The Information Technology-Network Specialist program prepares qualified individuals to administer, install, maintain and troubleshoot data and voice networks. The Network Specialist has a working knowledge of Local Area Networks (LANs); Wide Area Networks (WANs), and their interconnectivity to nodes, servers, and other end user devices in the enterprise network. Students receive hands-on training in network operating systems, user administration, network security, network design, and implementing voice over IP (VoIP). Instruction includes: managing Network Operating Systems (NOS) and client software, network security measures, user accounting, and monitoring network event logs for problem resolution. The program also prepares the graduates to test for the Cisco CCNA (Cisco Certified Networking Associate), the Cisco CCNA-Voice, the MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist): Windows Vista Configuration and Configuring Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, the CompTIA A+, and the CompTIA Network+ certifications, as well as CCNA Security.
Entry level positions can include:
With experience, networking specialist can find work as:
Upper Management positions can include:
Approximate program costs with starting salary (PDF, 88KB)
10-150-172 CCNA3&4: Switching and WAN Access must be completed within one (1) year of taking 10-150-170 CCNA1&2: Networking and Routing Basics.
We only transfer in equivalent college work if the grade is a C or better. (We do not transfer in C- graded course work).
Advanced Standing cannot exceed 50% of the required credits for the program.
IT Brochure (PDF)
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