Associate of Applied Science, Computer and Networking Technology

This associate degree prepares students to install, configure, administer, operate and repair networks used to connect computing and digital communications systems of various types. 

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At the completion of the program students are able to demonstrate:

1. Computer literacy in PC applications and operating systems.

2. Entry-level employability skills for computer and network technicians.

3. Proficiency in Cisco router installation and configuration in multi-protocol inter-networks.

4. Proficiency in Cisco switch and VLAN installation and configuration.

5. Competence in entry-level tasks of planning, design, installation, operation and troubleshooting Ethernet and TCP/IP networks.

6. Proficiency in PC troubleshooting and repair.

7. Competence in installation configuration and troubleshooting Microsoft operating systems.

8. Competence in configuring and maintaining network and computer system security.

9. Good customer service skills.

10. The ability to think critically and solve problems.