2020 Arkansas State University-Mountain Home
1600 South College St.
Mountain Home, AR 72653

School of Business & Technology
Computer Information Systems - Computer Technology and Networking

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About This Program

Computer Technology and Networking develops practical skills for troubleshooting, monitoring computers and networks, and ensuring the integrity of devices and data. Network and computer support professionals are global problem solvers that connect people, places, and things with digital networks. If critical thinking, complex problem solving, collaboration, and hands-on practical application of skills sound exciting and challenging, Computer Technology and Networking may be the program for you!

The Associate of Applied Science in the Computer Technology and Networking is flexible to accommodate student schedules. It prepares graduates for entry-level employment and advancement in the computer and networking technology industries. Students receive a comprehensive and integrated foundation of networking topics, computer operations and cybersecurity, as well as, general education. The curriculum prepares students for several internationally-recognized industry certifications, which combined with a degree, can increase a student’s employment potential and provide more options for career advancement.

Not ready to commit to a two-year degree?
ASU-Mountain Home also offers the Cisco Networking Academy <> for individuals interested in learning networking skills and preparing for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) industry certification exam. The Cisco Networking Academy curriculum delivers a comprehensive learning experience to help students develop the foundational information and communication technology (ICT) skills needed to design, build, and manage networks, along with career skills such as problem solving, collaboration, critical thinking, and team work. Students complete hands-on learning activities working with Cisco’s state-of-the-art equipment and network simulations to develop practical skills that will help them fill a growing need for computing and networking professionals around the world. The program can also serve as the cornerstone of the two-year degree.

ASU-Mountain Home is an authorized CompTIA Academy Partner and offers the A+ Computer Technician program <> to help individuals prepare for the CompTIA A+ industry-recognized certification and entry-level computer career opportunities. Earning an A+ industry certification confirms a technician's ability to demonstrate various computer hardware and software skills such as installation, configuration, diagnosing, repairing, preventive maintenance, mobility, and security. The CompTIA A+ certification is an international, vendor-neutral certification recognized by major hardware and software vendors, distributors, and resellers.

The A+ Computer Technician program and the Cisco Networking Academy are integrated within the Computer Technology and Networking degree or can function as stand-alone programs.

Industry Certifications

With advances in technology, the demand for skilled network and computer support professionals continues to grow. Attaining an industry certification is a valuable credential to help start or enhance a career in the Information Technology field. By combining the Computer Technology and Networking degree with an industry-recognized certification, students can increase their employment potential.

  • CompTIA A+

  • CompTIA Network+

  • Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate

Contact Info

Shawn Dennis

Skills Learned

Build and repair computers
Design wired and wireless networks
Network administration
Critical thinking/problem solving
Collaboration and communication

Job Opportunities In

Computer Technician
Support Analyst
Network Designer
Network Administration
Field Technician
Information Systems Consultant
IT/Technical Support
Tuition Per Credit Hour
4 Semesters
Program Duration
Credit Hours
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Classes You'll Take

Introduction to Computers
Introduction to Operating Systems
CISCO Network Academy
A+ Computer Technician
Transferable Degrees & Stackable Credentials
Transferrable degrees are programs of study that allow students to complete general education courses. Many students who intend to transfer to another college/university complete these degree programs.
Stackable Credentials are Technical Certificates that might be “stacked” to meet requirements for a higher-level certificate or degree program like an associate's degree.

Transferable Degrees

Stackable Credentials

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Faculty will be delivering all coursework online through the remainder of the summer.  The Tech Center has a new, improved WiFi service in the parking lot, thanks to Yelcot Communications. Students are encouraged to use this lot instead of the main campus parking lots when completing assignments. 

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Step Up, Reach Back Intern Application

An important part of the Leadership Intern program is service to others. Reaching back after you have been through the program and helping a new member of the program is encouraged. Consider the list of ideas below and mark at least two things you would be willing to do.

Statement of Commitment
By signing this form, I agree to the following:
  1. I will enroll in at least 6 credit hours per semester.
  2. I will maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA.
  3. I will attend orientation, retreat, by-monthly meetings with my mentor(s), and any other required activities on the attached required activities list.
  4. I will participate in planning and executing a leadership event.
  5. I will provide feedback to the mentors.
I confirm that all information on my application is accurate and I give the Women’s Leadership Center permission to verify any information included in this application. My signature below represents an awareness of my commitment and responsibilities to my mentor(s) and the Leadership Intern program.
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