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Computer and Network Security A.A.S.

Hands-on experience for tech success.

Prepare for a career in computer and network security and help desk services. The Computer and Network Security program at Herkimer College emphasizes hands-on experience as well as theory. All network and PC courses are 50% lab, and seniors complete either a topics course or fieldwork. This program prepares you (along with some additional study) for A+ Certification, Network+ Certification, and various Microsoft Certifications.

As a graduate, you'll be prepared to:

  • Perform the day-to-day tasks of administering a PC network consisting of various switches, routers, printers, and network operating systems
  • Plan and install a PC network
  • Perform help desk functions to support network users, including training and problem solving
  • Build, repair, and upgrade PCs

Featured Graduate

doyle featured graduate

Ryan Doyle, a corporate operations engineer for Google, remembers Herkimer as the place that started it all. “It’s a funny story of how I got to Herkimer, to RIT, to Google, actually,” Doyle recalls. “One of my best friends went to Herkimer for a year and told me what a great experience he had, and suggested that I enroll at Herkimer as well.

Doyle thanks his professors for their hand in his success. “The Computer and Network Security program at Herkimer is really excellent. Their program gave me a great foundation and I was able to use that and build on those skills when I went to RIT. I was ahead of certain people that may not have had that experience.” He cites the hands-on experience and personalized attention that Herkimer offered as a contributing factor to his love for technology.

“Excellent teachers, excellent mentors.” Doyle stresses. “You could tell they really cared.”


View our program course requirements as published in the College Catalog: Computer and Network Security A.A.S.

Career Opportunities

  • Computer Technician
  • Computer Repair
  • Computer Training & Support
  • Network Administrator
  • End User Support

Cost & Financial Aid

Herkimer College offers a quality and affordable educational experience. Learn about our cost of attendance and financial aid.

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Prior Felony Disclaimer

Enrollment of Individuals with Prior Criminal History

Students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal history may impede their ability to complete the requirements of this program. For more information, read the Policy Regarding Enrollment of Individuals with Prior Felony Conviction.