Computer Networking Administration
Computer networking has revolutionized the way people work and connect, both at home and in the office. It has also generated demand for professionals who can create, maintain, and secure these networks, sometimes on a very large scale. These technology workers attend to the day-to-day operation and maintenance of a variety of computer-based systems. NWCCD’s Computer Networking Administration Associate of Applied Science program will prepare you for a career in this ever-evolving, fast-paced industry. This program is offered at Gillette College, Sheridan College and online.
NWCCD’s Associate of Applied Science in Computer Networking Administration program uses tools and techniques embraced by TestOut, CompTIA, Cisco, and Microsoft to prepare graduates to become valuable assets to any company or organization.
You will also have the opportunity for hands-on learning with state-of-the-art technology in NWCCD’s classrooms and labs.
- NWCCD’s Computer Networking Administration degree is also available online.
- Earn your degree while preparing for industry-standard certifications.
- Many local businesses offer internship opportunities for NWCCD’s goal-oriented students ready for real-world experience.
Technology is the driving force behind our modern world, and computers play a key role in the development of new technologies across the globe every day. Computer Networking Administrators are highly trained and specialize in the operation and maintenance of numerous computer-based systems, using keen analytical, communication, and problem-solving skills to address system issues and monitor networks. With the technology industry dominating the global market, demand is high for network administrators and similar positions. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median pay for computer network administrators is $82,050 a year.
Faculty and Community
At NWCCD, our instructors have worked as industry professionals in the IT field and bring their experience and expertise to help you learn the fundamentals of Computer Networking Administration. Students enjoy small class sizes, low instructor-to-student ratios and advanced technology-based classrooms and learning environments. Students also receive regular feedback and faculty assistance outside the classroom.
NWCCD has strong partnerships with local and regional businesses to offer internships to our students. We also have an advisory group of IT professionals across various industry segments who provide input on technology and skills needed to succeed in Computer Networking Administration.
Careers and Opportunities
Computer networking administrators maintain and audit network and computer safety; install, upgrade or patch hardware and software; and troubleshoot network communication issues. Industry professionals also specialize in monitoring computer network performance and train users to properly use technology. You can join a Computer Networking Administration-related field like:
- Computer Technician
- Help Desk Technician
- IT Support Specialist
- Tech Support Engineer
- Database Administrator
- Network Engineer
- Systems Administrator
- Network Architect
- Computer Systems Researcher
- Network Administrator
- Software Developer