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IT Computer Network Technology

Prepare for a career as a network generalist in setting up and maintaining local area and wide area networks for a wide variety of industries in this one- or two-year program.

C.A.S. or A.A.S. in IT Computer Network Technology

Students in the IT Computer Network Technology program at Gallatin College MSU have the opportunity to pursue either an one-year Certificate of Applied Science or a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree in preparation for careers in the growing Information Technology (IT) industry.  Students are introduced to the design, implementation, and management of linked systems of computers and peripherals, as well as ways to maximize network efficiency and productivity. Students will learn to work on computer hardware, software and applications; local area (LAN) and wide area (WAN) networks; principles of information systems security; disk space and traffic load monitoring; data backup; resource allocation and setup and takedown procedures. The final goal of this program is to prepare students to sit for the CompTIA A+ certification test, the CompTIA Network + certification, the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician certification and/or the Microsoft Technology Associate certification.  

The IT Computer Network Technology program is part of Gallatin College MSU, southwest Montana’s two-year college.

Important: This program has limited openings and has been at full capacity in recent years, please apply early and contact Gallatin College for further information if interested.



Accelerated Time to Degree

Students are ready to enter into a career in one to two years after completing the Network Technology program at Gallatin College.

High Demand for Graduates

There is a high demand for graduates in this field as technology continues to change and more and more companies rely on these networks for critical operations.

Ten Years of Excellence

Gallatin College MSU has been providing an accessible, student-centered education that supports individuals’ personal and professional goals since 2010.




An Expanding Program

Due to high demand in the professional IT field, the Network Technology Certificate of Applied Science (CAS)  and Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree programs are designed for flexability so students have the option of completing their education while beginning to work in the industry.  A hallmark of the programs is its academic focus which encourages students to earn additional industry-recognized certifications as evidence of their valuable technical and hands on skills. The program and the many opportunities it provides helps to prepare students for a successful career in the broad field of information technology. 


IT Computer Network Technology students at Gallatin College MSU go into careers such as:

  • Server Administrator

  • System Administrator

  • Wireless Access Technician

To explore more career possibilities, Gallatin College MSU has a variety of resources available to help with navigating the job search process, including career services and internal job postings.