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Computer Network Tech - A+

Degree Type: Certificate

Semester Credit Hours: 42

First Semester - 12 SCH

ITNW 1325 -Fundamentals of Networking Technologies
ITSC 1305 - Introduction to PC Operating Systems
ITSC 1325 - Personal Computer Hardware
ITSW 1304 - Introduction to Spreadsheets

Second Semester - 18 SCH

IMED 1316 - Web Design I
ITNW 1351 - Fundamentals of Wireless LANs
ITNW 2305 - Network Administration
ITSC 1321 - Intermediate PC Operating Systems
ITSY 1342 - Information Technology Security
ITSW 2334 - Advanced Spreadsheets

Third Semester - 12 SCH

ITNW 1354 - Implementing and Supporting Servers
ITNW 2313 - Networking Hardware
ITSC 1364 - Practicum - Computer and Information Sciences, General
ITSC 2339 - Personal Computer Help Desk Support

Marketable Skills

  • Provide Technical Support
  • Monitor Computer System Performance
  • Problem Solving
  • Gather Technical Information
  • Resolve Computer Software Problems

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate techniques to design a secure network
  • Ability to evaluate resources and make relevant recommendation for purchase or upgrade of a system.
  • Recognize the interaction of stand-alone and network devices, operating systems, and applications.
  • Identify tools, diagnostic procedure and troubleshooting techniques for networks and personal computer components.

Expected Salary

Texas wage data: workers on average earn $70,950; 10% of workers earn $42,080 or less; 10% of workers earn $123,910 or more.

Career Opportunities

Help desk/technical support specialist; Information security specialist; Network technician; Information technology support specialist; Computer support specialist; Network infrastructure support; Personal computer technician.

High School Endorsements

Business and Industry

Additional Educational Opportunities

Students may continue their education through an AAS degree.