Computer Network Technician A.A.S.
Hands-on experience in computer network technology.
Prepare for a career in computer network technology, help desk services and PC repair. This program 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
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 Network Technician 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.”
Below is a list of transfer agreements we have established (for our Computer Network Technician A.A.S. Program) with four-year colleges & universities to provide a seamless transfer of credits.
Programs also offered online are denoted by asterisk.*
View our program course requirements as published in the College Catalog: Computer Network Technician A.A.S.
- Computer Technician
- Computer Repair
- Computer Training & Support
- Network Administrator
- End User Support
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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 certain academic programs and/or to meet licensure requirements for certain professions. Students who have concerns about such matters are advised to contact the academic division office of their intended academic program.