Computer and Networking Technology, AS

Technology and Health Division
Degree S0725

The Computer and Networking Technology program prepares students to become computer and networking service technicians. The program provides foundations in basic electricity and electronics, operating systems, computer service and troubleshooting, and customer relations, as well as more advanced training in networks, servers, and security. Students learn to install, configure, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair computers and networks. Students will become fully prepared to take the A+, Network+, Server+, and Security+ certification tests sponsored by CompTIA and offered at testing centers throughout the country. These industry certifications are recognized worldwide as benchmarks for the computer and networking technician. Further, students will have requisite skills upon which to seek additional I.T. certifications available for the computer and networking fields. Two certificate programs in Computer and Networking Technology are also available. Please see the “Certificates” section of the college catalog for descriptions and course requirements.

This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

Required Courses

CNET 50PC Servicing4
CNET 52PC Operating Systems4
CNET 54PC Troubleshooting4
CNET 56Computer Networks4
CNET 58Server Systems4
CNET 60A+ Certification Preparation2
CNET 62Network+ Certification Preparation2
CNET 64Server+ Certification Preparation2
CNET 66Security+ Certification Preparation2
ELEC 11Technical Applications in Microcomputers3-3.5
or CISB 15 Microcomputer Applications
ELEC 50AElectronic Circuits - Direct Current (DC)4
ELEC 50BElectronic Circuits (AC)4
ELEC 56Digital Electronics4
TECH 60Customer Relations for the Technician2
Total Units45-45.5

Recommended Electives

ELEC 51Semiconductor Devices and Circuits4
ELEC 74Microcontroller Systems4

Electronics and Computer Technology Website

Guided Pathway of Study

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The Guided Pathway of Study grid below offers a semester by semester plan for achieving the AS degree in Computer and Networking Technology as recommended by content Faculty Members and Counselors. This Guided Pathway of Study assumes the student is able to take 12-15 units per semester.

If the number of units you are able to take are fewer than 12-15 per semester, or you are eligible for English other than English 1A,  and Math other than Math 71,  please make an appointment with a counselor who will assist you with developing your personal Guided Pathway of Study for this degree. 

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Semester 1Units
ELEC 50B Electronic Circuits (AC) 4
ELEC 50A Electronic Circuits - Direct Current (DC) 4
CNET 50 PC Servicing 4
ENGL 1A Freshman Composition 4
Intersession 1
CNET 62 Network+ Certification Preparation 2
CNET 64 Server+ Certification Preparation 2
Semester 2
ELEC 56 Digital Electronics 4
TECH 60 Customer Relations for the Technician 2
MATH 71 Intermediate Algebra 5
PHIL 12 Introduction to Ethics (or any AREA C Humanities General Education course) 3
Intersession 2
CNET 60 A+ Certification Preparation 2
CNET 66 Security+ Certification Preparation 2
Second Year
Semester 1
CNET 52 PC Operating Systems 4
CNET 54 PC Troubleshooting 4
ELEC 11 Technical Applications in Microcomputers 3
Recommended AREA B Scientific Inquiry General Education course taken here 1 3
Intersession 1
SPCH 1A Public Speaking 4
Recommended KIN (Activity) course here 2 1
Semester 2
CNET 56 Computer Networks 4
CNET 58 Server Systems 4
HIST 1 History of the United States (or any AREA D History or Political Science General Education course here) 1 3
BUSC 1A Principles of Economics - Macroeconomics (or any AREA D Social, Political, or Economical Institutions General Education course) 1 3
Intersession 2
Recommended AREA E Lifelong Learning General Education course here 1 3
Recommended AREA C1 Arts General Education course here 1 3
 Total Units77

This degree requires the completion of sixty (60) degree appropriate units. At least 24 units are required from General Education Areas A through E with a grade of "C" or better. See GE Area course requirements.  


 Physical Well-Being Requirement: Complete at least one of the physical education activity courses with the following prefixes: DNCE, KINA, KINF, KINI, KINL, KINS, KINX with a grade of “C” or better or “CR”. 

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of fundamental electronics principles, including voltage, current, and signal levels, to the analysis and troubleshooting of computers and data-communications networks.
  • Apply knowledge of computers and their components to the development and implementation of interconnected systems of computers.
  • Apply knowledge of computer technology, with an emphasis on hardware, to the development and deployment of complete computer networks.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the physical and logical characteristics needed to support and secure network and server environments.
  • Function effectively as a member of a technical team including documenting work, writing clearly and appropriately in an Information Technology context, respecting user data, and considering the ethical consequences of decisions.
  • Articulate knowledge of the CompTIA certification processes, including potential exam content, philosophy, and test taking and study strategies.

    Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.
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