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Computer and networking technology A.A.S.

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    Computer and networking technology A.A.S.

    Get hands-on technical experience at an excellent value in the largest computer network training program in Alaska.

Explore the computer and networking technology associate degree program at the University of Alaska Anchorage

UAA’s Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in computer and networking technology prepares you for entry-level technician careers in the computer electronics and networking industries. The program features extensive hands-on learning in state-of-the-art computer and networking labs at UAA. Instructors are certified computer networking professionals who work in the information technology industry and bring real-world experience to the classroom.

Computer and networking technology scholarships and financial aid
Get help with tuition and education costs. UAA offers a variety of scholarship and other types of financial assistance you may be eligible for as a computer and networking technology major. Learn more about financial aid opportunities.

Computer and networking technology A.A.S.

Degree Type:

  • Associate

Program Length: Two years

Availability:Anchorage campus

Other program options: Occupational endorsement certificate in Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

What can you do with a computer and networking technology degree from UAA?

Computer and networking technology is a fast-growing industry with a variety of career opportunities. Employers especially like to hire UAA graduates because they have hands-on experience with equipment, a solid foundation in general IT knowledge and specific training in troubleshooting and writing documentation.

Computer and networking technology careers
Alumni from UAA’s computer and networking associate degree program have found jobs as skilled technical support workers in a variety of fields including networking, network administration, computer technical support and computer repair.

Computer and networking technology associate degree program highlights

With hands-on training and state-of-the-art computer technology facilities, UAA’s associate degree in computer and networking technology prepares you for today’s most in-demand technology careers.

  • Get hands-on computer and networking experience. UAA’s labs give you the opportunity to configure real equipment and tackle questions that will help reinforce your hands-on training.
  • Earn industry certifications. Design your curriculum to earn certifications such as A+, Net+, CCNA, ICSA Customer Service, Microsoft Certified Professional and other industry-recognized certifications.
  • Work one-on-one with expert faculty. UAA instructors hold industry certification in areas such as CompTIA A+, Net+, Sec+ and Cisco CCNA. Many instructors currently work in the IT industry and bring their knowledge and experience to the classroom.
  • Learn using state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. UAA’s Community and Technical College includes two classrooms with Cisco routers and switches, ideal for students training to become Cisco Certified Networking Associates or Cisco ASAs working with firewalls. Students also have access to virtualization equipment and free advanced Microsoft and VMware software for use at home as well as in the classroom.

Computer and networking technology associate degree program curriculum

The associate degree curriculum covers topics including Cisco CCNA, Cisco Security, VoIP, PowerShell and more. You’ll learn how to install, configure and troubleshoot Cisco routers, Cisco switch and VLAN in multi-protocol inter-networks. You’ll also learn the basics of operating and troubleshooting Ethernet and TCP/IP networks. Other skills covered include working with PC applications and operating systems, as well as PC architecture, troubleshooting and repair. 

Top classes for computer and technology majors

  • CCNA (1-4)
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