Brief Program Description/Goals
The Computing, Electronics, and Networking Technologies program is a course of study that prepares students for entry-level employment in the field of Information and Communications Technology. Core classes are designed to give students a firm foundation in the basics of computers, networking, and information systems.
What Is Unique About The Program
Certain courses prepare students to take the following Information Technology industry certification exams: Computer Technician A+, Cisco Certified Network Associate, Microsoft Certified Professional, and Cisco Certified Networking Professional.
CENT is a Cisco Authorized Regional Academy, Comptia Training Center, and a Microsoft Regional Academy.
Students are required to participate in an internship or cooperative education experience before completing the A.S. degree program.
In the APC curriculum challenging courses Network Security and System Administration equip students with critical skills for employment.
The BAS program provides professional development in areas such as project management, ethics, and communications.
- 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
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 interdepently, 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.
Degrees That Can Be Earned
- Associate of Science (AS)
- Advanced Professional Certificate (APC)
- Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in CENT at UHWO
- Bachelor of Arts in System Administration (BA) at Hawaii Pacific University
Itemized Estimate of Educational Costs
- Tuition based on total credits taken.
- Books/Supplies approximately $1,000- $2,000 for entire program.
Faculty & Staff
- Milica Barjaktarovic, Lecturer, Email, 844-2343
- Zhixiong Chen, Educational Specialist, Email, 844-2332
- Sally Dunan, Asst. 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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