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Associate of Applied Science Degree in Computer Specialist & Networking Technology


 Specialized in: Computer Specialist & Network Technician

If you’re looking for a new career in information technology and don’t want to be limited to knowledge of just a single operating system, then our Associate of Applied Science Degree in Computer Specialist and Networking Technology may be just the right fit for you. Graduates from this program receive a Windows and Linux IT certifications, thus preparing them for careers with technically-oriented companies working with a wide variety of computer networking services. We prepare our students through hands-on labs and classroom training with assistance from dedicated, experienced instructors who have the know-how to get you on the right track. Computer Specialist and Networking Technology graduates have the Windows and Linux computer training to choose and install the right personal computing hardware for clients, as well as set up and configure networks and install Windows and Linux operating systems, work with active directory domains, and much more. There has never been a better time than right now to pursue your dream career in IT.

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Students will be given a solid foundation in selecting, installing, and configuring basic personal computing hardware and installing various Windows and Linux operating systems, installing basic productivity applications (such as Microsoft Office), setting up simple wired and wireless networks, creating and managing active directory domain, and will gain experience in working with virtualized systems. Graduates from this program will be prepared for jobs that cover a broad spectrum of computer networking services in a technically-oriented environment.
Program Course Titles
PC Support Level 1 & PC Support Level 2 – CompTIA A+ Certification – Vendor Exams: 220-901 & 220-902
Career Success – Soft skills are more important than ever and this course will help you enhance the skills you have and then develop the ones you need.
Introduction to Networking – CompTIA Network+ Certification – Vendor Exam: N10-006 or MTA-98-366 – Microsoft Introduction to Networking
Windows OS – Microsoft Certification – Windows 7, Configuring Vendor exam: 70-680
Advanced Career Development – Skill development
Network and Operational Security- CompTIA Security+ Certification – Exam: SY0-401
Administering Linux Level 1 & Administering Linux Level 2 – CompTIA Linux+ Certification –Vendor Exams: LX0-103 & LXO-104
Critical Thinking
Business Communication
Business Math
Introduction to Business
Principles of Management
American Government
Nevada Constitution (Las Vegas)
Computer Specialist & Network Technology Associates Degree graduates at Asher College receive career services, including information on how to search for and find that perfect job, tips on interviewing and preparing a cover letter, and assistance with resume writing Once you graduate you can start a career as one of the following:  
  • Computer or Information Technology Services Administrator or Manager
  • Computer Support Technician
  • Network Support Technician
  • Windows Server Administrator
  • Linux Server Administrator
  • Support Technician