DEGREES, CERTIFICATES & AWARDS

A.S., Computer And Networking Technology
C.S., Network Infrastructure Specialist
C.S., Computer Networking Specialist
C.S., Computer Support Specialist


DESCRIPTION

Computer and Network Technology program builds a solid foundation in computer and networking theory and applications.  The training includes basic electronics, network cabling and infrastructure, computer and networking hardware, desktop and server operating systems, wireless configuration and administration and computer and network diagnostic tools. The goal of the degree is to provide broad training that will prepare a student to install, configure, troubleshoot and administrate all types of computer and network hardware and associated operating systems. Each course in the program is aligned with industry certifications including CompTIA A+, Cisco CCNA, Microsoft Desktop and Server Administration, FOA Copper and Fiber Cabling, and CWNA Wireless certifications.  The curriculum is primarily designed for students who are seeking entry-level information and communication technology skills for positions such as network administrator, network engineer, network technician, computer technicians, network installer, and help desk technician.

ASSOCIATE DEGREE and CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

An Associate Degree, depending on the focus of study, is designed to prepare students for transfer into upper division course work in a bachelor’s degree program, or, to prepare students to enter the workforce in a particular vocational field.  To qualify for an Associate’s Degree, a student must: 

(1) complete each major-specific course required for the degree with at least a "C" grade or better, (2) complete all Cuesta College general education, graduation and residency requirements,

(3) achieve an overall grade point average of 2.0 for all courses attempted (major, general education, elective), and

(4) submit an Associate’s Degree Application to Admissions and Records.

A Certificate Program is designed for students who desire specific training to meet an immediate occupational or personal goal, or for promotion or lateral transfer within their existing field of employment.   To qualify for a Certificate of Achievement or a Certificate of Specialization, a student must:

1) complete all courses required for the Certificate with an overall grade point average of 2.0,

2) earn at least 12 units in residency at Cuesta and

3) submit a Certificate Application to Admissions and Records.


CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Computer Repair Specialist Networking Technician
Computer Technical Support Wireless Configuration Specialist


Degree/Certificate Types:
A.A. - Associate in Arts C.A. - Certificate of Achievement
A.S. - Associate in Science C.S. - Certificate of Specialization
A.A.-T. - Associate in Arts for Transfer C.C. - Certificate of Completion (Non Credit)
A.S.-T. - Associate in Science for Transfer