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Associate in Computer Network Engineering

Students will

  • Analyze, design and document computer network specifications to meet client needs.
  • Install and troubleshoot system hardware.
  • Install, configure and troubleshoot client operating systems.
  • Effectively communicate, orally and in writing.
  • Use proper computer system and networking terminology.
  • Perform help desk functions to answer user questions and provide user training on application software and fundamental operating systems functions.
  • Disassemble, troubleshoot/debug, upgrade, replace basic components, and reassemble servers and client systems.
  • Implement Local Area Networks using both static and dynamic addressing techniques including subnetting.
  • Install and configure domain-based local area networks.
  • Use computer systems and networks in a responsible and ethical manner.
  • Work as an effective member of a workgroup.

Core Abilities Outcomes

Critical, Creative, and Reflective Thinking

Graduates will evaluate, analyze, and synthesize information and ideas in order to construct informed, meaningful, and justifiable conclusions.

Responsibility

Graduates will be able to critically examine the relationship between self, community, and/or environments, and to evaluate and articulate potential impacts and consequences of choices, actions, and contributions for the creation of sustainable systems.

Information Competency

Graduates will be able to seek, find, evaluate and use information and employ information technology to engage in lifelong learning.

Effective Communication

Graduates will be able to exchange messages in a variety of contexts using multiple methods.

Multiculturalism

Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of diverse ideas, cultures, and experiences, and develop the ability to examine their own attitudes and assumptions in order to understand and work with others who differ from themselves.

Related Instruction Outcomes

Communication

Graduates are able to communicate effectively to interpret and document system and network-wide requirements through their ability to identify, analyze, and evaluate rhetorical strategies in their own and another's writing.

Computation

Graduates utilize mathematical, symbolic, logical, graphical, geometric, or statistical analysis for the interpretation and solution of problems in the natural world and human society.

Human Relations

Graduates will be able to effectively work as a member of a group or team and appropriately respond to situations by examining the relationship between self, community, and environments, evaluating potential impacts and consequences of actions, and making ethical choices and contributions based on that examination and evaluation.

Certificate in Computer Systems Administration

Students will

  • Administer networks, network services, and security.
  • Install and troubleshoot system hardware.
  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot client software applications and operating systems.
  • Perform help desk functions to answer user questions and provide user training on application software and fundamental operating systems functions.
  • Effectively communicate, orally and in writing.
  • Use proper computer system and networking terminology.

Core Abilities Outcomes

Critical, Creative, and Reflective Thinking

Graduates will be able to question, search for answers and meaning, and develop ideas that lead to action.

Responsibility

Graduates will be able to respond by examining the relationship between self, community, and environments, evaluating potential impacts and consequences of actions, and making choices and contributions based on that examination and evaluation.

Information Competency

Graduates will be able to seek, find, evaluate and use information and employ information technology to engage in lifelong learning.

Effective Communication

Graduates will be able to exchange messages in a variety of contexts using multiple methods and tools.

Multiculturalism

Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of diverse ideas, cultures and experiences and the ability to examine their own attitudes and assumptions in order to engage others with civility and empathy.

Related Instruction Outcomes

Communication

Graduates are able to communicate effectively to interpret and document system and network-wide requirements through their ability to identify, analyze, and evaluate rhetorical strategies in their own and another's writing.

Computation

Graduates utilize mathematical, symbolic, logical, graphical, geometric, or statistical analysis for the interpretation and solution of problems in the natural world and human society.

Human Relations

Graduates will be able to effectively work as a member of a group or team and appropriately respond to situations by examining the relationship between self, community, and environments, evaluating potential impacts and consequences of actions, and making ethical choices and contributions based on that examination and evaluation.

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