The Networking Technology curriculum prepares individuals for employment supporting local- and wide-area networks. Students will learn how to use technologies to provide for data, voice, image and video communications in business, industry and education.
Course work includes design, installation, configuration and management of local- and wide-area network hardware and software. Emphasis is placed on developing proficiency in the use of network management software and the use of hardware such as switches and routers.
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 products, depending on their local program.
This certificate is designed to prepare students for the CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA) examination. Topics include network topologies and design, router configuration and protocols, switching theory, virtual LANS and threaded case studies.
Upon completion of the four-course sequence, students will have the expertise they need to pass the test required to achieve CCNA status. Completion of NET 110 or CTI-120 or its equivalent is required to begin this program.
The Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certificate provides the student with advanced skills in LAN/WAN networking technologies with an emphasis on CISCO methodology. These courses will provide an in-depth study of theory, as well as practical hands-on lab activities to prepare the student for the CCNP certification objectives. Topics include routing protocols, switching technology, remote access setup and maintenance, building multi-layer networks and networking troubleshooting.
This certificate is designed to give students a solid foundation in cellular and wireless network technologies. These courses will provide an in-depth study of theory, as well as practical hands-on lab activities to prepare the student for the CCNA, CWSA and CWNA certification objectives. The CWNA and CWSA certifications will be administered as the final exam for each course.