The Associate of Applied Science in Computer Systems and Networking Technology degree prepares students to complete nationally recognized professional certifications in the following areas:
Computer Systems and Networking Technology is a hands on approach to teaching PC/Networking and Computer Hardware/Software. This program offers a two-year Associate of Applied Science, with a Technical Certificate and Certificate of Proficiency being offered after the completion of the first year. Emphasis is not only placed on the hardware skills of computer systems, but also on the soft skills (written and verbal communications) that business and industry are demanding of their employees. A CSNT graduate will have the skills to: design, install, configure and support Microsoft Windows 20XX Server for local, national and global businesses. Upgrade, repair and maintain computer hardware and software. Configure and maintain current operating systems such as Windows Server 20XX, Windows 7 and higher, Linuxas, and virtual systems. Secure a networked environment. Complete basic computer forensics investigations. Students who complete this degree will be prepared to sit for nationally recognized certification exams such as the Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA), CompTIA A+, CompTIA Security +, CompTIA Network +, and PC Pro. A student may also decide to continue their education in pursuit of a Bachelor of Science in Technology which is offered right here on the ASU-Beebe Campus. Our graduates can expect to work in professional work environments ranging from PC consulting firms, large multi-national companies, or small family-owned businesses.
Average Program Graduate Salaries
Computer Systems Networking Technology Average Salary:
$40,350 - $69,320
- Network Administrator - hourly $33.33 - annually $69,320
- Computer User Support - hourly $19.40 - annually $40,350
- Computer Network Support - hourly $24.09 - annually $50,100
The information above was obtained from the Arkansas Occupational Employment and Wage Survey of May 2016. Arkansas State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates
|The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Computer Systems Networking Technology has been accredited since 2014.|
Degrees, Certificates and Professional Certifications
MCP - Microsoft Certified Professional
Windows7 and Higher Operating Systems
Windows 20XX Server
Core Test Towards the MCSE
CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate)
CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional)
A+, Network +, Linux +, and Security +
CompTIA's (Computing Technology Industry Association) A+ certification is an entry level certification for computer hardware/software, but also in Windows 9X/20XX/XP and customer service.
The Network+ indicates the candidate possesses the knowledge needed to configure and install the TCP/IP client.
Earning the CompTIA Linux+ designation means that the candidate can explain fundamental management of Linux systems for the command line, demonstrate knowledge of user administration, understand file permissions/software configurations and manage local storage devices and network protocols.
The Security+ covers industry-wide topics, including communication security, infrastructure security, cryptography, access control, authentication, and operational security.
Degrees Offered and Earning Potential