The Computing, Electronics, and Networking Technology program's mission is to serve the community as a learning-centered, open door program that provides technical training to meet the demands of the information technology industry and the needs of the individual. The program is designed to provide the student with a mixture of knowledge and hands-on training with an emphasis on preparing students for entry-level employment in the information technology industry.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the CENT program, students will be able to:
- Apply current industry standards, protocols, and techniques; and keep up with evolving technology to maintain professional proficiency.
- Identify, analyze and improvise solutions to resolve problems using a systematic method.
- Use appropriate industry tools and testing equipment to analyze, troubleshoot, and install systems.
- Install, configure, operate, and maintain systems.
- Apply current standards for safety and security.
- Communicate clearly and effectively through written reports and oral presentations.
- Work effectively, independently, and interdependently, in diverse situations involving stress, teams, co-workers, customers, vendors, organizational partners and supervisors.
- Demonstrate professionalism and integrity in supporting the mission of the organization.
The Honolulu Community College CENT program has established an articulation leading to a Bachelor of Applied Science with the University of Hawaii at West Oahu. There is also an articulation leading to a Bachelor of Arts in System Administration with Hawaii Pacific University. Students who complete either the Associate of Science degree or the Advanced Professional Certificate in CENT may apply to transfer to these institutions to complete a baccalaureate degree in these programs. Students may also be concurrently enrolled in the Bachelor of Applied Science program at UH West Oahu and the CENT AS or APC program at Honolulu CC. The CENT program counselor at Honolulu CC and the counselors at these institutions can provide more detailed information about courses specifically required or recommended for these programs.
Associate In Science (AS) Degree
The Associate in Science (AS) Degree in the Computing, Electronics, and Networking Technology program is a two-year course of study that prepares the student for entry-level employment in the field of Information Technology. Core classes are designed to give students a firm foundation in the basics of computers, networking and information systems. The AS Degree also provides options for a Certificate of Completion in Basic Networking and a Certificate of Completion in Basic Information Assurance. Elective courses allow students to further specialize in a field of study. Students are required to participate in an internship or cooperative education experience before completing the program. Certain courses may also prepare the student to take the following Information Technology Industry Certification Exams: Computer Technician A+, Cisco Certified Network Associate, and Microsoft Certified Professional. The CENT program is a Cisco Authorized Regional Academy, CompTIA Training Center, and a Microsoft Regional Academy.
Advanced Professional Certificate (APC) in CENT
The Advanced Professional Certificate in CENT is designed to provide the student with advanced technical training in the field of Information Technology (IT) with a core emphasis on Information Assurance. This program also features training in the soft technical skills required to become an IT professional. The student will have the opportunity to pursue advanced industry certifications.
Associate in Science:
- ENG 22/60 or ESL 23, OR Placement in ENG 100
- "C" or higher in MATH 25 OR Placement in MATH 103 or MATH 135 or Higher
- ICS 100 or ICS 101
Advanced Professional Certificate (APC):
Graduation from the Associate of Science Program in CENT or a Program in Information Technology that included equivalent course work in Basic Networking (such as CENT 140, 240), Network Operating Systems (such as CENT 270), TCP/IP (such as CENT 227 or CENT 228), UNIX (such as CENT 253 or CENT 228), Introduction to Databases (such as CENT 280), Introduction to Computer Science (such as ICS 111) and MATH 103 or MATH 135 or Higher.
Degrees That Can Be Earned
- Associate in Science
- Certificate of Completion
Cost of Textbooks/Supplies
The cost of equipment and textbooks is between $1000-$2000 for the entire program. It is recommended that students have their own computers and have access to the Internet.
Faculty & Staff
- Milica Barjaktarovic, Lecturer, Email, 844-2343
- Zhixiong Chen, Educational Specialist, Email, 844-2332
- Sally Dunan, Assoc. Professor, Email, 844-2352
- Arthur Louie, Lecturer , Email, 845-9295
- Dale Nakasone, Lecturer, Email, 845-9295
- Paul Poteete, Lecturer, Email
- Bradley Ramos, Lecturer, Email
- Aaron Tanaka, Professor , Email, 845-9109
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