College of the Siskiyous

Fall 2012



Course:  CSCI 1032 Computer Networks, 3 Units, AA, CSU

 W7074 Thursday, 6:00-9:00 PM, Temp 30


Computer Applications Instructor: Mike Midkiff


Office Hours: 

My office hours for the Fall 2012 semester are: Tuesday and Thursday 5-6pm.  My office is located in the Learning Resource Center in Room 6.  You can call me or leave a voice mail message at 938-5311 or E-Mail me at  In any case I will get back to you as soon as I can.



Official Class Communications:

Official Class Communications will be done via your student e-mail ( It is very important that you check your e-mail on a regular basis.


Class Webpage:

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Required Text:                    

Network Pro (2012), LabSim, ISBN-13:978-1-935080-43-5 (Note: Purchasing details will be provided in class)                       


 Recommended Text:

Network + Guide to Networks, Course Technology, 6th Edition, Tamara Dean ISBN-13:978-1133608196




It is advised that a student in CSCI 1032:

*         Can read at a 10th grade (High School Sophomore) level

*         Be able to compute fractions, percentages, and basic math problems


Objectives of the Course:

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

·          Identify wiring and connectors useds in networking

·          Understand basic the OSI model and how it relates to networking protocols

·          Understand basic networking security pratices

·          Understand user interfaces used in networking

·          Understand basic operations in various networking operating systems, including Windows, Unix and Linux

·          Know how hardware is installed and configured using networking best practices

·          Understand basic wireless networking designs

·          Work with disk and file management utilities

·          Understand various networking protocols and standards

·          Understand subnetting principals

·          Understand basic networking troubleshooting




Requirements / Grading:

I expect you to attend class, do the reading, and to bring questions to class to be discussed. Your grade will depend on both your active and informed participation and your performance on:



Essay/ Email Assignment                          25 Points

Lab Activities   (in-class Participation)     125 Points

Three Quizzes @ 50 Points each              150 Points

Final Exam                                              100 Points

Total                                  400 Points



360-400 Points               A

320-359 Points               B

280-319 Points               C

240-279 Points               D

239 Points or below         F



I expect and demand integrity and honesty in all of our dealings.  I have the right to drop anyone that I feel violates this trust. 


Attendance and Late Work Policy:

I expect people to attend class, to be on time, and to be courteous and polite if late.  I reserve the right to drop any student that has missed three or more class meetings.  If you have an emergency that comes up, please see or call me.  It is your responsibility to understand and follow these guidelines.


Student Sensitivity Issues:

Students, Staff and Faculty at the College the Siskiyous may have allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities.  Please keep this in mind when deciding to smoke or in selecting and applying personal care products.


Academic Accommodations:

“If you anticipate the need for reasonable accommodations to meet the requirements of this course, you must register with the Disabled Student Services (DSPS).  If you qualify for services through DSPS, bring your official notification of your accommodation needs to me as soon as possible. Disabled Student Services is located in Eddy Hall or by calling Donna Farris or Linda Rogers at 938-5297.” 



You are required to assess your attendance.  If you have not attended regularly as of census date Feb 6, 2012 you will be dropped with no refund of tuition and fees.  After this census date, you should not plan on an instructor withdrawal if you want to withdraw from the course.  You are ultimately responsible for your own withdrawal by the withdrawal date.  Non-attendance after the census date will result in an F if you don't withdraw yourself.


Core Values:

I believe strongly in the Core Values espoused by College of the Siskiyous: Integrity, Excellence, and Openness. Essentially, these values set guidelines for how I will treat you and how you should treat each other (and me).  Failure to be respectful of one another or to maintain ethical behavior will not be tolerated. 

Mass Notification System

In the event of an all-campus emergency, the college will activate its mass notification system.  We encourage you to sign up for this free text message service.  Sign up at and click on the AlertU icon on the right-hand side of the page.            

Academic Success Center (ASC)

The Academic Success Center houses COS’s Computer, Math, Reading and Writing Labs as well as our peer tutoring program. In order to utilize these services, you must be enrolled in a “lab” class. EDUC 0670 is COS’s FREE lab class that offers you access to ASC services.