Computer & Networking Technology Certificates

Many University of Alaska Anchorage certificate and occupational endorsement certificate programs are defined as Gainful Employment programs for the purposes of student financial aid. Valuable information about these programs including program cost, graduation rates, job placement rates, student loan debt, and other important information can be found by visiting the UAA Gainful Employment Disclosure website.

The Computer & Networking Technology program offers two certificates:

Cisco-Certified Network Associate (OEC) (16 credits)

The occupational endorsement certificate (OEC) provides training in a specific occupational area which indicates competence in technical and professional skills. The courses for this certificate count toward the CNT AAS degree. At the completion of this certificate program students are able to demonstrate the following:

  • Proficiency in Cisco router installation and configuration in multi-protocol inter-networks using LAN and WAN switches.
  • Proficiency in Cisco switch and VLAN installation and configuration.
  • Competence in entry-level tasks of planning design, installation, operation and troubleshooting Ethernet and TCP/IP networks.

Computer & Networking Technology Undergraduate Certificate (38 credits)

This exciting program helps students enter the information technology, computer and networking career fields. Students cover all aspects of diagnosing, repairing and maintaining computers and receive the foundation needed for understanding the high-tech area of computer networking. Students receive the practical education needed to qualify them for entry-level positions in computer and networking fields. Our graduates are employed as skilled technical support workers in fields including network technician, network administrator, and computer support and repair specialists in private industry as well as municipal, state, and federal agencies. The industry and UAA encourage both men and women to enter these growing fields.

Upon graduation, students will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Proficiency in PC troubleshooting and repair
  • Customer service skills
  • Proficiency in network setup and troubleshooting
  • Entry-level employment skills for computer and network technicians
  • Ability to think critically and solve problems
  • Computer literacy in PC applications

Please see an advisor for more information on these certificates. You can schedule an appointment by calling 786-6423.