Sep 28, 2020  
College Catalog 2020-2021 
College Catalog 2020-2021

Computer Network Technology, AAS

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Associate of Applied Science Degree: 92 credits

Enrollment Point: Fall, Winter or Spring Quarter

The Computer Network Technology program is designed for entry-level students to develop skills needed to gain employment as computer network installation, configuration, and support technicians. Students receive training in basic electronic theory and progress through classes in maintenance and repair of Microsoft Windows and Linux Operating system environments. Students are prepared for industry certifications, including CompTIA A+, Security+, Linux+, and Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP). Both server and workstation configurations are taught in this 5-quarter program.

Students who successfully pass all competencies are awarded a Certificate of Completion (77 credits). Advanced standing is possible for Tech Prep students or for those able to present transcript evidence of prior training.

To earn an Associate of Applied Science degree, the student must complete all requirements for the certificate program (77 credits) plus 15 credits of General Education.

To earn an Associate of Applied Science-Transfer Degree, the student must complete all requirements for the Computer Network certificate program (77 credits) and 15 additional credits of General Education, with specific requirements in English and mathematics.

Program Learning Outcomes: 

  • Obtain knowledge and experience in the computer networking field. 
  • Possess technical skills to successfully manage and troubleshoot system environments running on the Windows 10, Windows Server 2012 R2 and Linux operating systems. 
  • Develop knowledge and skills necessary to gain employment as computer network technicians or related roles. 
  • Be prepared to participate in computer networking industry certification processes, e.g., TestOut PC Pro, TestOut ServerPro, TestOut LinuxPro, TestOut SecurityPro, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Linux+, MCP and MCSA certifications. 

Program Requirements

Below is the course sequence for students who enter in Fall Quarter. The course sequence for other entry points may vary. 

Course Requirements for AAS Degree

Quarter 6

  • Approved General Education Courses (15 credits)

Approved General Education Courses

Approved General Education classes are listed below. Students should choose options that meet their career and educational goals. Transfer credits and requests to take a class not listed below must be approved by the program Dean. 

GPA Requirements

  • Minimum cumulative GPA: 2.0
  • Minimum grade for each course: 2.0

*Note: Clinical & Field-Based Experience courses require a Satisfactory (S) grade.

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