Build Your Future in Networking

The Networking Certificate is designed to prepare students for a career using computer networks in business. Students receive hands-on instruction on how to operate, install, configure, troubleshoot, upgrade, and maintain computer networks as well as basic network security. Computer networks are critical parts of almost every organization. Network and computer systems administrators are responsible for the day-to-day operation of these networks. They organize, install, and support an organization’s computer systems, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), network segments, intranets, and other data communication systems.

Upon completion of the program students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in one or more common business software programs.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of common computer technology related terms.
  • Demonstrate the ability to be effective communicators using common business communication tools.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of common Internet related technologies and software.

Degrees & Certificates

  • Apply online at fullcoll.edu
  • Apply for financial aid: fafsa.ed.gov
  • Take the online orientation
  • Take assessment exam
  • Meet with a Counselor
  • Update Personal info in My Gateway
  • Register for classes
  • Pay fees

Anna Carlin
714.992.7210
acarlin@fullcoll.edu

Gabriella Fernandez
714.992.7214
gfernandez@fullcoll.edu

Laura Melella
714.992.7219
lmelella@fullcoll.edu

Brian Roach
714.992.7209
broach@fullcoll.edu

Richard Smead
714.992.7207
rsmead@fullcoll.edu

Nora Spencer
714.992.7208
nspencer@fullcoll.edu

Jane Troop
714.992.7206
jtroop@fullcoll.edu

Nancy Woolridge
714.992.7224
nwoolridge@fullcoll.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

The cost is $46 per unit. Non-resident tuition: $258 per unit PLUS enrollment fees (Non-Resident Tuition includes $19.00 Capital Outlay fee per Ed Code 76141).

Costs may vary; please visit website for more information: http://admissions.fullcoll.edu/fees-refunds/.

Associate degree or certificate completion depends on program unit requirements and whether student is enrolled full-time or part-time.

For information on jobs in this industry sector and their median annual salaries visit: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/.

Average Salary: $42,250 – $121,810
• Information Analyst
• Information Systems Manager (IS Manager)
• Information Technology Specialist (IT Specialist)
• LAN Specialist (Local Area Network Specialist)
• Local Area Network Administrator (LAN Administrator) Network Administrator
• Network Coordinator
• Network Manager
• Network Specialist
• Systems Administrator

Employment of network and computer systems administrators is projected to grow 6 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Demand for information technology (IT) workers is high and should continue to grow as firms invest in newer, faster technology and mobile networks. Growth also is expected as the use of IT in healthcare increases. However, an increase in cloud computing could raise the productivity of network administrators, slowing their growth across many industries.

Employment of network administrators in the computer systems design and related services industry is projected to grow 20 percent from 2016 to 2026. The increasing adoption of cloud services by small and medium-sized businesses that do not have their own dedicated IT departments could increase the demand for network and computer systems administrators within this industry.

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Dale Craig

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Average Salary in this Field

$42,250 to

$121,810 Per Year

Careers in this Field

Information Analyst

Systems Administrator

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