The Computer Network and Telecommunications (CNET) department prepares students for professional careers in a number of information technology (IT) related fields. CNET graduates may find careers as network or system administrators, telecommunication specialists, network support or network security specialists, help desk technicians, and other IT professions. The program's hands-on approach to learning provides students with a comprehensive education for obtaining occupational knowledge and skills required for job acquisition and advancement.
Facilities and Labs
CNET labs are equipped with the latest equipment to provide students a learning environment that is conducive to technical skill obtainment. Students have access to both physical and virtual labs, allowing flexibility to work on equipment both inside and outside the classroom. The dedicated laboratory classroom on the Coon Rapids campus, located in the Professional Training Center (PTC) building, provides students with convenient access to instructors and CLA's for individual and small group support, as well as software and hardware resources.
CNET offers a number of degrees and certificates all taught by experienced industry professionals. Each program is uniquely designed to fit a student's individual objectives. Whether it be a stepping point to transfer, immediate employment, or updating a skill-set. We offer an A.S. degree in Computer Networking and Telecommunications, two A.A.S. degrees in Network/System Administration, and three certificates in Network Support and Administration, Computer Network Security, and Computer Help Desk Specialist. For more information about our programs, check out the Computer-Related Program Options page.
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