Computer Networking Career

Program Goals Statement

Students will be prepared for entry-level computer network technician positions in the IT field. They will know how to install, configure, secure, troubleshoot and administer network systems comprised of users, shared resources, and network elements in local and Internet-based environments.

Program information

• Program prepares students for industry certifications and develops the high proficiency skills needed to plan, implement and troubleshoot networking environments.

• Students may be required to obtain and use specific hardware, operating systems, or applications.

• Note: Adding the security certificate will increase skills in preparation for the security issues in today's world.

• Transfer credit for any Computer Information Systems (CIS or CIT) course must be approved by the CI Department Chair or by a full-time CI faculty member. 

• Bristol Community College has a CompTIA Academic Partnership. Through this program, Bristol students can purchase CompTIA test vouchers and prep materials at a 50 percent discount. 

After Bristol

• Recent graduates hold positions as a network and telecommunications architecture manager, associate systems engineer, network administrator, help desk technician, support services representative, computer systems engineer, senior information technologist, technical director and consultant. 

• If you plan to transfer to a four-year institution, visit the Transfer Affairs website at

Infused General Education Competencies 

Technical Literacy, First Year Experience 

Item #

General Education Electives

Total credits:

Course Sequencing




Associate Degree


Degree Offered

Associate in Science in Computer Information Systems (Computer Networking Concentration)

Program Contact

Sarmad Saman, Dean,

Priscilla Grocer, Department Chair,