School of Engineering and Computing

Computer Networking

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 wants 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 a subsequent course may be substituted with permission. 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. Use routing and switching concepts to solve computer networking problems
  2. Design and implement complex computer networks
  3. Administer systems to provide shared services, including those that employ UNIX-based operation systems

Curriculum Details

year
1

Job Projections

NATIONAL AVG.
4%
ALL OCCUPATIONS AVG
100%
That Translates Into

373,900

JOB OPENINGS BETWEEN 2019 - 2029

Projected Employment Growth for Network and Computer System Administrators, 2019-2029 (source: BLS)

Placement Rate

100%

VTC

vs

91%

NATIONAL

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