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Coordinator: Arnold, Lauri D
Office: Technology Arts 4 Building, Room 103C
Address: 855 E. Lavaca St., Beaumont, TX 77705
Phone: (409) 839-2050

The Computer Networking and Troubleshooting Technology (CNTT) program prepares students to design, install, operate, and troubleshoot computer network systems. Students receive extensive hands-on training in laboratory exercises and/or computer simulation exercises in order to develop maximum manipulative skill and operational competence with tools, instruments, computers and related equipment. CNTT majors also receive extensive certification training in computer maintenance and in computer networking .

In order for CNTT majors to earn the credentials required for their success, they will receive tra ining to earn one more of the following industry certifications:

  • A+ Certification
  • Network+ Certification
  • Security+ Certification
  • Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows 8
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Server 2012
  • VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

The physical requirements and mental abilities, certification expectations, and intensity of instruction required of CNTT majors are high . Therefore , all CNTT major-specific courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better . Any CNTT major not earning a grade of "C" or better in attempted major- specific courses will be required to repeat and complete the course(s) with a grade of "C" or better, or obtain approval of the program director before continuing to take courses as a CNTT major. Additionally , CNTT majors will be required to have earned certification in one of the following areas prior to graduation.

  • A+ Certification
  • Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)

If a student does not meet graduation requirements due only to his or her failure to earn the required certification , the student must then meet the certification requirement for graduation within one additional calendar year. Failure to complete certification requirements for graduation within this time limit will require the student to take additional courses and/or repeat courses (as required by the program director) until certification requirements are met.

A graduate of this program is awarded the Associate of Applied Science degree. A certificate in Computer Support Technology is also available. Job placement assistance is available.


Degree Plan for Associate of Applied Science in Computer Networking & Troubleshooting
Institutional Requirements
DORI 0200College Success Skills2 : 2 : 0
General Education Courses
ENGL 1301Composition I3 : 3 : 0
HUMA 1315Fine Arts Appreciation3 : 3 : 0
MATH 1332Contemporary Mathematics I3 : 3 : 0
SOCI 1301Introduction to Sociology3 : 3 : 0
SPCH 1315Public Speaking3 : 3 : 0
Program Requirements
CPMT 1351IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software3 : 2 : 4
CPMT 2302Home Technology Integration3 : 2 : 4
CPMT 2333Computer Integration3 : 2 : 4
ITCC 1310Cisco Discovery 1: Networking for Home and Small Businesses3 : 2 : 4
ITCC 1311Cisco Discovery 2: Working at a Small-to-Medium Business or ISP3 : 2 : 4
ITCC 1312Cisco Discovery 3: Introducing Routing and Switching in the Enterprise3 : 2 : 4
ITCC 1313Discovery: Designing and Supporting Computer Networks3 : 2 : 2
ITMT 2350Implementing and Managing Microsoft Exchange3 : 2 : 4
ITNW 1308Implementing and Supporting Client Operating Systems3 : 2 : 4
ITNW 1313Computer Virtualization3 : 2 : 4
ITNW 1370Installing and Configuring Windows Server 20123 : 2 : 4
ITNW 1371Administering Windows Server 20123 : 2 : 4
ITNW 1372Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services3 : 2 : 4
ITNW 2335Network Troubleshooting and Support3 : 2 : 4
ITSY 1342Information Technology Security3 : 2 : 4
- or CPMT 2380 Cooperative Education - Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
- Capstone course
Program Credits : Lecture Hours : Lab Hours60 : 45 : 58