Computer and Network Support Technology

Computer and Network Support Technology

Program Overview

Offered at the Joplin ATTC, the Computer and Network Support Technology program (CNS) at Crowder College trains students to become a high-demand technician and has actively participated with Cisco Certified Academy through Cisco Systems. With the surge of computer growth in our society, there is an ever-growing demand for computer and network support technicians. 

Upon successfully completing this program, you will be able to build, setup, and repair personal computers; setup and maintain computer networks; and perform various network administrative tasks. 
The Computer and Network Support program offers four different certificate programs along with an associate degree. Classes are available in Joplin at Crowder’s Advanced Training and Technology Center. 

Explore our Program Options

17 credit hours, can be completed in one semester 

Orientation (2 hours) 

COLL 105 – Technical Career Development I 

COLL 106 – Technical Career Development II 

Major Courses (15 hours) 

CNS 101 – Introduction to Electronics 

CNS 111 – PC Basics I 

CNS 112 – PC Basics II 

CNS 113 – Introduction to Networks 

Approved Electives: choose one 

CNS 149 – Cybersecurity I 

CNS 250 – Linux Network Administration 

23 credit hours, can be completed in two semesters 

Orientation (2 hours) 

COLL 105 – Technical Career Development I 

COLL 106 – Technical Career Development II 

Major Courses (15 hours) 

CNS 111 – PC Basics I 

CNS 112 – PC Basics II 

CNS 113 – Introduction to Networks 

CNS 122 – VMware: Install, Configure, Manage 

CNS 275 – Advanced Microsoft Server 

Approved Electives: choose two 

CNS 149 – Cybersecurity I 

CNS 222 – VMware: Optimize & Scale 

CNS 250 – Linux Network Administration 

CNS 259 – Intro to PowerShell 

17 credit hours, can be completed in three semesters 

Orientation (2 hours) 

COLL 105 – Technical Career Development I 

COLL 106 – Technical Career Development II 

Major Courses (15 hours) 

CNS 101 – Introduction to Electronics 

CNS 111 – PC Basics I 

CNS 113 – Introduction to Networks 

CNS 114 – CCNA Network Switching and Routing Essentials 

CNS 251 – CCNA Enterprise Networking, Security and Automation 

23 credit hours, can be completed in two semesters 

Orientation (2 hours) 

COLL 105 – Technical Career Development I 

COLL 106 – Technical Career Development II 

Major Courses (15 hours) 

CNS 111 – PC Basics I 

CNS 112 – PC Basics II 

CNS 126 – Game Development through Python 

CNS 131 – Introduction to Gaming Programming 

CNS 141 – Programming for Gaming 

Approved Electives: choose two (6 hours) 

CNS 221 – Desktop Game Development 

CNS 231 – Android Mobile Game Development 

CNS 241 – IOS Development for Gaming 

62 credit hours 

Orientation (2 hours) 

COLL 105 – Technical Career Development I 

COLL 106 – Technical Career Development II 

Communications (9 hours) 

ENGL 101 – English Composition 

ENGL 102 – Advanced English Composition 

COMM 104 – Fundamentals of Speech 

Mathematics (3 hours) 

MATH 104 – Technical Mathematics 

Civics (3 hours) 

HIST 106 – US History I 

Required Technical Courses (31 hours) 

CNS 101 – Introduction to Electronics 

CNS 111 – PC Basics I 

CNS 112 – PC Basics II 

CNS 113 – Introduction to Networks 

CNS 114 – CCNA Network Switching and Routing Essentials 

CNS 122 – VMware: Install, Configure, Manage 

CNS 149 – Cybersecurity I 

CNS 250 – Linux Network Administration 

CNS 251 – CCNA Enterprise Networking, Security and Automation 

CNS 285 – CNS Internship 

Approved Electives: choose three (9 hours) 

CNS 222 – VMware: Optimize & Scale 

CNS 249 – Cybersecurity II 

CNS 259 – Intro to PowerShell 

CNS 275 – Advanced Microsoft Server

Competitive Advantages

Short-Term Certificates
and Degree options

Complete our stackable certificate programs in as little as 4 or 9 months or broaden your technical and professional skills by earning an associate degree.

Low Tuition

A quality program, with knowledgeable instructors and an excellent faculty-to-student ration, all at an affordable cost.

Work-Based
Learning

Develop your skills in the lab and the field as you train in multiple areas including PC repair, network installation and maintenance, cybersecurity, coding, and more.

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