Computer Networking Technology

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CIP Code: 11.0901

Instructor: Mr. Bridgehouse






Program Overview

The Computer Networking program centers on networks and the computer devices that comprise a typical network. This includes building, maintaining, and supporting computer network systems. Completion of this program provides the foundation for beginning a career in Information Technology (IT). With a solid understanding of network fundamentals, a variety of careers related to information technology are possible. These careers include desktop support, network engineering and administration, computer forensics, and IT security.

Industry certifications align with CompTIA including A+, Network+ and Security+. Students have the opportunity to pursue Microsoft Technology Associate Certifications including Windows Operating System Fundamentals, Networking Fundamentals, and Security Fundamentals. Other Industry Certifications to pursue include Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA).

Final two (2) years of this program align with the Harrisburg Area Community College’s Computer Networking Technology Associate Degree program. Students may have the opportunity to earn upwards of 20+ college credits towards their Associate degrees.

Is this Career Right For You?

  • Do you have the ability and interest to work with technology?
  • Are you logical and curious about computers?
  • Are you organized and attentive to details?
  • Do you have an interest in developing, installing and maintaining computer networks?

Inside the Industry

OCCUPATIONLOCAL WAGE
Information Security Analysis $103,350
Network & Computer Systems Administrator $87,520
Computer Network Architects $115,180
Computer Network Specialist $65,730
Computer Data Cabling Installer $32,822 - $61,590

  

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Competencies

 Possible Careers 

  • Network & Related Careers:
    • Network Administrator
    • Helpdesk Technician
    • IT Security Specialist
    • Data Cable Technician
  • A+ Related Careers:
    • IT Support Specialist
    • Helpdesk Technician
    • Desktop Support Specialist
    • PC & Hardware Repair
    • Field Service Technician

 Potential Certifications 

  • OSHA-10
  • Employability: Interviewing Skills
  • TestOut IT Fundamentals Pro
  • TestOut Client Pro
  • CompTIA IT Fundamentals
  • TestOut PC Pro
  • CompTIA A+
  • TestOut Network Pro
  • CompTIA Network+
  • TestOut Security Pro
  • CompTIA Security+
  • Cisco Certified Entry Network Associate (CCNA)
  • Network Cabling Installer

 Statewide Articulation Agreements