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Louisiana Technical College

Info Comm Technology: Computer Network Specialist

CIP 110901
Associate of Applied Science (AAS), Technical Diploma (TD),
Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS),
Technical Competency Area (TCA)

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Description | Employment Opportunities | Cost

Mission and Program Description:

This program is divided into a basic core area and a specialty networking area. The basic core courses of study will prepare individuals to troubleshoot, repair, and maintain computer systems and basic local area network problems. Students will also learn to operate a computer using current operating system software and use current application software for manipulating spreadsheets, databases, and word processing documents.

The specialty networking area will prepare students to design, implement, and manage linked systems of computers, peripherals, and associated software to maximize efficiency and productivity. The program includes instruction in operating systems and applications; systems design and analysis; networking theory and solutions; types of networks; network management and control; network and flow optimization; security; configuring; and troubleshooting. Electives will be provided to prepare students to successfully implement, manage, and troubleshoot the ongoing needs of Microsoft Windows based operating environments.

The curriculum provides both knowledge acquisition and skills development for those who are currently working in the information technology field and would like to obtain industry-based certifications or for those who would like to prepare for employment in this field. The program is designed to prepare students to successfully pass national, industry-based exams such as: CompTIAs A+, Network+, Server+, IC3, Microsoft MCSE and Microsoft MCSA.

Length of Program:

AAS = 75 Semester Credit Hours
TD = 60 Semester Credit Hours

Education Requirements:

AAS = High School Diploma or GED
TD = Ability to Benefit

Placement Exam Scores: Spring 2008 Program Placement Score Chart (PDF)
AAS Program (Fall 07) COMPASS Scores: Read 85; Math 55; Engl./Writ. 70
ACT Scores: Read 20; Math 19; Engl./Writ. 18

TD Program (Fall 07)

COMPASS Scores: Read 77; Math 41; Engl./Writ. 47
ACT Scores: Read 18; Math 17; Engl./Writ. 16

Approximate Total Cost of Books and Supplies:

Contact the Student Affairs Office of the campus of your choice

Licensure/Certification: Listed in Program Description

Note:  Transferable General Education Courses needed to meet the requirements for the AAS are offered through a collaborative agreement with South Louisiana Community College (SLCC).

The objectives of the Info Comm Technology: Computer Network Specialist program are:

  • To develop and maintain an updated curriculum for Info Comm Technology: Computer Network Specialist using approved instructional methods.
  • To offer feasible, comprehensive, and specific vocational training in the computer/networking area to prepare students to successfully pass industry-based certification tests.
  • To provide a training program that will develop proper work habits, acceptable computer/networking skills, superior work procedures, and a desirable professional attitude.
  • To provide an atmosphere that will encourage and assist the individual student to develop emotionally and mentally into a mature, responsible, independent, and self-respecting adult.
  • To provide classroom and instructional facilities which meet specified standards.
  • To provide assistance in employment opportunities for those students who have completed the training programs and/or can meet employment standards required in vocational proficiency and character traits.
  • To provide AAS degree seeking students with appropriate General Education knowledge and skills in English, Math, Speech, Psychology,  and Physical Science





An application or re-application fee and a testing fee per component are charged for each Application for Admission submitted.

Tuition is paid by the semester. (SEE - Tuition and Fees) Students are also required to purchase books and supplies separately. Contact your host campus for a complete projected cost of this program.

The college accepts cash, personal and company checks, MasterCard or Visa for all fees. A percentage of tuition and fees are refundable up to the tenth day of instruction. No refund will be made after the tenth day.