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This program prepares students for a variety of specializations within the rapidly evolving information and communications technology field. The core of the program is the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) series of classes. These classes are the best path to achieving a Cisco certification. In addition, the program emphasizes technologies that the entry-level employee will encounter including hardware and software for: business-class computer, convergent data/voice/media communication, Internet of Things, 3D printing, UAS (drones) and robotics (land drones).

Why choose the Information and Communication Technology program at CMU Tech? 

  • Program curriculum is accredited, approved and aligned with the national and international certifications by major businesses in the computing, networking, and information and communication technology field.
  • The modern labs use current technology, equipment and software
  • Coursework aligns with national and international industry certifications including Cisco, A+/N+, CET and Convergence Technology Professional (CTP)
  • The curriculum is hands-on and application-based
  • The program is internationally accredited by the Cisco Systems Networking Academy and is also a CompTIA authorized partner
  • Local business and industry partnerships include the City of Grand Junction, St Mary’s Hospital, Fire Team Safety, Primary Care Partners, TerraSLS, ProVelocity, Charter/Spectrum and High Sierra Networking

The Associate of Applied Science Information and Communication Technology (ICT) degree provides the student with the foundation skills and knowledge for entry into the broad spectrum of ICT careers. It is designed to educate students in hardware and software areas including: business-class computer, convergent data/voice/media communication, computer network, Internet of Things, 3D Printing, unmanned aerial Systems (UAS) and robotics hardware. The program utilizes CISCO curriculum for most courses, including the core Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) courses to prepare students for the certification exam.

Academic Requirements for Associate of Applied Science in Information and Communication Technology

This certificate prepares students for Healthcare ICT careers by teaching them the special needs of the healthcare industry including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act; electronic health records; the universal protocol; and how to design, implement, monitor and troubleshoot networks in healthcare environments. This course complements the Cisco CCNA curriculum and is designed for students who would like to expand their networking abilities by developing specialized healthcare networking skills. Hands-on labs throughout the course help students gain practical experience, including procedural and troubleshooting labs, skills integration challenges and model building.

Academic Requirements for Technical Certificate in Healthcare Information Networking, Information and Communication Technology

Upon completion of this certificate the student will be able to demonstrate skills, knowledge and training for employment in an information and communication technology help desk support position. Students learn the fundamentals of computer hardware and software, mobile devices, security and networking concepts, the responsibilities of the help desk technician and how to provide customer support.

Academic Requirements for Technical Certificate in Help Desk Technician, Information and Communication Technology

This certificate is based on the Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching series of courses and prepares students for the Cisco Certified Network Associate exam. The CCNA certification prepares students for any entry-level networking career. Additional classes cover computers, information security, convergent communications technologies, best practice customer relations and workplace behavior.

Academic Requirements for Technical Certificate in Network Technician, Information and Communication Technology

Career Opportunities

  • Help desk technician
  • Healthcare ICT technician
  • Computer systems technician
  • Networking systems technician
  • Convergent telecommunications technician
  • Networked technologies technician
  • Computer technician

Career Pathways

Career pathway programs prepare students for employment in industries while also providing a stepping stone to an associate degree, bachelor’s degree and beyond. Learn more about career pathways.

Career Pathways Certificate Length of Program
Help Desk Technician 2 semesters (21 credits)
Healthcare Information Technology 2 semesters (27 credits)

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