Computer Networking Specialist

Computer networking specialist install, configure and support the corporation's computer network. Graduates must be knowledgeable of local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), and the Internet system. Other key skills taught in the program include the ability to maintain hardware and software to keep a network available and operating securely and efficiently. The U.S. Department of Labor data indicates a 27% growth in total employment in this category through 2016.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the associate degree, students in Computer Science Technology are expected to be able to:

  • The ability to install and configure microcomputer hardware and operating systems, and customize the operating system interface;
  • An understanding of the operations of microcomputer hardware, firmware, and operating systems, along with the interrelationships among them;
  • The ability to install, configure, and maintain computer networking hardware, network operating systems, and network services, including accounts and configuring resources security;
  • The ability to install, configure, and maintain Internet server software and services, including Web and FTP hosting services;
  • An ability to provide Web page support by creating dynamic and interactive Web pages and programming scripts;
  • An understanding of programming principles and logic, and its application to the development of computer programs to perform specified tasks;
  • An ability to design, implement, and support the use of electronic spreadsheet applications in support of end users;
  • An ability to provide support for operating systems, both to the corporate entity and end-users alike.

Accreditation and/or Program/Cluster Review
Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.  BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

The Computer Science Technology program will go through its next Program/Cluster Review during the Academic Year 2020-21. For more information, click here.

Professional Licensure (If applicable)
Bowling Green State University programs leading to licensure, certification and/or endorsement, whether delivered online, face-to-face or in a blended format, satisfy the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio.

Requirements for licensure, certification and/or endorsement eligibility vary greatly from one profession to another and from state to state. The Computer Science Technology program does not lead to professional licensure.

Gainful Employment (If applicable)    
Under the Higher Education Act Title IV disclosure requirements, an institution must provide current and prospective students with information about each of its programs that prepares students for gainful

The Computer Science Technology program is not a recognized occupation that requires a Gainful Employment disclosure.

Specializations:

  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Computer Networking Specialist

Learning Outcomes - Computer Networking Specialist

Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, students in Computer Networking Specialist program are expected to be able to:

  • The ability to install and configure microcomputer hardware and operating systems, and customize the operating system interface;
  • An understanding of the operations of microcomputer hardware, firmware, and operating systems, along with the interrelationships among them;
  • The ability to install, configure, and maintain computer networking hardware, network operating systems and network services, and configuring resources security;
  • The ability to install, configure, and maintain Internet server software and services, including Web and FTP hosting services;
  • An ability to provide Web page support by creating dynamic and interactive Web pages and programming scripts;
  • An understanding of programming principles and logic, and its application to the development of computer programs to perform specified tasks;
  • An ability to accomplish network wiring and cabling tasks, including making cables and punch-down connections.