Prepare for your career in computer networking

This degree prepares you for software and network support positions in the IT field. With this degree, you can enter the job market or pursue further study, including SPC’s bachelor’s degree in Technology Management. As part of the A.S. degree, you complete an internship, providing invaluable experience for your career. You'll also choose a subplan: network engineering (Cisco) or network administrator (Linux and Windows).

Industry Certifications

As part of your coursework, you may be eligible for the following industry certifications:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Linux+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Security
  • Cisco Certified Network Entry Technician (CCENT)
  • Microsoft Technology Associate Windows Server Administration Fundamentals

Continuing Your Education

Our degree has two areas of specialization: Network Engineering (Cisco) or Network Administrator (Linux or Windows). This degree transfers to our Technology Development and Management B.A.S. Degree.

technology Careers

Computer Networking specialists have become invaluable team members as businesses expand their use of networking to share resources and reduce expenses. Employment of network and computer systems administrators is expected to grow as organizations switch to newer, faster and more mobile networks.

Our program prepares you for entry-level work as:

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

COMPUTER SKILLS YOU WILL LEARN

Depending on your specialization, you will gain the following skills:

  • The fundamentals of networked environments and data communications
  • Computer hardware, software and router installation, troubleshooting and configuration
  • Network administration, management, security, troubleshooting and maintenance
  • The fundamentals of the Linux/Unix operating environments
  • Linux and Windows server administration
  • LAN switching and wireless design
  • WAN technology and protocols
  • Voice over IP

Computer Networking Associate in Science Curriculum

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