Do you enjoy working in the field of information technology, but want an opportunity to advance in your position? Computer networks are a critical part of almost every organization. Network and computer systems administrators are responsible for the day-to-day operation of these networks.
Our Computer Networking Technology certificate can offer a direct path to a rewarding job in this in-demand field.
What can I do with this in the workforce?
This certificate is designed for individuals who are currently working in the field of information technology and wish to advance.
Computer networking is a broad field that covers a wide range of jobs. After graduating from our certificate, you can work as a:
You are responsible for organizing, installing and supporting an organization’s computer systems, which includes Local Area Networks (LANs), Wide Area Networks (WANs), network segments, intranets and other data communication systems.
Our Computer Networking Technology certificate may be an ideal fit if you have:
What is the average salary?
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What is HACC’s program like?
You will be trained to design, install, configure, troubleshoot and maintain networks. If you’re just beginning in the industry, you’ll learn the foundations you need to begin working in an entry-level position. If you're currently working in the field and wish to advance, this program will help you accomplish your goals.
This program is neutral to vendors and is coordinated with the national standards from the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA).
During the program, you’ll study:
You also will have the opportunity to take elective courses to learn about specialized topics. These include Cisco routing and switching, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), wireless networking administration and virtualization and cloud computing.
After completing our certificate, you’ll be able to:
Federal regulations require the College to disclose specific gainful employment information about this program. This link will provide you with information on completion rates and placement, program costs and median loan debt.
What classes will I take?
Can I transfer my credits to a four-year college or university?
The certificate is designed to guide the person into the workforce. However, if you’re interested in continuing your education, we will work with you to help you pursue your associate degree in computer networking technology. From there, credits earned from your associate degree will transfer to a four-year college or university.
Where can I complete this program?
Does HACC offer scholarships?
Yes! Thanks to the HACC Foundation, you can offset the cost of your education through approximately 200 scholarship offerings. Before submitting your application, visit hacc.edu/scholarships to learn more.
When can I apply?
We offer classes in the spring, summer and fall. We invite you to apply anytime online. When you submit your application, please include program code 4230 to ensure you apply to the correct program.
How can I learn more?
If you’re interested in advancing your career in computer network technology, we can help you. Please contact an admissions counselor or department chair Kelley Engle to ask questions or discuss steps to apply.