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Computer & Networking Technology (SOC CODE: 15-1152.00)

Job Description Overview

Analyze, test, troubleshoot, and evaluate existing network systems, such as local area network LAN , wide area network WAN , and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. Perform network maintenance to ensure networks operate correctly with minimal interruption.

Related Careers

  • Computer Network Support Specialists
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators
  • Computer User Support Specialists
  • Computer Network Architects
  • Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary
  • Computer Operators
  • Telecommunications Engineering Specialists
  • Training and Development Specialists
  • Information Security Analysts
  • Software Developers, Applications

Sample Job Duties

  • Back up network data.
  • Configure security settings or access permissions for groups or individuals.
  • Analyze and report computer network security breaches or attempted breaches.
  • Identify the causes of networking problems, using diagnostic testing software and equipment.
  • Document network support activities.
  • Configure wide area network (WAN) or local area network (LAN) routers or related equipment.
  • Install network software, including security or firewall software.
  • Evaluate local area network (LAN) or wide area network (WAN) performance data to ensure sufficient availability or speed, to identify network problems, or for disaster recovery purposes.
  • Provide telephone support related to networking or connectivity issues.
  • Troubleshoot network or connectivity problems for users or user groups.

    What Classes Do I Need to Take?

    • Computer and Networking Technology

      This certificate is intended to prepare students to enter the computer and networking fields as service technicians with foundations in basic electricity and electronics, operating systems, computer service and troubleshooting, and preparation for the A+ certification examination.

      Program Learning Outcomes

      • Students will be employed or seeking employment in the field or a related field.
      • Students will be technically competent.
      • Students will employ polar and/or rectangular notation to determine the magnitude and phase shift of an unknown circuit parameter (voltage, current, impedance, and/or power).

        Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

      Required Courses

      Course Prefix Course Name Units
      VOC CNT50
      PC Servicing
      VOC CNT52
      PC Operating Systems
      VOC CNT54
      PC Troubleshooting
      VOC CNT60
      A+ Certification Preparation
      VOC EL11
      Technical Applications in Microcomputers
      or VOC CSB15
      Microcomputer Applications
      VOC EL50A
      Electronic Circuits - Direct Current (DC)
      VOC EL50B
      Electronic Circuits (AC)
      VOC EL56
      Digital Electronics
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