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Computer Networking Technology, AAS

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Opportunities are virtually endless when you have mastered technology. Are you looking for a training program that is in high demand and is expected to show continued growth in the future? Entry-level salaries in computer repair and networking jobs range from $25,000 to $40,000 a year. Job opportunities are growing dramatically with the expansion of Internet and global networking.

The Computer Networking Technology Program is designed to provide graduates with the necessary skills to succeed in the jobs of the future. Graduates are able to administer a local area network, install and troubleshoot communication hardware/software and integrate technologies that the business world demands. The program aims to prepare one to be involved in a complex telecommunications environment.

Students learn to set up the complete system that facilities information exchanges between networks. The program offers a theoretical and hands-on approach to networking. For every hour of theory, students get two hours of lab time. Students assist with on-campus networks working in the colleges on campus help desk and get practical experience in a student-run network in the technology lab. They install the network, run the cable, debug and maintain the system.

The program is available to students with varied backgrounds. Sign up now and get on the fast track to the many employment opportunities including design, configuration, installation and maintenance of networks in small and large companies.

Enrollment Date: Fall Semester
Minimum Required Credits: 62 (62 online)
Campus: Fort Dodge and Online
Department: Business
CIP#: 11.09010200

Program Outcomes:

  1. Communicate information effectively and efficiently using current business-related technologies.
  2. Demonstrate personal responsibility skills in a professional setting.
  3. Solve business-related problems and applications using critical thinking.

Program of Study

First Semester

Total Hours: 15 (18 online)

Second Semester

Total Hours: 16 (15 online)

Third Semester

Total Hours: 16 (15 online)

Total Hours: 15 (14 online)

AAS Total Hours: 62 (62 online)


Online students will take CRJ 170  (3 credits) instead of NET 774 , NET 775 , NET 776  (3 credits)

Graduation Requirement: Must pass all courses with a “C” or better.

Footnotes for Degree Requirements:

1 Required general education course.

2 Required elective course.

3 Institutional requirement.

4 May be substituted with a course from the same category on the General Education Course List  .

Non-Discrimination Policy

It is the policy of Iowa Central Community College not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental, or marital status.

If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact Stacy Ihrig, Executive Director of Human Resources, One Triton Circle, Fort Dodge, Iowa, 50501, Telephone: (515)-574-1138, Email:  concerns@iowacentral.edu, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560, Facsimile: (313) 730-1576, TDD 800-877-8339 Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.

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