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

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BIOL 1013 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology for Non-Healthcare Majors
  BIOL 2004 Human Anatomy and Physiology I & Lab
  BIOL 2014 Human Anatomy and Physiology II & Lab
CIS 1053 Computer Essentials
COMM 1203 Oral Communication
ENG 1003 Composition I
ORT 1001 First Year Experience for Funeral Science
Admission acceptance status made at application due date is contingent on final grades.
Important Disclosures about the Program and the Funeral Service Industry
I understand the program has a specific course rotation that I am required to follow each semester.
I understand that all Funeral Science Education curriculum course work must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.
I understand that I must maintain a 2.5 GPA and will only be allowed to retake courses from which I withdrew or failed in the first semester upon admission to the program.
I understand that I am responsible for any costs associated with the program including field trips and Training Camp.
I understand that it is my responsibility to know the licensing requirements for any state in which I intend to practice.
I understand that students who have previously been convicted of a crime may be restricted from certain clinical facilities and may be ineligible for some state licenses.
I understand that students who have a physical disability should contact the state in which he/she plans to seek licensure to determine if the disability will affect licensure.
I understand that a current driver’s license is required prior to enrolling in a clinical or practicum course.
I have read and understand the program dismissal policies contained within the Funeral Science Student Handbook.

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