Program Overview

The Computer & Networking Technology (CNT) program provides entry-level skills and career education to meet the demand for well-trained technicians in the computer electronics and networking industries.

The CNT program offers an Occupational Endorsement Certificate in Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and an Undergraduate Certificate in Computer and Networking Technology.

An Associate of Applied Science degree in Computer & Networking Technology can be earned by completing additional required technical and general education courses. Graduates from the CNT program can be employed as skilled technical support workers in a variety of fields including networking, network administration, computer technical support and computer repair.

Both the Anchorage campus and the Matanuska-Susitna campus offer the program and are collaborative sites for the Fairbanks-based, statewide Information Technology Specialist (ITS), which offers a certificate and an associate’s degree.

Students should consult the CNT faculty for assistance with curriculum planning toward certifications such as A+, Net+, CCNA, ICSA Customer Service, Microsoft Certified Professional and other industry-recognized certifications.

 

Industry Demand

“Computer Support Specialists and Network Systems Administrators are projected to be among the fastest growing occupations over the 2002-2012 period.  Job prospects should be best for college graduates who are up-to-date with the latest skills and technologies; certifications and practical experience are essential.”

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics