This program is great if you already have a college degree and are interested in changing into the networking field. It is also good if you are working in IT and wish to transition into the networking specialty. If you have any of the certifications this program prepares you for, you can get course credit for them.
Why study Computer Networking here?
Nashua Community College has a networking lab which contains Cisco routers and switches for student use. Each team of students works on their own pod of networking equipment for practical hands-on experience. The school is part of the Cisco Networking Academy program which gives us access to Cisco’s world-class networking classes.
People graduating from this program are prepared to take the following certifications:
- CompTIA A+
- CompTIA Linux+
- Cisco Certified Network
- Associate (CCNA)
Job titles that you might look for include:
- Network Specialist
- Network Technical Analyst
- Network Technician
- Systems Specialist
“Computer networking is a vibrant field with great chances for advancement. “
– Diane Fallier
Upon the completion of the degree in Computer Networking, graduates will be able to:
- Assemble the components of a PC and install one or more operating systems resulting in a functioning PC that is appropriate for a particular end user.
- Design a small or medium sized computer network including media types, end devices, and interconnecting devices that meets a customer’s specific needs.
- Perform basic configurations on routers and Ethernet switches.
- Perform basic tasks expected of a Network Administrator including management of user accounts, shared resources, and network security.
- Perform operational tasks within a Linux environment, such as the creation and management of files.
- Construct simple computer programs that accomplish a given task.
- Perform standard database management operations, such as query creation, query execution and output of results.
- Use the Internet effectively for learning and troubleshooting.
- Apply critical thinking skills to resolve troubleshooting issues.
- Communicate technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences in both written and oral form.
- Relate networking functions to the OSI model and the TCP/IP protocol stack.
- Participate effectively as a member of a team.
Median salary is $65,450.
Computer Architecture and Operating Systems
Switching, Routing, & Wireless Essentials
Enterprise Networking, Security and Automation
Administering Windows Servers