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.
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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.
Average Salary in this Field
$121,810 Per Year
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