My name is Robert Burgess I am an assistant
dean for Applied Sciences and an Instructor of Computer Networking Technology.
Essentially we do PC troubleshooting and repair, networking, Cisco Networking
Academy…so we teach you all four semesters of what is referred to as a
CCNA curriculum this gives students a solid foundation in all aspects of networking. In addition, we do
cabling, both fiber optics and copper. LAN administration with servers, introduction
to Linux, troubleshooting course, so you get a real well rounded skill set. The exposure to networking, to servers, to computers, to printers…gives you multiple avenues of entry into our field. And, it gives you more options as far as job seeking. What this program did? It took knowledge that I had before and just kind of encompassed it, you know. I guess from a hands-on learning environment which now I’ve got a very good working knowledge that I can carry out into a career. You cannot get into this field without that stepping stone without that initial training period. The point of entry is just too tall if you don’t have that. To know the terminology, to know how things work at least in a basic fashion, and you just don’t have that coming off the street. The success stories come from those that take that entry level position, and they pay their dues and they spend their time in the field and they start climbing rung by rung up the ladder and the opportunities are out there it’s kinda
like everything else though you have to have to be at a starting point, and that’s what ASU-Newport’s Computer and Networking Technology program provides you is that starting point that entry level skill set to get you where you need to be So that you can progress to the next level.