Apr 20, 2024  

Information Technology-Network and Technical Support Specialization AAS

For related IT programs, see Related Programs Listing .

G3 Eligible Program: The G3 Program is a tuition assistance program for any Virginia resident who qualifies for in-state tuition and whose family income falls below an identified threshold. For more information, visit www.nr.edu/g3.  

Purpose: The rapid growth of the computer and electronic industries has increased the demand for technicians who understand both hardware and software technologies. The IT Network and Technical Support specialization curriculum prepares the student to enter the job market as a computer technician or entry-level systems administrator.

Occupational Objectives: 

• Computer Network Technician

• Computer Technician

• Computer Support Specialist

Admission Requirements: Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college after completing the Specialization degree requirements should inform their faculty advisors at the beginning of studies to determine the appropriate courses that meet transfer requirements.

Program Requirements: The program in IT Network and Technical Support specialization is a two-year program combining instruction required for competence as a technician and programmer and in industrial or business environment. The first year of the IT Network and Technical Support specialization program is designed to establish general computer concepts. The second year develops this base in a number of important areas such as specific training in computer programming, computer hardware, networking, and cyber security.

Students will have the opportunity to earn several industry certifications as they complete this degree.

Students who plan to transfer after completing the degree should consult their IT Faculty Advisor at the beginning of studies to determine appropriate transfer course requirements.

For more information on this and other Information Technology or Computer Science programs, visit the department’s website.

Four-Semester (Two Year) Program

Total: 15 credits

Total: 16 credits

Total: 18 credits

Total: 18 credits

Total Minimum Credits: 67