Computer Maintenance and Networking

Computer Maintenance and NetworkingComputer Maintenance and Networking

The Computer Maintenance and Networking (CMNW) program in the Engineering Technologies division offers state of the art instruction and practical hands-on experience in computer science, computer systems, networking technologies and A+ certification. Some of the technologies and skills covered in our courses and laboratories include:

  • Computer forensics
  • Wireless communications, installation and troubleshooting
  • Satellite communications, dish and receiver installation and troubleshooting
  • C++ object-oriented programming for hardware interfacing

Programs to Explore

A+ Certification
A+ certification is a widely accepted certification that demonstrates expert knowledge of hardware technologies. This is an excellent certification for anyone looking to enter into the world of information technology. A+ certification requires you to demonstrate knowledge of installing, configuring, upgrading, troubleshooting and repairing desktop systems.  The LCCC A+ certification requires completion of only two courses, and credits can apply toward LCCC's Computer Maintenance and Networking Certificate of Completion, Certificate of Proficiency and Associate's Degree programs.

This program may be completed on campus or online.

Certificate of Completion in Computer Maintenance and Networking
The Computer Maintenance and Networking (CMNW) Certificate of Completion is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and practical skills necessary for entry-level employment in the areas of installation, upgrading and maintaining personal computer systems and networks. Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by LCCC's University Partnership. 

Certificate of Proficiency in Computer Maintenance and Networking
This program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and practical skills to install, upgrade, and maintain personal computer systems and networks. Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by Lorain County Community College's University Partnership. 

Associate of Applied Science in Electronic Engineering Technology (Computer Maintenance and Networking)
The computer maintenance and networking program provides a solid foundation in the principles of electronics, with an emphasis on the installation, maintenance, and repair of computer systems, networks, and associated equipment.  Along with a broad, general electronics background, students are given comprehensive information and training in computer system structure, peripheral device operation, installation procedures, and troubleshooting practices through this extensive, hands-on oriented curriculum.  Typical job titles include computer systems specialist, computer maintenance technician, field service representative, installation technician, field engineer, systems integrator and applications specialist. 

Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems, Networking Option From the University of Akron through LCCC's University Partnership
Many companies in Ohio and nationwide are providing career opportunities for highly trained professionals in the field of computer networking and network security – positions filled by graduates of The University of Akron's Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems, Networking Option. Companies want and need technically qualified people to help them compete at the highest possible levels of quality and productivity in today's extremely competitive world marketplace.


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MBA Program Begins in Fall 2015

Beginning in fall 2015, Youngstown State University’s Williamson College of Business Administration will offer a master’s of business administration degree through the University Partnership. Learn more.