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Computer Networking Technology

Computer Networking Technology


ASUN takes a sleeves-rolled approach to computer networking technology.  ASUN instructors will teach you the techniques, policies, operational procedures, and technologies needed to design, implement, administer, secure, and troubleshoot enterprise-level networks. 

Our students find careers as a network operations analyst, network systems support, network technician, or similar position.  

Find a career in Computer Networking now.

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The CNT program gave me the skills I needed to start my career.  Since graduation, I have received my bachelor’s degree and started my own computer consulting business.

Jon D.
Computer Networking Technology
Associate of Applied Science

Length of Program: 2 years

Total Program Cost: $8,300

Campus Availability: Marked Tree, Newport Campus

Course Availability: Fall & Spring


Possible Prerequisites

ENG 0051 Writing Seminar

ENG 0053 English Fundamentals


General Education Core (15 credit hours)

ENG 1203 Workplace Essentials

ENG 1003 Composition I  

MATH 1013 Mathematical Applications 

Fundamental Computer Elective (3 credit hours)

Social Science Elective (3 credit hours)

Major Technical Discipline (45 credit hours)

CNT 1303 PHP Essentials

CNT 1403 Introduction to Networking

CNT 1503 PC Troubleshooting and Repair I

CNT 1613 Routing and Switching Essentials

CNT 1903 Cabling Standards

CNT 2103 Scaling Networks

CNT 2203 PC Troubleshooting and Repair II

CNT 2223 Introduction to Network Security 

CNT 2303 LAN Administration

CNT 2313 Troubleshooting Processes 

CNT 2323 Special Topics in IT 

CNT 2413 Connecting Networks

CNT 2433 Introduction to Linux

CNT 2503 Health Information Networking

CNT 2443 Internship (or other course w/consent of CNT instructor)

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Technical Certificate

Length of Program: 1 year

Total Program Cost: $4,800

Campus Availability: Marked Tree, Newport Campus

Course Availability: Fall & Spring

Gainful Employment Information



ENG1203 Workplace Essentials

MATH1013 Mathematical Applications

CNT1303 PHP Essentials

CNT1403 Introduction to Networking

CNT1503 PC Troubleshooting & Repair I

CNT1613 Routing and Switching Essentials

CNT1903 Cabling Standards

CNT2203 PC Troubleshooting & Repair II

CNT2223 Introduction to Network Security

CNT2303 LAN Administration

Fundamental Computer Elective (3 Credit Hours)

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