Students are preparing to support the growing fields of information technology, networking, IT security, personal computers, and convergence technologies. The curriculum provides training in three areas of concentration: Network Administration, Network Infrastructure & Design, and PC and Network Support. Each area offers the graduate a launching point for a career in that field.
Course content includes computer maintenance and repair, PC operating systems, local area networking (LAN) management, wide area network (WAN) management (switching and routing), wireless communication, computer and network security, and IP convergence technologies including Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). Graduates are able to provide system support and training in a variety of areas, including personal computers, software, local area networks, wireless data systems, corporate phone systems, wide area networks, and related technologies.
Graduates possess a broad base of training. As technology changes, new careers are emerging on a regular basis. This breadth of training is the strength of the program; it enables graduates to choose from a variety of options and to be ready for technology changes as they occur.
Industry Certification Opportunities
Alexandria Technical & Community College and the Computer and Voice Networking (CVN) program have developed partnerships with industry leaders, including Cisco, CompTIA, and others. These partnerships provide the program with added benefits and specialized curriculum. CVN students receive training that prepares them to take optional industry certification exams. Upon successfully completing these exams, students receive industry-recognized certifications that enhance their employability. While these partnerships may change, the CVN program provides current training leading to solid career choices.
Computer & Voice Networking is a two-year program granting an Associate in Applied Science degree. Students who succeed in this program typically enjoy working with personal computers, interacting with people, completing hands-on activities and troubleshooting problems. This is an excellent career choice for both men and women. The curriculum provides training in three areas of concentration: Network Administration, Network Infrastructure & Design, and PC & Network Support. Each area offers the graduate a launching point for a career in that field. Employers find this combination of skills to be extremely valuable, providing excellent placement opportunities. A wireless laptop computer, leased from the college, is a requirement and an advantage of this program.