Computer Networking

Unleash your inner geek and earn a good living doing it. Learn to implement, configure, and troubleshoot basic networking hardware, protocols and services with emphasis on security. At the same time you'll be preparing to take your Network+ and A+ industry certifications!

The Computer Networking Program provides hardware and software knowledge along with networking administration, support, network topologies, protocol standards, network implementation, security, and troubleshooting skills. These essential skills prepare you 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, two important credentials for professionals in the network support and network security industries.

Computer Networking Program Flyer

 

2014-2015 Program Dates

Full-Time (M-Th, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

  • 6/1/2015 – Approximately February 2016

 

2015-2016 Program Dates

Part-Time (M-Th, either 7:30–11:30 a.m. or 12–4 p.m.)

  • 8/24/2015 – Approximately December 2016
  • 12/9/2015 – Approximately April 2017
  • 4/11/2016 – Approximately July 2017

Full-Time (M-Th, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

  • 8/24/2015 – 4/7/2016 (plus internship)
  • 10/13/2015 – 5/26/2016 (plus internship)
  • 12/9/2015 – 7/19/2016 (plus internship)
  • 2/11/2016 – Approximately October 2016
  • 4/1/2016 – Approximately December 2016
  • 5/31/2016 – Approximately February 2017

 

Program 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.

 

Earning Potential

Entry-level

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

Experienced

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

 

To what types of jobs do these skills apply?

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

 

What types of companies might hire me?

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