The Computers and Networking Technology A.S. Degree and mini-certificates
(Level I & II) prepare students to become computer and networking service technicians. The program provides foundations in basic electricity and electronics, operating systems, and computer service and troubleshooting, as well as more advanced training in networks, servers, and security. Students learn to install, configure, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair computers and networks. Students will become fully prepared to take the A+, Network+, Server+, and Security+ certification tests sponsored by CompTIA and offered at testing centers throughout the country. These industry certifications are recognized worldwide as benchmarks for the computer and networking technician. Further, students will have requisite skills upon which to seek additional I.T. certifications available for the computer and networking fields.
The major consists of 44.0/45.0 semester units of required courses, comprising 612 hours of classroom instruction and 486 hours of laboratory work. Students will receive specialized training on the following hardware and software:
A course in customer service training is provided to help meet the needs of service technicians working with customers.
Excluding textbooks and supplemental charges, enrollment fees for full-time, California resident students taking 12 units are $432 per semester ($36 per unit); state funding covers all other costs. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.