Computer Network Technician (A.A.S.)

HEGIS: 5104

SUNY CODE: 1365

The Computer Network Technician program is designed to prepare students for careers in computer network technology, help desk services and PC repair. The curriculum emphasizes hands-on experience as well as theory. All network and PC courses are 50% lab. Seniors will complete either a topics course or fieldwork. This program prepares students to pursue nationwide industry standard certifications such as A+ Certification, Network+ Certification, and various Microsoft Certifications.

The goals of this program are to:

  • prepare students to install and maintain desktop and network operating systems;
  • prepare students to install and maintain various hardware devices and platforms; and
  • prepare students to effectively document, design, implement and maintain computer networks.

Successful graduates from this program will be able to:

  • install and maintain desktop and network operating systems in accordance to manufacturer's recommendations and applicable industry standards and best practices;
  • install and maintain various hardware devices and platforms in accordance to manufacturer's recommendations and applicable industry standards and best practices; and
  • document, design, implement and maintain computer networks in accordance to manufacturer's recommendations and applicable industry standards and best practices.

Career Opportunities/Transfer Information

Graduates find employment in business and industry, government, education and health fields. While not designed as a transfer program, our graduates are accepted into private colleges such as Rochester Institute of Technology and state colleges such as SUNY Institute of Technology and Cobleskill Technology College.

Program of Study

1st Year

1st Semester

EN 111English I - College Writing

3

FS 100First Year Student Seminar

1

IS 115Computer Applications I

3

IS 140Networking Essentials

4

IS 171Computer Science

3

IS 207Microcomputer Operating System

3

Total Credit Hours:17

2nd Semester

BU 111Bus Organization & Management

3

EN 112English II - Intro to Lit

3

EN 171Intro to Technical Writing

3

IS 208Microcomputer Hardware

3

IS 241Network Administration I

3

Total Credit Hours:15

2nd Year

3rd Semester

HU 146Intro Comp Graphics & Design

3

IS 204Information Systems Management

3

IS 209LINUX

3

IS 242Network Administration II

3

Science Elective

3

Physical Education Activity

1

Total Credit Hours:16

4th Semester

IS 237Networking Topics

3

OR

IS 238Info Systems Fieldwork

3

IS 250Network Applications

3

IS 260Computer/Network Security

3

MA 127Mathematical Statistics I

3

Social Science Elective

3

Physical Education Activity

1

Total Credit Hours:16

Total Credit Hours: 64

For more information, contact the Business, Health, Science and Technology Division at (315) 866-0300 or toll free 1-888-GO-4-HCCC, ext. 8240.