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

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.