Associate of Applied Science in
Network Technology, A.A.S. Flint Hills Technical College
A degree in Network Technology prepares students for a career in a dynamic and high-demand industry. Through hands-on training, students develop skills to build, install, maintain and repair computers and the computer networks they are attached to.
Network Technology offers an associate of applied science degree option. High school seniors and juniors are also eligible to apply to this program.
The Network Technology associate of applied science degree is a two-year program that contains technical and general education courses. Graduates will develop the professional knowledge and skills needed to establish, maintain, manage and secure computer networks and provide computer user support. In addition, graduates are prepared to take CompTIA, Linux Professional Institute, Microsoft, and Cisco certification exams. These skills and certifications will prepare them for immediate employment in the field of computer or IT network support and administration.
Network technicians may work within an organization or for a computer support company and usually maintain offices but are rarely confined to them. As networks expand, more work, including technical support, can be done from remote locations. As the availability of virtually all aspects of a business become digital, network technicians are also increasingly planning, coordinating, and implementing network security. Hardware and software vendors, telephone companies, state and federal governments, and colleges and universities are among the top employers.
Career opportunities include:
Help desk support
Computer support specialists