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Computer Technology, Networking Electives, AAS

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Program Start Date: Fall term or spring term
Minimum Program Length: 84 academic weeks; 6 terms day or evening (See Unique Aspects below); 70 credits
Curriculum Code: 35104

Program Description

Computer technology with networking electives students develop skills in PC operating systems, PC hardware concepts, computer software applications, and designing, building and maintaining small to medium sized computer networks.

Practical Experience

Students work with different types of operating systems, networking architectures and personal computer applications. Lab projects are completed using Cisco networking devices such as switches and routers. Students develop logical thinking, problem-solving, interpersonal and communication skills.

Professional Opportunities

Network technician, IT support technician, cable technician and Cisco Certified Network Associate.

Unique Aspects

This program uses course materials from the Cisco Networking Academy Program, a cooperative venture between colleges and Cisco Systems. Graduates of this program are prepared to complete the certification exam offered by Cisco Systems to become a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA).

Beginning fall term 2017, the advanced networking classes (indicated by a + symbol below) will be offered on a rotating schedule between day and evening hours. These classes will only be offered during evening hours for fall 2017, spring 2018 and summer 2018 terms. The same classes will only be offered during daytime hours for fall 2018, spring 2019 and summer 2019.

EEDA Career Cluster:

Information Technology

Total Credits: 70

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Sixth Semester

Total Credits: 70

**A grade of “C” or better is required.
+ See Unique Aspects for information on which terms this course is offered day versus night.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding and application of IT support skills including installing, operating, diagnosing and repairing problems with computer hardware and operating systems.
  2. Create business-related reports, spreadsheets, diagrams and databases.
  3. Configure and diagnose a home/small office network.
  4. Design and develop basic and complex programs and or interactive apps with an object-oriented programming language.
  5. Configure and diagnose networks and sub-networks consisting of PCs, switches and routers.
  6. Demonstrate their ability to speak publicly, listen actively, and respond effectively.

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