Time: Monday/Wednesday 4:00pm-5:20pm

Course: CIS131 Networking Technology

Instructor: Mr. Hull

All information below subject to change at instructors discretion.

Course Description: Students will develop an understanding of networking as it applies to information processing. Topics include basic concepts and terminology, types of networks, network hardware, operating system software, network administration, network applications, and current trends in networking.

Course Objective: The focus of this course is to develop an understanding of real world networking. Through this course, students will gain a basic understanding of network terms and concepts. Through team exercises, students will develop project management and time management skills. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe basic LAN/WAN network components, technologies, topologies, and their inter-connections.

  2. Understand TCP/IP Protocol Suite and OSI model

  3. Implement a basic IP addressing and subnetting scheme.

  4. Design a simple network.

  5. Evaluate and recommend basic networking, cabling, and computer hardware and software.

  6. Understand basic network administration tasks and network security methods.

  7. Discuss network troubleshooting methods and tools.


  • Exams - 35%

  • Homework - 25%

  • Project/Paper - 30%

  • Participation/Quizzes - 10%

Attendance: Students are required to attend all scheduled classes. Class participation is impacted by attendance and two or more absences will result in a failing grade for the class. If you are unable to attend a class due to an illness or other compelling reasons, it is your responsibility to inform the instructor before class and contact another classmate for the missed notes and assignments. These notes and assignments should be obtained prior to the next scheduled class. It is not the responsibility of the instructor to re-lecture course material to absent students.

If a quiz or test begins prior to a student entering the classroom late, the student will not be allowed extra time to complete the quiz or test, unless stipulated by the instructor. If a quiz or test is missed, the student will not be allowed to makeup the missed exam, unless stipulated by the instructor.

For those students who do not attend class on a frequent basis, please be aware that college policy stipulates that an instructor has the right to withdraw a student with failure, after a specified time during the semester. If you are going to be absent for a prolonged time, or a specified time due to business concerns, please notify the instructor and Dean of Students. Arrangements will be made to enable the student to keep up with the course material or drop the course.

Special Services: Under Section 504 a post–secondary student with a disability who is need of academic accommodations or auxiliary aids is required to notify the College of the nature of the disability and to provide appropriate documentation which supports the request for reasonable accommodations or auxiliary aids.

Individuals who would like to self-identify with a disability (and have not already) or think they may have a disability and want to request accommodations should contact the Special Services Office directly in Warren Hall 103, or call for an appointment @ 743-2282 (TTY) 743-2323.

Assignment Policy: This course does have multiple homework assignments to enable students to acquire the knowledge required. Homework must be submitted on time and fit the following requirements.

  • If the homework is not electronically submitted via online form then it must be printed out. If you don't have a computer you can use the computer lab. If this is a problem contact the instructor.

  • Answer all questions in complete sentences unless the question does not require it. i.e. If the question asks for a list of items.

  • Any homework submitted or handed in after the class it is due will not be accepted for grading.

  • Any assignments that don't fit these requirements will not be accepted for grading. You are allowed to work together on homework but you must hand in your own copy. Any homework that is assigned is eligible to be collected for grading.

Plagiarism: Misrepresenting copyrighted words, documents, graphs, charts, computer programs, art, music or creative work as your own, either exactly or in a substantial similar manner, is plagiarism. Plagiarism carries penalties outlined in the ACC student handbook under “Code of Conduct”.

Classroom Courtesy: If a cell phone is necessary for emergency or work related contact, please do not have the phone ringer turned on during class. Please quietly exit the class and answer the phone in the hallway.

Campus Closing Phone: #: 743-2222 = announces if campus is closing. (Generally morning news lists ACC with schools if it is closed.)