Computer/Network Electronics Technician

What you'll learn


Semester 1

CNET 252 Operating Systems

This is a lecture/lab course that covers the fundamentals of the microcomputer operating system, BIOS, and the relationship between software and hardware. Topics include function, installation, configuration, diagnostics, troubleshooting, optimization, and operation. Emphasis is on computer workstation operating systems. The course covers the software requirements of the A+ Certification program.

3 CR / (2,3)

CNET 253 Computer Hardware I

This is a lecture/lab course that covers the detailed operation of a microcomputer, its subcomponents, and the interaction of software and hardware. Topics include microcomputer design, architecture of a typical microcomputer system, memory and bus structures, interfacing hardware (loading and timing considerations), I/O techniques, systems interrupts, memory systems and hardware, serial and parallel ports, video control and monitors, disk drive operations, and installation and configuration of the BIOS and operating systems. The course covers the hardware requirements of the A+ Certification program.

3 CR / (2,3)

CNET 266 Data Cable Installation

Data Cable Installation is an integrated lab-based course which teaches the concepts behind cabling standards, and the tasks required of a certified cable installer. The course will also prepare students for industry-standard certification exams.

3 CR / (2,3)

CNET 276 CCNA Introduction to Networks

The CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) Routing and Switching introductory courses introduce the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. The principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the curriculum. By the end of either course, students will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes.

3 CR / (2,3)

CNET 280 MS Office Software End-User Certification for IT Professionals Supporting Users

This is a lecture/lab course that covers the fundamentals of the End-User Microsoft Office Suite: Word 2010, Excel 2010 and Outlook 2010. (PowerPoint 2010 will be covered in another course). Topics include function, configuration, troubleshooting, optimization and operation. The emphasis is on computer workstation settings and supporting the enduser. This course is designed for IT technicians to support office users. The course will cover the requirements of the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exam in each of the three business applications listed above.

3 CR / (2,3)

Semester 2

CNET 265 Advanced Topics

This is a lecture/lab course that covers the fundamentals of Windows 7 installation, configuration, optimizing troubleshooting, etc. The emphasis is on computer workstation and mobile computers. Note: Other topics will also be covered.

Prerequisites: CNET 252 and 253
3 CR / (2,3)

CNET 267 Microsoft Network Software

This lecture/lab course deals with the installation, configuration, and troubleshooting of a Microsoft server. It will simulate wide area and local networks using a current version of Microsoft’s Server operating system, with advanced network concepts targeting layout, installation, and troubleshooting. Topics include security, firewall, industrial networks, data highways, and sitespecific disaster recovery.

Prerequisite: CNET 252
3 CR / (3,3)

CNET 269 Novell Network Software

This lecture/lab course deals with the configuration, installation, and troubleshooting of a Linux server, simulating wide area and local networks using a current version of Linux’s network operating system. Advanced network concepts will target layout, installation, and troubleshooting. Topics include security, firewalls, industrial networks, data highways, and site-specific disaster recovery.

Prerequisite: CNET 252
3 CR / (3,3)

CNET 277 Routing and Switching Essentials

This course describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Students learn how to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with RIPv1, RIPv2, single-area and multi-area OSPF, virtual LANs, and inter-VLAN routing in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.

Prerequisite: CNET 276
3 CR / (2,3)

CNET 285 Technical Documentation and Project Skills

In a technical field, employers require their employees to have a sound understanding of business communications, presentations and proper documentation. In this course, the student will learn to communicate clearly through the study of technical writing, comprehension and documentation procedures using Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint. This will allow for the development of the skills needed to create and edit technical documents, as well as present technical information to peers and nontechnical groups. Using project planning software, the students will develop skills to plan projects and proposals based on client information and blueprints provided.

Prerequisite: CNET 280 with a grade of “C+” or higher
3 CR / (2,3)

CNET

  • Credential: Certificate
  • Type: Full-time
  • Length: One year
  • Campus: Prince George
  • Fees: $4,457.46
These fees are an estimate.