Computer Networking Technology

Course of Study
Computer Networking Technology is a two-year program of study that offers training in telecommunications, network technologies, administration, maintenance, operating systems, and network planning and implementation. All Computer Networking Technology courses are designed to allow practical experience using computers and related equipment. Students will gain experience using personal computers and networks including the Microsoft Windows Server, Novell Server, and Linux Server. Essential skills and competencies will be identified in each course with emphasis placed upon outcome.

Career Opportunities
Computer Networking Technology graduates will have opportunities for employment as computer support specialists, network technicians, and network managers or administrators. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates earn an associate's degree in applied science. Students who successfully complete the program should have the skills required for obtaining CompTIA A+® Certification and various other networking certifications.

Admission Requirements
Students must submit a composite score of 16 or higher on the Enhanced ACT. A minimum ACT score of 16 is also required on the Mathematical usage and Reading sections. Exceptions may be made with instructor permission for students that do not meet entrance requirements provided the student meets the requirements by the end of the second semester or has a 2.0 GPA. In addition to these ACT requirements, re-admit or transfer students must have a 2.0 cumulative quality point average. Students may not enroll in advanced semester courses without satisfactory completion of prior semester courses or permission from the instructor.


For the list of courses required in this program, click here to visit the program checksheets page.



Cathy Free

  • Mississippi Delta Junior College
  • Delta State University
  • Mississippi State University
  • International Business Machines Corporation Training School, 1989
  • Technology for Computer Networking Training, 1997
  • Certified Novell Administrator, 1997
  • Microsoft Office User Specialist, 2001

Stephen D. Ross

  • A.A., 1982 Mississippi Delta Junior College
  • A.A.S., 1984 Mississippi Delta Junior College
  • B.B.A., 2000 Delta State University
  • M.B.A., 2001 Delta State University - Technology for Computer Network Training
  • Certified Novell Administrator, 1997

Additional study - Delta State University, Mississippi State University