Computer Technology

Networking Technology

 

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GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION

 

Networking Technician

 

DEGREE & CERTIFICATE OPTIONS

 

City College currently offers a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree in Computer Systems Technology, an Associate of Science Plan of study in Networking and a one-year networking Certificate of Applied Science. Please speak to an advisor to help determine which program will help you meet your goals.

 

PLAN OF STUDY

TOOLS/SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

 

Before a student can be accepted into the Computer Systems Technology AAS degree program, competency in mathematics and computers must be demonstrated. This may be done by:

  • Passing the Math Placement Test
  • Transfer of appropriate credits
  • Current ACT/SAT scores in the required range
  • Taking the necessary prerequisite English, math, and/or computer classes identified in the catalog

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Technicians provide assistance and training to system users as well as administer the computer network.
  • Students learn techniques to investigate and resolve computer problems, both on a client computer and across an entire network.
  • Answer clients' inquiries concerning the use of computer hardware and software.
  • Troubleshoot and support corporate networks.
  • Networking, routing (Cisco Levels 1-8).
  • Applications (Microsoft Office).
  • Operating Systems (Windows Server).
  • Troubleshoot communications and connectivity issues.
  • Approximately 40% of the classes contain hands-on training to provide the student with real-world experience.
  • Prepare to take industry certification tests such as CCNA, CCNP, MCP, and MCSE.

 

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CAREER CLOSEUP

Job Outlook and Pay Info

 

Median Wage (MT)*

$54,853.33


 Median Wage (US)*

$70,870.00


 Average entry-level wage, COT grads (2006-2010)

$35,874.00


Expected growth (MT)*

(projection through 2016)

29%


  Expected growth (US)*

(projection through 2018)

31%


 *Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Employment Projections; MT Dept. of Labor and Industry, Research and Analysis Bureau

  

>  Graduate Placement Data

 

 

POTENTIAL JOB TITLE

 

Network Technician
(*SOC Code 15-1081.00)


*Standard Occupational Classification System

 

PROGRAM COST AND COMPLETION INFORMATION

  • Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents
  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events)
  • The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations)
  • The ability to see things in the mind's eye and understand a system's inner workings

PROGRAM COST AND COMPLETION INFORMATION


Program Completion information was not required for this program for the 2009-2010 academic year.