Computers, Networks, and Emerging Technology (CNET) Department
System and network administration courses, Information Technology (IT) training, and more! Learn the skills necessary to work in today's high tech work environment.
Ohlone's Computers, Networks, and Emerging Technology A.S. and A.A. Degrees and Certificates prepare students for employment in the field of computers, networking, and emerging fields in technology as a computer programmer, database administrator, systems administrator, support specialist, network technician, computer engineer, web developer, or related positions. Students may also prepare for a variety of certifications, such as Cisco Certified Network Associate, Cisco Network Professional, Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer.
Ohlone College's CNET Department is a Cisco Networking Academy.
Associate in Science (A.S.) Degrees
- Cisco Network Professional A.S. Degree (PDF) - Designed for professionals who work with traditional Cisco technology-based networks in which LAN and WAN routers and LAN switches predominate. They are involved in network design, configuration, and installation. Configuration techniques increase bandwidth, improve response times, enhance reliability and quality of service (QoS), maximize performance, and improve network security.
- Desktop Support Technician A.S. Degree (PDF) - PC Technicians install, fix, repair, and upgrade personal computers. In contrast to Technical Support Specialists, who often support computer software applications, PC Technicians tend to focus on computer hardware. Software is used, but typically only at the operating system level in order to diagnose problems or correctly configure a system.
- Microsoft Systems Administrator A.S. Degree (PDF) - Students who complete this program learn the skills and the general knowledge of Microsoft Systems Administration, including an understanding of theory and the development of a solid foundation of system administration skills. Graduates are qualified for entry-level positions in Microsoft Systems Administration.
- Network Administrator A.S. Degree (PDF) - Network Administrators manage all of the day-to-day aspects of a computer network. In addition to configuring networks they are responsible for making the network operational 24 hours a day. Tasks performed include installing and configuring new equipment, including desktop PCs and servers, troubleshooting day to day problems and unusual issues with networked equipment, and evaluating the need for upgrades or replacements of current computer hardware and software solutions. Students who achieve this program can become employed as a network administrator in virtually all businesses and enterprises where computers and networks are used. Students are also well prepared for industry certification.
- Technical Support Specialist A.S. Degree (PDF) - A Performs any combination of following duties to provide technical support to workers in information processing departments: Develops work goals and department projects. Assigns and coordinates work projects, such as converting to new hardware or software. Designates staff assignments, establishes work priorities, and evaluates cost and time requirements. Reviews completed projects or computer programs to ensure that goals are met and that programs are compatible with other programs already in use. Evaluates work load and capacity of computer system to determine feasibility of expanding or enhancing computer operations. Makes recommendations for improvements in computer system. Modifies, tests, and corrects existing programs. Evaluates and tests vendor-supplied software packages for mainframe computer or microcomputers to determine compatibility with existing system, ease of use, and if software meets user needs. Enters commands into computer to place programs in production status. Inactivates, individually or in combination, each component of computer system, such as central processing unit, tape drives, and mainframe coolers. Tests computer system to determine criticality of component loss. Prioritizes importance of components and writes recommendations for recovering losses and using backup equipment. Assists user to resolve computer-related problems, such as inoperative hardware or software. Trains workers in use of new software or hardware. Reads technical journals or manuals and attends vendor seminars to learn about new computer hardware and software. Writes project reports and documentation for new or modified software and hardware.
- UNIX/Linux Systems Administrator A.S. Degree (PDF) - Students who complete this program learn the skills and the general knowledge of UNIX/Linux Systems Administration, including an understanding of theory and the development of a solid foundation of system administration skills. Graduates are qualified for entry-level positions in UNIX/Linux Systems Administration.
Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree
Natural Science: Mathematics and Technology Emphasis A.A. Degree (PDF) - Designed to enable students to develop a strong foundation in mathematics and technology. Furthermore, the theoretical knowledge and laboratory skills acquired by students in this emphasis will also enhance their success with obtaining entry-level jobs that require two years of college-level mathematics and technology courses. Classes prepare students for technical careers such as in information technology, systems administration, and networking.
Certificates of Achievement
- Cisco Network Professional Certificate of Achievement (PDF)
- Desktop Support Technician Certificate of Achievement (PDF)
- Microsoft Systems Administrator Certificate of Achievement (PDF)
- Network Administrator Certificate of Achievement (PDF)
- Technical Support Specialist Certificate of Achievement (PDF)
- UNIX/Linux Systems Administrator Certificate of Achievement (PDF)
Certificates of Accomplishment
- Cisco Certified Network Associate Certificate of Accomplishment (PDF)
- Computer Applications in Biotechnology Certificate of Accomplishment (PDF)
- Computer Programming Certificate of Accomplishment (PDF)
- Data Communications and Web Programming Certificate of Accomplishment (PDF)
- Database Administration Certificate of Accomplishment (PDF)
- Desktop Support Technician Certificate of Accomplishment (PDF)
- Linux+ Certificate of Accomplishment (PDF)
- Linux / UNIX Administration Certificate of Accomplishment (PDF)
- MCITP Server Administrator Certificate of Accomplishment (PDF)
- Network Technician Certificate of Accomplishment (PDF)
- Video Game Development Certificate of Accomplishment (PDF)
- Web Delivery Certificate of Accomplishment (PDF)
- Web Design Certificate of Accomplishment (PDF)
Review a sample listing of Courses in this area of study. Review academic requirements in the Catalog and in the Curriculum Guides. All students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to review academic program requirements and/or have questions answered.
Apply for a Degree or Certificates
Are you finishing your associate degree or certificate? Please review How to Apply for a Degree or Certificate.
- IT Innovation Leadership Award presented to Bay Area partnership, March 29, 2011 - WhyITNow.org Blog - Representatives from Irvington High School Information Technology Academy, Ohlone Community College and Cisco were honored for leadership and innovation in Information Technology (IT) in California by the non-profit association for Web professionals and its WhyITNow.org initiative to promote jobs, innovation and productivity in California.
- ASOC-CNET Computer Help Desk for Students - ASOC and Ohlone College's CNET program have joined to provide help for desktop and laptop computers to Ohlone College students. Student computer technicians at the ASOC-CNET Computer Help Desk for students will offer free assistance with computer problems to students attending Ohlone College.
- StRUT technology competition - April 14, 2010, Tri-City Voice - On March 29, Ohlone College hosted the Silicon Valley Students for Recycling Used Technology (SVStRUT) competition for local high school students from the greater Bay Area. SVStRUT founded by Intel Corporation, is a program sponsored by Ohlone College's Regional Cisco Network Academy where students take donated computers and networking equipment and upgrade them for use in schools.
- A Pathway to Achievement - September 1, 2008, T.H.E. Journal
- Ohlone College designated Cisco regional academy - May 31, 2007, Fremont Bulletin
- Ohlone College Designated a Cisco Regional Academy in time for Tenth Anniversary - May 10, 2007 press release
All full-time and part-time CS, CNET, and CAOT students are eligible to download operating systems, server application programs, and developer tools that are available through Ohlone College and Microsoft DreamSpark. Download Ohlone-Microsoft DreamSpark program detailed information and procedures (PDF).
Related Information at Ohlone
- Computer Applications and Occupational Technology (CAOT)
- Computer Science
- Network Technology and Systems Administration (NTSA)
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