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Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Computer Networking Systems

Online Program
Computer Included

14-Month IT Associate Degree

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 computer networking degree 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.

The curriculum prepares students for TestOut Pro Certification IT exams which can earn them six certifications within the Computer Networking Systems coursework. Testing for certifications is an integrated part of the Computer Networking Systems program. Students have the option of retaking the tests on their own if they do not earn certification during the program.

IT certifications are a highly regarded qualifier for employment in the IT field. 91% of employers believe IT certifications play a key role in the hiring process and are a reliable predictor of a successful employee and 72% require IT certifications for certain job openings.1

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

Program Highlights:

  • TestOut Certification preparation and exams including:
    • PC Pro
    • Client Pro
    • Desktop Pro
    • Linux Pro
    • Network Pro
    • Server Pro 2016
  • Windows Active Directory administration
  • Cloud computing concepts
  • Application development coursework
  • Diagnostic process of common computer issues
  • Basic subnetting tasks


Program Length:

14 months**

*This program is offered online with select courses available blended through Charter College Vancouver for non-Alaskan residents and through Charter College Anchorage for Alaskan residents.
**Students must meet admissions requirements noted in the Catalog & Student Handbook.