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Fundamentals of Computer and Network Technician Certificate Program

Fundamentals of Computer and Network Technician Training in as Little as 8 Months*

The Fundamentals of Computer and Networking Technician (F-CNT) certificate program at Asher College provides students with the hands-on training, practical experience, and industry support it takes to begin a successful IT career. The Fundamentals of Computer and Networking Technician (F-CNT) certificate program is offered in a hybrid learning format, allowing you to complete much of your coursework online while receiving hands-on training and in-person instruction through on-campus visits. This flexible learning format is designed to work for you and your busy schedule, so you can balance your work, personal life, and your educational goals.

If you are good with new technology, enjoy working with computers, and are interested in a career with a high potential for growth, Asher’s Fundamentals of Computer and Networking Technician program could be right for you!

 
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Fundamentals of Computer and Networking Technician Certificate Program

Asher College’s Fundamentals of Computer and Networking Technician certificate program prepares students for immediate entry-level employment in the IT field in roles such as Computer Support Specialist, IT Customer Service Support Specialist, Desktop Technician, and IT Support Coordinator.

At Asher, students learn the comprehensive knowledge and fundamental skills necessary for success in this growing field. Students learn how to install, configure, and maintain Windows 10 in a stand-alone, workgroup environment, as well as how to design and implement small office-home office networks. Students learn critical PC hardware repair and support skills through required courses, including Computer Fundamentals, PC Support Level 1 & 2, and Introduction to Networking and Microsoft Office Essentials. Additionally, the Career Success and Advanced Career Development course teaches the professional and employment preparation students need to move into their new careers after graduation.

Asher College is a CompTIA Academy Partner, and the Fundamentals of Computer and Networking Technician program prepares students with the skills to test for three important CompTIA certifications. CompTIA certifications are known as foundational to an IT professional’s career, and employers value these industry certifications. This program prepares graduates for the CompTIA IT Fundamentals, CompTIA A+ Certified Technician, and CompTIA Network+ certification exams.

Asher’s F-CNT program is offered in a Hybrid format. Students complete the majority of their coursework online, and come to campus to meet with faculty, attend lectures, participate in hands-on training, work on course material, or complete exams. Our most successful students come to campus approximately three days a week for hands-on training and in-person instruction. If you are new to the industry and want extra hands-on instruction, we welcome you to come to campus to get even more supervision and practice!

A Degree is Easy as 1, 2, 3

Students who start in the F-CNT program can easily transition into the more comprehensive Computer and Network Technician program. Students take an additional two courses, and are prepared to obtain an additional certification, the CompTIA Security+. Take your education one step further and earn your Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Computer & Networking Technology by adding six general education courses.

Transfer Credits

At Asher College, we realize time is money. If you already have valid industry certifications or credits from another college, bring us your transcripts during the enrollment process and we will determine what might transfer into the program. If you are already working in your field and want to “challenge” a course prior to beginning a program, we are happy to help you explore that option too.

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Want to enroll in Asher College but don’t have a high school diploma or GED? Earn your high school diploma on our campus so you can gain the credentials you need to enroll at Asher College.

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Is a Career as a Computer and Network Technician Right for You? Take the Asher "IT Career Training Readiness Quiz"

This fun, online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get your IT Career Training Readiness score now >>

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Market-Driven Education

We have an advisory board that helps shape our curriculum. This allows us to alter the curriculum based on recommendations from employers who hire our graduates.

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Classes Start Every Two Weeks

Don’t wait around to enroll — our courses begin every second week so you can start your program as soon as you’re ready. Begin your path to a new career quickly with Asher College.

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Personalized Attention

We’re a small college, which makes Asher feel like an extended family. Each instructor and faculty member will get to know you by name and help you along the way.

Career Success Class

Career Service courses and activities are on-going throughout the program at Asher College.

An instructor works with you one-on-one to teach you about the soft skills that employers look for when hiring. Learn about the communication skills, resume preparation, cover letter writing, and interview tactics that will help prepare you for your new career.

Get the hands-on training you need to transform your career goals into reality. Asher College's courses were designed in consultation with industry professionals so that you get the core skills employers demand
PCS100 Computer Fundamentals

Students will be able to identify and explain the basics of computing, IT infrastructure, software development, security concepts, and database use. The associated industry exam is FC0-U61. Certification: CompTIA IT Fundamentals (ITF+).

