Lincoln Tech's Computer Networking schools can prepare you to begin a technical career in Information Technology. The IT industry continues to prove that it is vital to the operation of local, national and global economies. As the hardware and software becomes faster, and transactional data continues to accumulate, the importance of having skilled technicians to maintain these systems will be crucial for society.
Professional Computer Networking Tracks Offered
Computer Networking Programs - Massachusetts, New Jersey and Rhode Island
The programs offered in Massachusetts, New Jersey and Rhode Island include coursework that will qualify you to sit for the IT Fundamentals, A+, and Net+ CompTIA certification exams. These programs differ slightly, in that the NJ programs offer a 90-hour professional internship as the final course, and the Massachusetts and Rhode Island programs offers a 180-hour professional externship. Regardless of which program you complete, you can become a highly competent computer networking technician, ready to enter the IT industry.
Computer and Network Support Technician – Pennsylvania
Our Associate Degree in Specialized Technology is available solely at our Allentown campus. This in-depth 62.5 credit hour program starts with the theory, design and operation of computer hardware and software as a stand-alone subject matter. Then, as the program progresses, this knowledge will be the basis on which you will build a serious knowledge base on how computers operate on local, wide-area and global networks. The real skill to achieve is being able to build and run a computer (and its network) so it can communicate with the world while protecting its data from unauthorized users as well as interacting with remote servers to obtain outside data.
Computer Networking is Challenging, Exciting and in Demand
As the training progresses, systematically building knowledge of the hardware and software systems of a laptop or desktop system is crucial as this knowledge allows students to understand how they will interact when connected to a network. For any person who enters the computer networking support field, there is great satisfaction in seeing a system that they either built or fixed operate correctly on a network.
The IT industry changes constantly. Staying ahead of the latest technological developments will be a career-long practice. Updates to software applications and the introduction of new technologies is crucial to improving computational power, database capacity and speed, while doing so with data security and privacy in mind. Without a doubt, the old saying that “better safe than sorry” will always apply to this field. Earning the skills that qualify you as a competent computer networking professional is an excellent way to join an industry that needs a steady supply of skilled personnel.
Programs vary by campus.
* Career growth projections can be found at careeronestop.org for the years 2016-2026. Ranks reflect comparisons among 48 continental U.S. states. Salary information is based on median salary information collected for the year 2017. Data is current as of September 30, 2018.
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Campuses that currently offer training in this program area are listed below, as well as links to exact program informational fact sheets: