The Computer & Network Technology program offers students both theory and hands-on training in computer equipment servicing and networking.
The Computer & Network Technology Associates degree offers students both theory and hands-on training in computer equipment servicing and networking. Computer skills development covers the hardware and software systems of current computer technology. Networking skills include switching, routing, server operating systems, directory services and much more. Many classes are built around specific industry certifications.
The program prepares graduates for immediate entry-level employment in any size company utilizing computer technology. Graduates adding industry certification such as A+, Network+, CCNA, etc. have an advantage. The program provides students with the foundation required to build a rewarding career in the continually expanding field of computer service and networking.
Faster than average growth is expected in the next few years. Growth in networking of microcomputer systems in companies of every size offers more employment opportunities for the graduate. The Microsoft certification should allow graduates to work in any size business. Opportunities are best for those who have both training and experience on a variety of systems, such as Microsoft Windows, Novell NetWare, and UNIX.
According to CAREERwise, the median hourly pay as a Computer Network Support Specialist in the state of Minnesota is $29.60 per hour. The employment outlook through 2024 is expected to grow approximately 6.3%, a high-growth career.
Get started today by talking to a Northland Admissions Representative about connecting your educational goals to a Computer & Network Technology career path.
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View semester schedule by campus: East Grand Forks
|Course #||Course Name||Credit(s)|
|CPTR 1110||Visual Basic Programming||3 credits|
|CPTR 1131||Microcomputer Maintenance||4 credits|
|CPTR 1136||Networking I||4 credits|
|CPTR 1138||Information Systems||2 credits|
|CPTR 1147||Networking II||4 credits|
|CPTR 1148||Micro Operating Systems||3 credits|
|CPTR 1171||Fund of Network Security||3 credits|
|CPTR 2214||Network Operating Sys||3 credits|
|CPTR 2226||Networking III||3 credits|
|CPTR 2227||Networking IV||3 credits|
|CPTR 2231||Unix/Linux||3 credits|
|CPTR 2252||Micro Systems Project||3 credits|
|CRLT 2103||Job Seeking/Keeping||1 credits|
|ENGL 1111||Composition I||3 credits|
|MATH 1110||College Algebra||3 credits|
|PHIL 1102||Intro to Ethics||3 credits|
|SPCH 1101||Intro to Public Speaking||3 credits|
|G5: History/Social Elec||3 credits|
|Area of Interest Electives ( *See Elective Course Options Listed Below )||6 credits|
|TOTAL COURSE CREDITS:||60 credits|
Area of Interest Elective Course Options
For this particular pathway, NCTC recommends a student explore further coursework in the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum areas listed below. Need help? Schedule an appointment with a Northland Academic Advisor for assistance in selecting courses.
|Course #||Course Name||Credits|
|ACCT 1100||Prin of Bookkeeping||3 credits|
|ACCT 1124||Spreadsheet Concepts||3 credits|
|ADMS 1116||Business Communications||3 credits|
|BUSN 2210||Prin of Management||3 credits|
|BUSN 2218||Legal Environment Busn||3 credits|
|CPTR 1104||Intro to Computer Tech||3 credits|
|CPTR 1106||Microcomputer Databases||3 credits|
|CPTR 1128||Help Desk Concepts||3 credits|
|CPTR 1500||Intro Web Concepts||3 credits|
|CPTR 2242||Java Programming||3 credits|
|CPTR 2294||Internship||3 credits|
|MKTG 2201||Prin of Sales||3 credits|
|MKTG 2205||Prin of Retailing||3 credits|
|MKTG 2306||Small Business Mgmt||3 credits|
Students achieving assessment scores below the established minimums must register and successfully complete (with a grade of C or better) the required developmental courses in order to meet graduation requirements.
The college minimum scores for the Accuplacer Assessment test are as follows:
Reading Comprehension: 78
All required courses for the program must be completed with a grade of C or better.
Note: Some programs may require assessment scores that exceed the college minimum in the areas of Arithmetic & Elementary Algebra.
Northland Community & Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
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