Associate's Degree in Computer and Network Support
The associate's Computer and Network Support Degree program prepares students for work in the fast paced computer industry.
Computer and Network Support curriculum places emphasis on Microsoft networking, peripheral interfacing, network design and administration, client/server configuration, LAN management, network theory, and systems integration. In addition, the curriculum will provide exposure to the relationship between LAN and WAN connectivity, advanced directory services, security, and server applications. Graduates of the Computer and Network Support degree program will be prepared for Computer and Network Support and other emerging computer positions. For highly motivated students, this curriculum can also assist with preparation for certification examinations.
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I like the instructors here, but I especially like my networking instructor. He’s been really encouraging, really knowledgeable...
- Joshua F, ASNSA, SBBCollege Graduate 2011
Computer and Network Support Degree Courses
Courses in the curriculum include:
- Windows desktop
- File management and basic systems configuration
- Installing hardware and software
- Installing, configuring, optimizing, networking and supporting LANs and WANs
- Troubleshooting, maintenance and repair of network systems
- Professional responsibility, appropriate interaction, ethics, teamwork, and confidentiality
- Understanding of remote access, gateway connections, routing, monitoring and optimizing network systems
- Installing, configuring, optimizing, networking and supporting client/servers
- Installing, configuring, and optimizing Directory Servers
- Installing, configuring, optimizing contact management and database servers
Certifications you will be qualified to test for:
|Certification||Corresponding SBBCollege Course|
|CompTIA A+ Practical Application||NET101, Hardware Configuration & Management|
|CompTIA’s Network+ Certification||NET110, Networking Essentials|
|CompTIA’s Security+ Certification||NET120, Network Security|
|CompTIA’s Linux+ Certification||NET210, Alternative Operating Systems|
|Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT)||NET240, Switches and Routers|
|Cisco Certified Network Associates (CCNA)||NET240, Switches and Routers|
|Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)||NET230, Client Workstation
NET231, Server Operating System
|Microsoft Office Specialist||NET100, Desktop Applications|
|Microsoft Technical Associate||NET230, Client Workstation
NET231, Server Operating System
NET110, Networking Essentials
NET120, Network Security
Technology Careers with Computer and Network Support Degree
With an associate's Computer and Network Support degree, students can find work as a network administrator. Within this profession they could be responsible for designing, installing and maintaining the computer network for an organization. This could include responsibility for purchasing hardware, designing the physical layout of the network and implementing security measures.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), network administrators can expect to experience an employment growth rate of 6% from 2016-2026 (www.bls.gov).
Areas of opportunity:
- IT Assistant
- IT Technician Contractor
- Network Technician
- Technical Sales Consultant
- Technical Support
- Educational Institutions
- Government Agencies
- Non-profit Organizations
- Small Businesses
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- Hands-on training
- Industry standard equipment and resources
- Financial aid for those who qualify
- Career planning assistance
- Job-placement assistance