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:
- 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.
- Demonstrate a high standard of professional ethics, attitudes, and values.
- Communicate effectively and work collaboratively in teams.
- Be prepared to pursue higher education and value lifelong learning.
CMNW Program Student Outcomes
Upon graduation, CMNW students must demonstrate:
- 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.
- 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.
- An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements and, to conduct, analyze, interpret experiments and write technical lab.
- An ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team.
- An ability to identify, analyze engineering technology problems in computer maintenance and networking applications and develop appropriate solutions.
- 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.
- An understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
- An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.
- A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
- 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.
- The application of physics to electronic circuits in a rigorous mathematical environment at or above the level of algebra and trigonometry.