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Program Details

Program specifics about earning a Computer and Network Technology A.A.S. Degree at Northland.

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.

Program Accreditation

Northland Community & Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Program Learner Outcomes

  1. Student will properly design, build, and maintain computer networks.
  2. Student will properly configure, install, and maintain computer networking hardware.
  3. Student will recommend, install, and configure appropriate operating systems.
  4. Student will evaluate and recommend appropriate software for a variety of computer service/networking situations.
  5. Student will properly troubleshoot and maintain software.
  6. Student will properly recommend fault-tolerance and security methods for critical information systems.
  7. Student will demonstrate professional oral and written communications skills required an Information Technology Professional.
  8. Student will demonstrate professional workplace habits including punctuality, attitudes, behaviors, and craftsmanship expected of the computer industry.

Articulation Agreements

Articulation Agreements are formal agreements between two or more colleges and universities to accept credits in transfer toward a specific academic program. Northland has articulation agreements in place with the following schools:

Mayville State UniversityBusiness AdministrationB.A.S.
Metropolitan State UniversityIndividualized StudiesB.A.
Minnesota State University MoorheadInformation TechnologyB.S.
Minnesota State University MoorheadOperations ManagementB.S.
Minnesota State University MoorheadProject ManagementB.S.
University of MaryInformation Technology ManagementB.S.
University of Minnesota-CrookstonInformation Technology ManagementB.S.

Additional Program Resources

  • 2014-19 Computer Network – AAS
  • 2012-14 Computer Network – AAS
  • 2011-12 Computer Network – AAS
  • 2010-11 Computer Network – AAS