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.

Program Enrollment and Degree Data

Electronic Engineering Technology- Computer Maintenance and Networking Major

Academic Year Associate Degrees Awarded
 2017-2018  20
 2016-2017  17
 2015-2016  17
 2014-2015  15
 2013-2014 18


Annual program enrollment data is not gathered for the following reasons:

  1. The CMNW program is not a locked step program. Students can enter the program from multiple first year courses provided that they have been assessed for Mathematics and English, and meet the course pre-requisites. Students progress in the CMNW program at their own pace, either part time or full time to complete the program course requirements. Once all requirements are completed, students graduate.
  2. Students are not required to declare full-time or part-time status.
  3. Multiple courses serve as service courses to other departments within the Engineering Technologies Division and across the college.
  4. The same student can be enrolled in one or more of the program courses. Seats taken does not necessarily equate to number of students in the program.
  5. Student enrollment in any CMNW course does not indicate whether the student is majoring in CMNW or in other programs majors.