Networking Technology (A25340)

Networking Technology

The Networking Technology curriculum prepares individuals for employment supporting network infrastructure environments.

Students will learn how to use technologies to provide reliable transmission and delivery of data, voice, image, and video communications in business, industry, and education.

Course work includes design, installation, configuration, and management of network infrastructure technologies and network operating systems. Emphasis is placed on the implementation and management of network software and the implementation and management of hardware such as switches and routers.

Degree Awarded
The Associate in Applied Science Degree - Network Technologies is awarded by the College upon completion of this program.

Career Opportunities
Graduates may find employment in entry-level jobs as local area network managers, network operators, network analysts, and network technicians. Graduates may also be qualified to take certification examinations for various network industry certifications, depending on their local program. Networking Technology is designed to prepare students for a variety of roles within the Network Infrastructure and broader IT fields. The US Department of Labor projects the Networking field will be the second fastest growing career area nationally between 2002 and 2012 and that over 100,000 jobs will be added in this field by 2012. Students receive significant hands on experience in the study of Network Infrastructure and System Administration. The primary emphasis will be the implementation of a secure, reliable and robust network infrastructure and directory service environment. The program leads to an AAS degree. The program centers on the following industry certifications: Microsoft MCSA, Cisco CCNA, Network+, Security+, A+, Linux+.

Admission
A high school diploma or equivalent (also available through CPCC) is required.
CPCC placement tests are required for English and mathematics. Advance studies in mathematics and English courses are available for students to build basic skills and knowledge.

A counseling/orientation appointment follows placement testing.
Many courses have prerequisites or corequisites; check the Course Descriptions section of the catalog for details.