UC Clermont

Computer Networking Systems

Associate of Applied Science

Location: UC Clermont & UC East
College: Clermont College
Duration: 2 Years

What is Computer Networking Systems?

Computer networking systems involves the design, installation and support of an organization’s local-area network (LAN) and wide-area network (WAN) daily operations, as well as their Internet and intranet connectivity.

People who work in network systems support maintain network hardware and software, analyze problems and monitor the network to ensure its availability to system users. Network support personnel also gather data to identify customer needs and then use the information to identify, interpret and evaluate system and network requirements. Network administrators also may plan, coordinate and implement network security measures.

Admission Requirements

This program is open to all students with a high school diploma or GED and the desire to succeed in college. Although admission is open, students accepted into the program must meet the academic standards of the program to advance to upper levels of study.

As a first year student, you will need to take the placement test. This test does not affect your admission; however, the results are essential for your proper placement in classes. You must complete the placement test before you may register for English or mathematics courses. All placement tests are given free of charge.

You need strong problem-solving, analytical and communication skills, and especially the ability to view things as interactive, whole systems. You should also be able to anticipate future problems and plan responses accordingly.

Career possibilities are numerous. Some opportunities for employment include:

  • network design and administration
  • technical support
  • telecommunications
  • programming and software engineering

Minors do not apply to associate degree studies.

Career-oriented technical degree programs are geared toward developing competencies in specific job-related skills. However, computer networking systems may also be pursued as a second major. Expect the acquisition of a second major to prolong your degree completion.

Students majoring in a significantly different field of study may choose instead to add the computer networking systems certifications as part of their degree program.

For specific details on computer networking systems as a second major or adding a certificate, please contact Enrollment Services, (513) 732-5319.

We highly recommend that our students also pursue CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and CISCO Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certification. To obtain CCNA certification, you may take either a two-exam option (Exam one covers CCNA 1 and 2. Exam two covers CCNA 3 and 4), or a one-exam option that covers CCNA 1 through 4. CCNP certification is acquired by completing four exams (CCNP 1, 2, 3 and 4). The Clermont College curriculum thoroughly covers all four parts of both CCNA and CCNP, and the exams may be taken as the appropriate course work is completed.

Each successfully completed exam earns a certificate, which is a nationally recognized statement of proficiency, issued by Cisco Systems, Inc. (Clermont College students pass their certification exams at better than a 90% rate.) Clermont College is a certified CISCO Academy.

For more information on CISCO certification, click here.

Studies are oriented toward finding solutions to day-to-day installation and maintenance problems in real-world business settings. Learn on the latest hardware with up-to-date tools and techniques, gaining hands-on experience.

The UC Clermont College campus is on 92 wooded acres located in Batavia, Ohio, in the heart of Clermont County. Clermont College is relatively small with a low faculty-to-student ratio. Small class sizes and personal interaction with instructors create the ideal learning environment. Parking is convenient and at no additional charge. Clermont College tuition is the lowest of the UC colleges.

You must complete an application for degree and receive a pre-certification from your academic advisor the semester before you expect to graduate. You should see your advisor or Student Success and Retention Services (513) 732-5319 for specific information well in advance of your final semester.

To transfer to UC, you must be in good academic standing at the college or university you last attended. We accept transfer applications all year long and you may start any semester, provided your transcripts arrive in time to be evaluated before the start of the semester you wish to attend.

If you have not taken college-level mathematics or English, you will need to take the placement test.

Other UC students may transfer into Clermont College by completing the application for change in college and program form available from most UC admissions offices including ours, (513) 732-5319. Students are urged to see an advisor before transferring into a different major to minimize any negative impact on degree progress.

Application Deadlines

For specific deadline information, visit the Admissions webpage.

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Contact Information

Enrollment Services
Clermont College
4200 Clermont College Drive
Batavia, OH 45103
(513) 732-5319

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Program Code: 34ASC-CNS-AAS