This Certificate of Applied Science in Network Technology will introduce students to the design, implementation, and management of linked systems of computers, and peripherals, to maximize efficiency and productivity, and prepare individuals to function as network generalist. Students will learn to work on computer hardware, software and applications; local area (LAN) and wide area (WAN) networking; 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, and/or the Microsoft Technology Associate.
This is the first in a series of Professional Certificates and Certificates of Applied Science (CAS) that will be structured academically around industry certifications in the broad field of information technology. Gallatin College will build these Professional Certifications and CAS degrees so they can be combined into a future Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology (AAS) in Information Technology.