer Networking Technology


NSCC Cisco Networking Academy

Cisco Academy LogoCisco Offerings
• CNT 1060 Cisco Routers I (Introduction to Networks)
• CNT 1160 Cisco Routers II (Routers and Switching Essentials)
• CNT 2410 Cisco Routers III (Scaling Networks)
• CNT 2420 Cisco Routers IV (Connecting Networks)
• CNT 1090 Wireless Networking (Fundamentals of Wireless LANs v1.1)


Comments from our Students

"Nashville State Community College is an outstanding school. Whether you are right out of high school, finishing up those last few credits before you transfer to a university, or completing an Associate degree, you have everything you need right at your fingertips. The Computer Networking Technology program is the best program one could hope for in regards to computer networking infrastructure. The staff is extremely knowledgeable on all areas of technology. If there is anything you need to know or learn, one of the professors is sure to have the answer. I can’t speak highly enough of the Cisco Networking Academy. Access to the latest cutting edge equipment and materials allows you to propel yourself through the certification ranks. They offer CCNA and Cisco security classes which will teach you everything you need to know for both the exam room and the real world. The hands-on lab time is worth its weight in gold, and they offer more of it than any program I’ve heard of. I’m not talking about a five-day boot camp where you’re sure to forget most of the material. Imagine spending as much time as you wish training on top notch equipment. This type of training is the kind that employers look for when they are seeking network engineers of the highest quality. Trust me when I say that this school rocks!" - Josh Carlson

"When I retired as an airline pilot, my wish was to continue learning new things, which were always in abundance in the airline industry. Wasting no time in returning to the educational realm, I have found the Computer Networking Technology curriculum at Nashville State Community College an excellent source of useful and interesting things to learn. At present I am working at certification in Cisco networking and have developed an interest in Oracle database technology as well. Both curricula are taught by professors of impressive talent and patience, and who seem always available to answer student questions. The school seems intent on keeping abreast of new technology, as each semester includes class listings for technologies and software which did not exist a short time prior. In my opinion, Nashville State Community College is among the best schools in the state for those with a desire to learn new skills applicable to the world of technology." - G. G. Pence, Cisco Networking and Oracle Database Student

Program Faculty

David Welch, Associate Professor, 615-353-3410

A.A.S. Computer Information Systems, Nashville State Technical Institute, 1996
B.S. Aerospace Technology, Middle Tennessee State University, 1983
M.S. Management information Systems, Strayer University, 2007
Microsoft® Certified Professional, 1998


Michael Bates, Associate Professor, 615-353-3464

CompTIA A+ Certification, 2002
CompTIA Network + Certification, 2002
A.A.S. Nashville State Community College, 2003
Cisco Certified Network Associate, 2004
B.S. MIS Trevecca Nazarene University, 2009


Wanda Scott, Assistant Professor, 615-353-3471

B.S. Computer Science, Hampton University, 1994
M.S. John Hopkins University, 2009
Graduate Certificate, Leadership in Technology Integration, John Hopkins, University, 2009
Microsoft® Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), 2000, 1999
Windows, NT4 MCSE Certification, 1995

Career Services and Cooperative Education

The college has a very active Career Services Office that assists students, graduates and alumni with their career and employment needs.

Cooperative work experience can be an important addition to a student’s formal classroom work. Co-op courses may substitute for technical courses with the prior approval of the Program Coordinator. The Career Services Office will provide the correct course numbers. For more information about cooperative work experience opportunities, please visit the Career Services Office Web site, phone 615-353-3248, or e-mail


Changes for Computer Technologies Majors

May 06, 2016 -

Majors in Computer Information Systems, Computer Technology, or Computer Networking: Effective Fall 2016 NSCC will offer only one computer-related degree. Before You Register for Fall Classes

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Nashville State events and workshops

January 27, 2016 -

What’s happening at Nashville State? Check out the event calendar for workshops, student life events and important dates.

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Contact Information

Program Office: 615-353-3475

David Welch, Associate Professor
Phone: 615-353-3410

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Advising Sheet

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Computer Networking Technology

Catalog and Class Schedule

See NSCC Catalog for program requirements, recommended schedules, course descriptions and syllabi.

See Class Schedule for course availability.

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