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Computer Technology, Networking/Cybersecurity, AAS

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Program Start Date: Fall term or Spring term
Minimum Program Length: 84 academic weeks; 6 terms day or evening; 70 credits
Curriculum Code: 35104

Program Description

Computer technology with networking/cybersecurity electives students develop skills in PC operating systems, PC hardware concepts, computer software applications, cybersecurity, and developing 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, entry level cybersecurity analyst, 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 earn Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and Cisco CyberOps Certifications.

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.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  1. Apply IT support and security 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 secure 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 secure networks consisting of PCs, switches and routers.
  6. Apply knowledge and skills to monitor, detect, investigate, analyze and respond to security incients. 
  7. Demonstrate their ability to speak publicly, listen actively, and respond effectively.

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