About This Program
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.
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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.
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.
Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician
Cisco Certified Network Associate