Computer Maintenance and Networking

Computer Maintenance and Networking Program Major Mission:

The Computer Maintenance and Networking program major provides a diverse student population with a quality, relevant technical education and applied technical training in the installation, building, operation, maintenance, selection, optimization, programming, and basic electronics of computer systems, networks and associated hardware and software systems, including a general education component through a systematically organized curriculum. The CMNW program maintains a student centered learning environment that helps graduates acquire the knowledge, skill competencies, attitudes, and values to function effectively in their chosen fields, pursue higher education or engage in lifelong learning.

Computer  Maintenance and Networking (CMNW) Program Educational Objectives

Graduates of the Computer Maintenance and Networking program major will:

  1. Be prepared to function effectively in the computer maintenance and networking fields by applying relevant technical knowledge and technical skills in: Basic electronics, programming, operation, installation, maintenance, selection, and optimization of computer systems, computer networks and associated hardware and software systems.
  2. Demonstrate a high standard of professional ethics, attitudes, and values.
  3. Communicate effectively and work collaboratively in teams.
  4. Be prepared to pursue higher education and value lifelong learning.

CMNW Program Student Outcomes

Upon graduation, CMNW students must demonstrate:

  1. An ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools in computer maintenance and networking applications to include basic electronics, programming, operation, installation, maintenance, selection, and optimization of computer systems, computer networks and associated hardware and software systems.
  2. An ability to apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge in computer maintenance and networking.
  3. An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements and, to conduct, analyze, interpret experiments and write technical lab.
  4. An ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team.
  5. An ability to identify, analyze engineering technology problems in computer maintenance and networking applications and develop appropriate solutions.
  6. An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  7. An understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
  8. An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.
  9. A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
  10. The application  of  electric  circuits/circuit analysis and design,  computer  programming,  associated software applications, analog and digital electronics, microcomputers, operating systems, and local area networks, to the building, testing, operation and maintenance of computer systems and associated software systems.
  11. The application of physics to electronic circuits in a rigorous mathematical environment at or above the level of algebra and trigonometry.

Click here for CMNW Program Enrollment and Degree Data. 

Available Programs Can Be Completed In  Courses Required (credits) 
1. A+ Certification 1 Semester 2 Courses (8 Credits)
2. Short-Term Technical Certificate 2 Semesters 6 Courses (21 Credits)
3. One-Year Technical Certificate 2. Semesters 9 Courses (34 Credits) 
4. Associate Degree 4 Semesters 19 Courses (68 Credits)

See why LCCC is the best place to start your new career:

  • All Credits earned in the Short-Term Technical Certificate apply towards the One-Year Technical Certificate, and all credits earned in the One-Year Technical Certificate apply towards the Associate degree with no loss of credits
  • CMNW graduates are accepted in all of the state of Ohio universities into their respective technology fields of study and are concurrently accepted into Toledo University's Computer Science and Engineering Technology degree (CSET) which is offered locally at the LCCC campus. Upon graduation from LCCC students will be apply all credits earned towards LCCC's CMNW program toward the first three years of course requirements at Toledo's CSET program.
  • Laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art technology tools.
  • Small class size that provides ample faculty/student interaction.

For more information, contact:

Hikmat Chedid
Hikmat Chedid
CMNW Program Coordinator
Extension 7017
Room AT 116G

David Astorino
David Astorino
Associate Professor 
Extension 7215
Room AT 116F

Larry Atkinson
Larry Atkinson
Laboratory Instructional
Extension 7050
Room AT 116E

Richard Gallagher
Richard Gallaher
Extension 7037
Room A 116Z

Irene Motto
Irene Motto
Lab Assistant