Computer Networking

Start Date: 
August 27, 2018 12:00 am

Demand for information technology professionals is strong and growing. Jobs in computer networking are projected to grow as fast as average or faster, with earnings potential above average salaries. The work can be often found across industries and is needed in both small and large organizations. Employees with these skills are highly valued.

The Computer Networking certificate is for students who have already completed an associate degree or higher, who are seeking to expand their skill set to change or enhance their careers. This certificate offers a solid background in network design and administration for a student looking for a career in networking. Students completing the certificate in computer networking will be prepared to take the Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching exam.

Students earning this certificate can find work as a network engineer in an IT department in one of the many area companies in the region.

This certificate program is not a Title IV eligible educational program and does not qualify for federal financial aid.

These certificates are designed for the student who has already earned a degree from an accredited institution and would like to obtain higher-level skills. A student pursuing these certificates should have prior academic work or equivalent work experience.

To earn a certificate, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA for the entire certificate of at least 3.0. Courses in which the final grade is below a C don't count toward the certificate, but with permission from the host department, a subsequent course may be substituted. For a student with a particularly strong background, up to two courses may be waived with permission.

A student with a certificate in Computer Networking will be able to:

  1. Understand the design and implementation of computer networking
  2. Manage systems including UNIX-based computers
  3. Design and architect systems that utilize computer networking
  4. Demonstrate technical depth in an area approved by the Department Chair
  • Scholarships: While there are no program-specific scholarships available at this time, additional scholarships are available.  

News & Events

16Jan
Vermont Tech is pleased to announce the 2nd annual Choose Vermont Scholarship program has launched! The Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development, Vermont Student Assistance Corporation and 13 Vermont colleges and universities, including Vermont Tech, are partnering in the 2020 Choose... Read More
19Dec
Vermont Tech's Future is Strong, Says Moulton The Herald of Randolph by Zoe Newmarco Vermont Technical College President Pat Moulton’s goals for the Randolph Center campus raised eyebrows, when a WCAX report quoted her as planning to “shrink” VTC’s footprint in Randolph Center while... Read More
16Dec
On the heels of its national ranking in the 96th percentile for return on investment, Vermont Tech is pleased to announce that the Class of 2019 achieved a 99% placement rate as demonstrated in the 6-Month Outcomes Survey. The college ranks first in the state for return on investment, according... Read More

Faculty

  • Craig A. Damon

    Craig
    A.
    Damon
    Associate Professor & Department Co-Chair
  • Jean F. Hakim

    Jean Hakim, Associate Professor & Department Co-Chair
    Jean
    F.
    Hakim
    Associate Professor & Department Co-Chair

Associated Faculty & Staff

Get Started!

We would love to meet you and personally introduce you to the Vermont Tech community.

Curriculum Details

Year 2

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Year 3

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Year 4

Fall Semester

Spring Semester