Computer Network Technology

Networking technologies have turned computers into communication devices, creating strong demand for specialists who can set up and manage these networks. The Computer Network Technology program prepares students to succeed in this area. Students start by exploring electronic theory, and then develop with courses in maintenance and repair of Microsoft Windows and Linux Operating system environments. Graduates of this program will be prepared to earn valuable industry certifications, including CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+ & Linux+, and Microsoft Certified Professional. Transcript evidence of prior training may allow you to jump ahead. Special assistance is available for TAA-eligible workers, military veterans and their eligible spouse workers.


Enrollment Point: Fall, Winter, Spring 

Computer Network Technology

Certificate of Completion: 
4 Quarters
74 Credits
Associate of Applied Science: 
6 Quarters
94 Credits
AAS - Transfer: 
6 quarters
104 credits
Bachelor of Applied Science: 
N/A
N/A

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

Median Salary: 
$61,800
Projected Growth: 
7%
Annual Job Openings: 
3,960

These amounts are based on median entry level wages, they are estimates and are not guarantees. For more information, visit careerinfo.net

Tuition

At Renton Technical College, tuition is affordable and competitive.

Financial Aid

Federal aid is available for most students to help pay for school. Fill out your FAFSA now to get started.

Scholarships

The RTC Foundation offers scholarships to help pay the costs of attending school.


All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

Monday - Friday

8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


Hours may vary based on specific program requirements. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

David Partain, Dale McCormick, William Sanderson


Entry Requirements

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum age: 18 years.
  • Must take the Accuplacer test before entering the program or being placed on the pre-registration list.

Admission Recommendations

  • Counselor and instructor interview.

Enrollment

  • Students may enter at the beginning of spring, fall, or winter quarter, or with instructor permission.

Cooperative/Internship Work Experience

  • A cooperative work experience option may be available for qualified, approved students.  Students apply learned skills, gain actual on-the-job experience, and receive credit for work experience appropriate to training while completing the program of study

Course Information

Course # Course Title Crs
AMATH 173J Survey of Electronics with Mathematics 4
COL 101 College Success 2
CNT 151 CompTIA A+ Essentials 5
CNT 156 CompTIA A+ IT Technician 5
CNT 159 CompTIA Network+ 5
CNT 252 Information Storage and Management 7
CNT 254 Cloud Infrastructure Services 7
CNT 256 Virtual Network Infrastructure 7
CNT 259 Enterprise Network Technology 10
CNT 260 Mobility+ 6
CNT 263 CompTIA Linux+ 7
CNT 264 CompTIA Security+ 6
CNT 271 Communications and Human relations in the Workplace  3
CNT 294 Internship/Cooperative Education (optional) (5)
  Total 74

General Education Course Requirements for AAS Degree
 

Course # Course Title Crs
AMATH 185 Applied Algebra for Business and Industry 5
CMST& 101 Introduction to Communications 5
COMP 100 Applied Composition or  
ENGL& 101 English Composition 5
PSYC& 100 General Psychology 5
  Total

20

General Education Course Requirements for AAS-T Degree

Course # Course Title Crs
MATH& 141 Pre-Calculus 5
CMST& 101 Introduction to Communications 5
ENGL& 101 English Composition 5
PSYC& 100 General Psychology 5
One of the following Social Sciences Courses:    
ECON& 202 Macro Economics 5
POLS 150 Contemporary World Issues 5
SOC& 101 Survey of Sociology 5
PSYC& 200 Developmental Psychology 5
One of the following Humanities Courses:    
PHIL& 101 Introduction to Philosophy 5
CMST& 220 Public Speaking 5
HIST 110 Survey of American History 5
  Total

30

 


Program Outcomes

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Computer Network Technology program will:

  • Obtain knowledge and experience in the computer networking field.
  • Possess technical skills to successfully manage and troubleshoot system environments running on the Windows 10, Windows Server 2012 R2 and Linux operating systems.
  • Develop knowledge and skills necessary to gain employment as computer network technicians or related roles.
  • Be prepared to participate in computer networking industry certification processes, e.g., TestOut PC Pro, TestOut ServerPro, TestOut LinuxPro, TestOut SecurityPro, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Linux+, MCP and MCSA certifications.

Accreditation

External accreditation is not applicable to this program.

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