2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
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2021-2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Networking, AAS

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Program Description

Code 216 - 60 Credits

The Computer Networking program at Kellogg Community College prepares students to enter the career of computer server and networking administration, wiring/cabling, as well as those already working in the industry who need to upgrade their skills for new responsibilities or career growth. The program includes a rigorous curriculum of classroom and hands-on lab experiences that prepare the student for success in small or large businesses. Successful completion of program requirements provides the student with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Computer Networking.

No industry drives the rapid changes in new technology as completely as the computer and networking sectors. There are both local and worldwide employment opportunities for knowledgeable and skilled technicians, who possess computer troubleshooting/repair skills, network installation/management skills, computer programming skills, database administration skills, and computer-related, industry-endorsed certifications. With an increasing world emphasis on computer technology, the projected demand for computers, programming, database administrators, and network administrators will remain exceptionally high.

The Computer Networking program emphasizes the state-of-the-art knowledge and skills needed to prepare students for a challenging and exciting career in this fast-paced, high-tech, rapidly growing industry. These programs are also designed to prepare students to take the industry-based certification exams, including A+, Network+, Security+, Linux+, Cloud+, Cisco Wireless LAN Support Specialist, Panduit Authorized Installer (PAI), and Cisco CCENT. We also provide training in our certified Microsoft Academy for Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification.

The Computer Engineering Technology degree programs are designed for individuals just beginning training to pursue a career in computer servicing, wiring/cabling, programming, and networking, as well as those already working in the industry who need to upgrade their skills for new responsibilities or career growth.

Prerequisite Requirements

Strong reading skills and some background in mathematics are recommended prior to attempting courses in the Computer Networking program.


See the following link for program admission information: http://www.kellogg.edu/admissions/.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a network-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
  2. An understanding of professional, ethical, security and social issues and responsibilities.
  3. To conceptualize multiple views of problems, to develop computational solutions grounded in theory, and to evaluate their solutions using a range of metrics.
  4. Students will be able to communicate technical information both orally and in writing.

Required General Education Courses

All first-time KCC students must complete the FYS 101 - First-Year Seminar  course with a grade of C or higher.
See an Academic Advisor for course completion and/or any questions pertaining to the FYS course.

Professional Certifications


For more Computer Networking program information, see the program webpage: http://www.kellogg.edu/academics/departments/business-information-technology/computer-engineering-technology-cet/.

To apply to the Computer Networking program and begin mapping your course sequence, use this link advising@kellogg.edu to make an appointment with an academic advisor.

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