Computer Network Technology

As of Fall 2021, this program has changed to Cloud Network Technology.

The Computer Network Technology program is designed for entry-level students to develop skills needed to gain employment as computer network installation, configuration, and support technicians. Students receive training in basic electronic theory and progress through classes in maintenance and repair of Microsoft Windows and Linux Operating system environments. Students are prepared for industry certifications, including CompTIA A+, Security+, Linux+, and Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP). Both server and workstation configurations are taught in this 5-quarter program.


Enrollment Point: Fall, Winter, Spring 

Computer Network Technology

Certificate of Completion: 
5 Quarters
77 Credits
Associate of Applied Science: 
6 Quarters
92 Credits
AAS - Transfer: 
6 quarters
104 credits
Bachelor of Applied Science: 
N/A
N/A

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

Median Salary: 
$61,800
Projected Growth: 
7%
Annual Job Openings: 
3,960

These amounts are based on median entry level wages, they are estimates and are not guarantees. For more information, visit careerinfo.net

Tuition

At Renton Technical College, tuition is affordable and competitive.

Financial Aid

Federal aid is available for most students to help pay for school. Fill out your FAFSA now to get started.

Scholarships

The RTC Foundation offers scholarships to help pay the costs of attending school.


All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

Please see the online class schedule for day & time information.


Colleen Day, William Sanderson, Ren Tarvin


Entry Requirements

Admission Requirements

  • No admission requirements

Admission Recommendations

  • Typing skills of 25 words per minute highly recommended.
  • Need to brush up on your tech skills? Check out our Bridge to IT course!

Apply and Get Registered!

Upcoming Registration dates:

Registration is first come first serve. Summer/Fall 2021 registration opens May 26, at 7 a.m. – until full.

  1. Connect with an Entry Advisor and complete the Admissions Application to get a student ID number
  2. Plan how to Pay for College
  3. Register for classes once registration opens. Directions for how to register can be found here: How to Register PDF Guide or How to Register YouTube Video
    • Required:
      • CNT 156 CompTIA A+ Core I – Item number L104
      • CSI 120 Computer Programming I – Item number L510
      • COL 101 College Success – You will not be able to register for this course. It will be added to your schedule within 5 business days of you registering and your updated schedule will be emailed to your student email (how to log into your student email)
    • Optional:
      • You have the option to add on a social science class in your first quarter. One of these classes is required for graduation but can be taken later on in the program. Taking this class will result in a heavier than average full-time course workload. It may take longer to complete the program if you decide to take this social science class later. Adding this class is recommended for people who already have a background in computer programming and/or networking. A social science, if desired – refer to the class schedule for options (ANTH&106, ANTH&234, PSYC&100, SOC&101) or visit the RTC Catalog for a quarter-by-quarter breakdown example.
For help or additional questions, please contact advising:

Info Sessions via Zoom

This session will provide information specifically about Computer Network Technology for spring quarter 2021 entry.

If you have any questions about the virtual information sessions, please contact Colleen Day, Instructor, at cday@rtc.edu.

Session dates/times:

  • June 2, 10-11 a.m., Wednesday
  • June 16, 10-11 a.m., Wednesday
  • July 14, 9:30-10 a.m. and 6-6:30 p.m., Wednesday
  • August 25, 9:30-10 a.m. and 6-6:30 p.m., Wednesday

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Course Information

Course # Course Title Credits
COL 101 College Success 2
CNT 156 CompTIA A+ Core I 5
CNT 160 CompTIA A+ Core II 5
CNT 240 Routing and Switching I 5
CNT 250 Routing and Switching II 5
CNT 254 Network Infrastructure 5
CNT 256 AWS Cloud Foundations 5
CNT 259 Secure Enterprise Networks 5
CNT 262 Introduction to Databases with SQL 5
CNT 263 CompTIA Linux+ 5
CNT 264 CompTIA Security+ 5
CNT 290 Next Level Networking Topics or  
CNT 294 Internship/Cooperative Education 5
CSI 120 Computer Programming I 5
AMATH 175 Financial Math or  
MATH 092 Descriptive Statistics with Algebra II or  
  More advanced math class 5
ANTH& 106 American Mosaic or  
ANTH& 234 Religion and Culture or  
PSYC& 100 General Psychology or  
SOC& 101 Introduction to Sociology 5
COMP 100 Applied Composition or  
ENGL& 101 English Composition 5
  Total 77

Additional Requirements for AAS Degree:

Course # Course Title Credits
 

Three Approved General Education classes

15
  Total 92

Additional Requirements for AAS-T Degree:

  • Students must complete ENGL& 101 for the AAS-T degree.
  • Students who complete one of the math classes below as part of the certificate requirements may substitute any additional Approved General Education class for those credits.
Course # Course Title Credits
MATH 136 Inferential Statistics or  
MATH& 107 Math in Society or  
MATH& 141 Precalculus I or  
MATH& 146 Introduction to Statistics (highly recommended for Computer Network Engineering, BAS) or  
  More advanced math class 5
  Two Approved General Education classes 10
  Total 92

Approved General Education classes are listed below. Students should choose options that meet their career and educational goals. Transfer credits and requests to take a class not listed below must be approved by the program Dean.

Course # Course Title Credits
ACCT& 201 Principles of Accounting I 5
ANTH& 106 American Mosaic 5
ART& 100 Art Appreciation 5
BIOL& 100 Survey of Biology 5
CMST& 101 Introduction to Communication 5
CMST& 220 Public Speaking 5
ECON& 201 Microeconomics 5
ECON& 202 Macroeconomics 5
ENGL& 102 Composition II 5
GEOL&101 Introduction to Physical Geology 5
HUM& 101 Introduction to Humanities 5
MATH& 142 Precalculus II 5
MATH& 148 Business Calculus 5
MATH& 151 Calculus I 5
MUSC& 105 Music Appreciation 5
NUTR& 101 Human Nutrition 5
PSYC& 100 General Psychology 5
SOC& 101 Introduction to Sociology 5

Ready for more?

Check out the Bachelor of Applied Science in Computer Network Engineering for more information or speak to an adviser today.


Program Outcomes

  • Obtain knowledge and experience in the computer networking field.
  • Possess technical skills to successfully manage and troubleshoot system environments running on the Windows 10, Windows Server 2012 R2 and Linux operating systems.
  • Develop knowledge and skills necessary to gain employment as computer network technicians or related roles.
  • Be prepared to participate in computer networking industry certification processes, e.g., TestOut PC Pro, TestOut ServerPro, TestOut LinuxPro, TestOut SecurityPro, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Linux+, MCP and MCSA certifications.

Accreditation

External accreditation is not applicable to this program.

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