Program at a Glance

Program Type
2-year Associate Degree
Area of Study
Computer & Information Technology
Learning Options
100% online
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Become a Pro in Network Management

Be the first point of contact in your organization for network troubleshooting. Learn how to create and maintain secure network systems with this degree pathway.

Why Choose Germanna

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This program offers a series of lecture and laboratory courses from the Cisco Systems Networking Academy Program, which equips you with detailed instruction in network switching and routing, as well as prepares you for the Cisco Certified Network Associate. This program is also recognized by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency as a Center of Academic Excellence - Cyber Defense.

Careers in Networking

In-Demand Jobs:

  • Computer and Information Systems Managers: Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as electronic data processing, information systems, systems analysis, and computer programming.
  • Computer Network Architects: Design and implement computer and information networks. Perform network modeling, analysis, and planning, including analysis of capacity needs for network infrastructures.  
  • Database Administrators: Administer, test, and implement computer databases, applying knowledge of database management systems. 
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators: Install, configure, and maintain an organization's local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), data communications network, operating systems, and physical and virtual servers.

Salary Expectations

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What You'll Learn

In-Demand Skills:  

  • Analyzing network infrastructure
  • Configuring networks including LAN and WAN
  • Data skills
  • Defending systems
  • Maintaining and troubleshooting computer networks and information systems
Course Highlights
ITE 115: Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts
ITN 156: Basic Switching and Routing – CISCO
ITP 251: Systems Analysis and Design
ITN 261: Network Attacks, Computer Crimes and Hacking

Courses may vary from semester to semester. Please consult the college catalog for the most up-to-date information.

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