Prerequisite(s): NA

PCS110 PC Support Level 1

Students will learn about computer and mobile device hardware, including storage devices, backup media, power supplies, CPU’s, memory, display devices, adapter cards, cooling methods, install and configure peripherals, and maintenance.  They will gain hands-on experience using networking technology, hardware, virtualization, cloud computing, and network troubleshooting. The associated industry exam is 220-1001. Certification*: CompTIA A+ (*when paired with successfully completing the CompTIA 220-1002 exam.)

Prerequisite(s): NA

PCS111 PC Support Level 2

Students will continue to build on their PCS110 knowledge by expanding their understanding of operating systems, networking, security, and software troubleshooting. The associated industry exam is CompTIA 220-1002. Certification*: CompTIA A+ (*when paired with successfully completing the CompTIA 220-1001 exam.)

Prerequisite(s): PCS110 PC Support Level 1

NET 102 Introduction to Networking

Students will learn to design and implement networks, configure, manage, and maintain essential network devices, use devices such as switches and routers to segment network traffic and create resilient networks, implement network security, standards, and protocols, troubleshoot network problems and identify the benefits and drawbacks of existing network configurations, and support the creation of virtualized networks. The associated industry exam is CompTIA N10-007 or Microsoft 98-366 Certification: CompTIA Network + or Microsoft Networking Fundamentals

Prerequisite(s): PCS111 PC Support Level 2

MOE100 MS Essentials

Students will be able to perform essential functions in Word, Excel & Outlook. They will learn to navigate the software and create documents, workbooks, and emails while using Microsoft’s tools and short-cuts. Students identify features to open, navigate, edit and print documents in Word, format data in a spreadsheet and create formulas in Excel, and manage messages, tasks, and appointments in Outlook, resulting in the entry-level skills necessary to use these programs in the work environment.

Prerequisite(s): NA

TF100 Typing Fundamentals

Students will learn to type a minimum of 35 words per minute. They will learn keystroke fundamentals, keyboard by touch, and proper 10-key form.

Prerequisite(s): NA

CS101 Career Success

Student will be able to maximize their potential by being mindful of how self-talk impacts their habits, attitude, beliefs and expectations. Students also learn strategies to eliminate procrastination and achieve goals. Each student will complete a DISC profile to better understand their preferred communication style, how it relates to their own personal and professional development and how their DiSC style relates to others.

Prerequisite(s): NA

CD201 Advanced Career Development

Students will be able to search for a job within their field of study, conduct themselves professionally in a job interview and provide a resume tailored to each job position applied for. This course is designed for three particular points of views; those looking to change careers, those looking to advance their career, and those who are entrepreneurs and want to start their own business. Career Services will put your career goals; first, it is time you did as well.

Prerequisite(s):  Students must have completed 80% of their program.

I couldn't have done it without Asher. The instructors are brilliant. They have no problems answering any questions... I can't convey how grateful I am for Asher College coming into my life.
Ervin Reed, Associate of Applied Science in Computer Specialist and Networking

Get Real-World Experience in Our PC Repair Clinic

Get first-hand practice and job-preparation with our PC clinics. Asher College hosts a PC clinic every week onsite, where free repairs are offered to the community. This gives you a chance to see how you would deal with various situations while on the job. You’ll feel confident and capable when you’re able to successfully make PC repairs by yourself.

Financial Aid: Funding Your Career Training

We offer Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Veteran training benefits. Our Financial Aid administrators and School Certifying Officials will work with you to find the best financial solution to fit your needs. Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. To learn more, visit our Financial Aid page.

Veterans Education Benefits: Asher College a Gold Level Military Friendly® school. For over 15 years, Viqtory Media’s ranking of Military Friendly® schools has helped veterans take their education into their own hands when choosing which schools afford them the best opportunities. Military Benefits Accepted at Asher College include Chapter 31, 33, and 35. To learn more, visit our Veterans Education benefits page.

Is a Rewarding Career as a Computer and Network Technician Right for You? Get More Info…

If you’re interested in learning more about careers in Computer and Network Technology and exploring whether this is the right career path for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.

A helpful Asher College Admissions Representative would be happy to answer any questions you have and can help with everything from scheduling to financial aid.

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