Want to keep the world wired, wireless, and connected? Connect with us and learn how to build, troubleshoot and repair complex LANs and WANs in all types of organizations. Network management is a fascinating and challenging career. Almost every type of computer related job requires networking skills. Almost all computing devices, such as cell phones, tablets, laptops, servers, game consoles, etc., require connectivity. Networking is what connects the entire world.
Students get hands-on experience with technologies such as wireless controllers, thin access points, firewall appliances, Linux, VMware, cloud computing, and cloud storage. Nearly all companies use computer technology of some sort. Nearly all companies use technology that must communicate with other technologies. These technologies require skilled technicians to create IT network infrastructures, manage network components, and troubleshooting network components. This means nearly every organization is a potential source of employment for graduates with this degree.
Students will need access to a computer to complete work outside the classroom. In addition to textbooks, students will be required to provide their own portable storage media for most classes.
Employment: You will be prepared for employment in entry-level jobs as local area network managers, network operators, network analysts, and network technicians. Networking is one of the top jobs with the most growth worldwide.
Salary: The national average salary for IT infrastructure professionals is $85,893.
Tuition for students taking fewer than 16 semester hours is $76.00 per semester hour for in-state students and $268.00 per semester hour for out-of-state students. Students enrolled for six or more semester hours credit will be charged a $30 student activity fee and a $16 technology fee; those enrolled for less than six semester hours will be charged a $15 student activity fee and an $8 technology fee. No student activity will be charged during the Summer Term.