Major ID: 037A
Program Start Dates: Fall, Spring, Summer
Networking Specialists can work in a wide variety of jobs. The work could include purchasing, installing, configuring, administrating and/or supporting. Some jobs in networking could include computer network support, user training, installing and maintaining local and/or wide area networks.
The student should have excellent communication and math skills. For the certificate programs, the student is expected to have prior microcomputer and/or networking experience. He/she should exhibit qualities of patience, perseverance and preciseness and be a logical thinker. The student should enjoy working in a team environment and be able to work independently.
With almost every size company connected to some type of network, the jobs in networking have become the fastest growing jobs in the computer field. With companies networking to share resources and reduce expenses the networking specialist is an invaluable part of the new company structure. There is a wide variety of jobs in networking including installation, maintenance, training, managing and user support.
Graduates find excellent opportunities as Network Administrators, Network Support, and Certified Network Engineers in business, manufacturing, government and education. Jobs for Networking Specialists for all types of installations are found throughout the country with opportunities for excellent earnings and rapid advancement. Jobs include the following:
- Networking Engineer
- Network Help Desk Support
- Data Communications Specialist
- PC Network Administrator
- Information Specialist
- WAN Manager Network Administrator
- LAN Specialist
- Telecommunications Specialist
- Certified Network Engineer
- LAN Manager
- Design, construct and maintain computer networks.
- Install, configure and maintain workstation and server based operating systems.
- Explain the OSI model.
- Develop programs and scripts needed to support network administration.
- Troubleshoot hardware and software problems in a network environment.
Saint Paul College has transfer agreements & partnerships between many post-secondary institutions. For more information please go to saintpaul.edu/Transfer.
Some day and evening class availability. Students may attend full time or part time.