Computer Networking

Prepares students to take the A+ and Network+ service technician certification exams. Provides the hardware and software knowledge along with networking administration, support, network topologies, protocol standards, network implementation, security, and troubleshooting skills essential for employment as a network technician, LAN support technician, LAN Administrators, Information Technology Support Technician, Microcomputer Support Specialists, Technical Support Analyst, or Network Engineer. Included in this program is preparation for the Network+ and Security+ certifications. These certifications are a standard for professionals in the network support and network security industries.

Why consider becoming a computer network technician?

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Enter into an IT career as a Network Technician, IT Support Technician, or Network Administrator after course completion

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Learn to implement, configure, and troubleshoot basic networking hardware, protocols and services with emphasis on security

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Be prepared to take your Network + and A+ industry certifications

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Earn salaries of $38,800 - $78,000 per year depending on experience

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Flexible program structure allows you to take individual courses or complete the entire program

What is the average pay for computer network technician jobs?

Entry-level

  • Hourly Pay = $24.31
  • Annual Salary = $50,574

Experienced

  • Hourly Pay = $43.55
  • Annual Salary = $90,581

What types of jobs can I choose?

  • Computer software trainer
  • Information technology support technician
  • LAN administrator
  • Microcomputer support specialist
  • Network technician
  • Technical support analyst

What types of companies can I work for?

  • Banks
  • Communication industries
  • Credit unions
  • Government agencies (local, state, federal)
  • Hospitals
  • Large corporations
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Schools
  • Small businesses
  • Staffing agencies

 

Program Details

2014 - 2015 Program Dates:

  • Part-Time (a.m. or p.m.):
    • 8/25/2014 – Approximately December 2015
    • 12/8/2014 – Approximately April 2016
    • 4/8/2015 – Approximately July 2016
  • Full-Time (a.m. and p.m.):
    • 8/25/2014 – 4/7/2015 (plus internship)
    • 10/14/2014 – 5/28/2015 (plus internship)
    • 12/8/2014 – 7/16/2015 (plus internship)
    • 2/10/2015 – Approximately October 2015
    • 4/8/2015 – Approximately December 2015
    • 6/1/2015 – Approximately February 2016

Class Hours:

  • Full-Time: M-Th, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Part-Time:
    • AM: M-Th, 7:30 - 11:30 a.m.
    • PM: M-Th, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Cost

  • Qualified Federal Financial Aid Program
  • Total Contact Hours: 877.50
  • Total Credit Hours: 46.00
  • Estimated Program Cost: $4,876.00 plus books and materials
  • The estimated costs are for reference only. Exact prices will be assigned during the registration process.

 

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