Computer Networking

Associate of Applied Science in Computer Network Administration 

 

Computer Networking AAS Guidesheet Computer Networking Certificate Guidesheet

What is Computer Networking?

Computer networking is the process of connecting computers in order to share information and resources. The shared resources include computers, printers, and data files. IVCC’s Computer Networking program offers a hands-on approach to learning. Students work with state-of-the art technology in labs that are an integral part of their classes. During these classes, students act as network administrators for their own company. In the final semester, students complete an internship that allows them to work in area businesses gaining real world experience in the networking field.

Multiple Program Options

 

Students can earn either a Computer Network Administration AAS degree or a Certificate in Computer Networking. These instructional programs prepare students to evaluate and resolve business data system hardware and software communication requirements.

Hands on Training and Experience

Courses in the Computer Networking program are offered in a face-to-face, online and blended format to meet the needs of our traditional and adult student populations. In the final semester of the program students participate in an internship that allows them to work in area businesses gaining real world experience in the networking field. Students experience small class sizes taught by dedicated instructors who provide both mentoring and advising

Affordability

IVCC tuition is just one-third to one-fourth the cost of state universities and far below most private institutions. An approximation of tuition and fees and cost comparison can be found on the IVCC website at www.ivcc.edu/payment and at www.ivcc.edu/save. Many scholarship opportunities are available through the IVCC Foundation at www.ivcc.edu/foundation and Financial Aid is available for those who qualify at www.ivcc.edu/financialaid.

Career Options

Computer Repair Technician, Help Desk/Tech Support, Desktop Support Analyst, Network Administrator, Technical Support Manager

 

Program Coordinator

 

 

Gina Elias

Networking Program Coordinator
Office: CTC 231F
(815) 224-0329
Gina_Elias@ivcc.edu