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Associate of Applied Science in Computer Networking Systems

The Associate of Applied Science in Computer Networking Systems program prepares students to seek careers in the field of computer networking. Networking specialists plan, coordinate, and implement an organization’s networking systems. The program includes Windows Active Directory administration, cloud computing concepts, application development coursework, as well as general education coursework in oral and written communication, ethics, sociology, mathematics, and environmental science. In addition to attendance in all courses, students will be required to complete out-of-class assignments. These assignments include but are not limited to reading, exercises and problem solving, projects, research, papers, and presentations. A student can anticipate out-of-class activities that equal about two (2) hours for every one (1) hour of lecture.

Upon successful completion of the program (see graduation requirements section of the catalog), students could seek or obtain entry-level employment in computer networking or computer information systems related positions.

Program Highlights:

  • Windows Active Directory administration

  • Cloud computing concepts

  • Application development coursework

  • General education coursework

  • Configuring local, network, and security policies and permissions

  • Diagnosing common computer issues

  • Basic subnetting tasks

Fast Track:
15 months

For Alaska residents, this program is offered through Charter College, Anchorage. For non-Alaskan residents, it is offered through Charter College, Vancouver.