Associate of Science Degree
||Carl Giese Jr., A.S. Computer Networking, was the GCC 2012 valedictorian. |
GCC’s Computer Networking Associate of Science Degree Program has produced many graduates that started out as technicians and have worked their way up to managerial positions at businesses and entities such as the Bank of Guam, Guam Telephone Authority, Pacific Data Systems, the Federal Aviation Administration, and the Guam Power Authority. We continually place students and graduates with these industry leaders; people that are prepared to enter the workforce and who can have a direct, positive impact on an organization.
“The Guam Community College’s Computer Networking Program apprenticeship results in highly-trained professionals who contribute to GTA’s level of quality production and productivity. The GTA technicians in this program have combined their academic qualifications with real life working experience and developed skills and qualifications that are in high demand. They’ve learned customer care, system security, managing software development, basic IT applications, fundamentals on how to install, maintain, and repair wiring and telecommunications equipment - including system engineering design, documentation and integration, site installation and commissioning. The knowledge, skills and hands-on experience has enabled these employees to develop a more thorough understanding of our business needs and how best to meet them.”
Paul P. Ibanez, Manager, GTA Teleguam
The Associate of Science Degree in Computer Networking is a course of study that prepares students for entry-level employment in the field of Information Technology. Technical requirement classes are designed to give student a solid foundation in the basics of computers, networking and information systems. This course of study will provide students with a practical overview of Information Technology, including hands-on experience configuring various networking devices and network management. The program will enable students to prepare for and attain industry certification through CompTIA and Cisco Systems
Career Opportunities: The Associate of Science in Computer Networking prepares students for employment in positions such as Networking Administrators, IT Technicians, Telecom Technicians, Security Technicians, Computer Technicians, and Fiber Optic and Data Cabling Installers.
The GCC Advantage: Students train with state-of-the-art computer networking equipment, which provides them with the skills needed to compete in the IT field. GCC’s curriculum also prepares students to take National Certification tests.
All students who declare a major are assigned an Academic Advisor. Students are strongly urged to visit your advisor, who can help you draft an educational plan with course sequencing that meets your personal, academic, and career goals.
Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of the AS in Computer Networking program, students will be able to:
1. Install configure, and repair Computer network systems.
2. Pass local and national certification tests in computer repair, telecommunication, & network administration.
3. Communicate the values of an effective and productive technician in the telecommunications and computer networking industry.
The mission of the Computer Networking program is to prepare students and people in the industry to be trained and certified in computer repair, networking and telecommunication.