Computer Network Technology

Possible career opportunities

These CNT-courses prepare students for a career path in computer network technologies. These courses teach terminology and provide hands-on laboratory experience with operating systems and network devices. These courses begin to prepare the student for popular vendor certifications such as MCSE, MCSA, MSDBA, CCNA, CCNP, CCDA, CCDP, and copper/fiber cabling to name a few.

The job titles of people employed in computer networking include: systems administrator, network administrator, network engineer, database administrator, LAN specialist and network designer.

Associate in science degree

This two-year associate in science degree program is intended to prepare the student for jobs in business and government as introductory positions such as network control specialist, computer system specialists, or specialist network control, entry-level help desk analyst, computer technician, to name a few.

Computer Network Information and Communication Technology requirement map


  • Server and system administration (achievement)
  • Microsoft Windows system administration (accomplishment)


Cyber Camps

Bay Area Community Colleges are hosting week-long summer CyberCamps.  Camps feature five days of introductory and advanced cybersecurity training.  Training modules cover a variety of topics including cyber hygiene, ethics, systems administration, security audits, and network forensics.  The five-day program concludes with a team competition and awards/prizes.  The ideal camp candidates are incoming 6-12th graders with little to no cybersecurity experience.  High School CyberCamps For more information, go to the Bay Cyber Regional Website.

Computer network technology class schedules

To find current available Computer Network Technology classes, please use our searchable schedule.

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Coordinator: Bijan Houshiar
Directory: Computer Science and Computer Network Technology faculty and staff