Community College of Rhode Island

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Contact Information

Jerry Bernardini
Chairperson
Knight Campus
Room 2216
Tel: 401-825-1189
jbernardini@ccri.edu

Charlene Pelski
Administrative Asst.
Knight Campus
Room 2232
Tel: 401-825-2156
cpelski@ccri.edu

Kevin Crawford
Department Web Content Manager
Knight Campus
Room 2126
Tel: 401-825-1149
kcrawford@ccri.edu

Computer and Networking Missions and Outcomes

Computer and Networking Technology

Mission

The degree gives students the opportunity to develop core understanding of networking and desktop technology.  Areas of concentration include further desktop technology or advanced networking technology. The program will prepare students to sit for a variety of international networking certifications including the CISCO CCNA, CCNP, VoIP, and CCNA Security, the CompTIA N+, the CompTIA A+, and the Microsoft MCSA. The program sets high academic standards necessary for transfer and career success, including the lifelong learning skills necessary to stay current with emerging technology trends and techniques in the field.

Outcomes

  1. Show preparation for international certifications
  2. Research information and technologies
  3. Identify with today's business, industry standards
  4. Evaluate information presented in graphical form
  5. Organize ideas to support a position
  6. Translate concepts into current working business environment
  7. Demonstrate oral communications skills such as presentation for an audience, discussions, and debates
  8. Use visual aids effectively to support an oral presentation
  9. Demonstrate writing abilities such as: reports, instructions, and documentations
  10. Exhibits good listening skills when others are speaking, keeping notes, journals
  11. Develop and demonstrate troubleshooting skills

Computer Desktop Technician

Mission

The Desktop Technician certificate offers the opportunity for students to learn the critical thinking, problem solving, technical, and soft skills necessary to troubleshoot, diagnose, document, and solve technical problems, as well as support current and emerging technologies. The program will prepare students to sit for a variety of international networking certifications including the CompTIA A+ and the Microsoft MCSA. All credits will transfer into the Computer and Networking Technology Degree.

Outcomes

  1. Show preparation for international certifications
  2. Research information and technologies
  3. Identify with today's business, industry standards
  4. Evaluate information presented in graphical form
  5. Organize ideas to support a position
  6. Translate concepts into current working business environment
  7. Demonstrate oral communications skills such as presentation for an audience, discussions, and debates
  8. Use visual aids effectively to support an oral presentation
  9. Demonstrate writing abilities such as: reports, instructions, and documentations
  10. Exhibits good listening skills when others are speaking, keeping notes, journals
  11. Develop and demonstrate troubleshooting skills

Networking Technician

Mission

The Networking certificate offers the opportunity for students to learn the critical thinking, problem solving, technical, and soft skills necessary to create, implement, modify, and troubleshoot computer networks. The program will prepare students to sit for a variety of international networking certifications including the CISCO CCNA and the CompTIA N+. All credits will transfer into the Computer and Networking Technology Degree.

Outcomes

  1. Show preparation for international certifications
  2. Research information and technologies
  3. Identify with today's business, industry standards
  4. Evaluate information presented in graphical form
  5. Organize ideas to support a position
  6. Translate concepts into current working business environment
  7. Demonstrate oral communications skills such as presentation for an audience, discussions, and debates
  8. Use visual aids effectively to support an oral presentation
  9. Demonstrate writing abilities such as: reports, instructions, and documentations
  10. Exhibits good listening skills when others are speaking, keeping notes, journals
  11. Develop and demonstrate troubleshooting skills

Advanced Networking Technician

Mission

The Advanced Networking certificate offers the opportunity for students to learn the critical thinking, problem solving, technical, and soft skills necessary to configure, diagnose, and troubleshoot complex computer networks. The program will prepare students to sit for a variety of international networking certifications including the CISCO CCNP and CISCO CCNA Security. All credits will transfer into the Computer and Networking Technology Degree.

Outcomes

  1. Show preparation for international certifications
  2. Research information and technologies
  3. Identify with today's business, industry standards
  4. Evaluate information presented in graphical form
  5. Organize ideas to support a position
  6. Translate concepts into current working business environment
  7. Demonstrate oral communications skills such as presentation for an audience, discussions, and debates
  8. Use visual aids effectively to support an oral presentation
  9. Demonstrate writing abilities such as: reports, instructions, and documentations
  10. Exhibits good listening skills when others are speaking, keeping notes, journals
  11. Develop and demonstrate troubleshooting skill

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