Network Technology

In today’s high-tech environment, everything is networked! Following the CompTIA Network + Certification model, students learn the features and functions of networking components including how to install, configure and troubleshoot basic networking hardware, protocols, and services.

Fundamental topics to be covered include: The Foundations of Networking, the OSI/802 Model, Network Design, Network Cabling, Wireless Communication, TCP/IP, WAN Devices, Security Issues and Disaster Recovery Training. The goal is for students to seek Network+ certification after completion of the course. Students who successfully complete the program may receive up to four college credits awarded by accredited colleges or technical schools.

Program Specifics

Two Year Half-Day Program
Year One: 8:05 A.M.-10:40 A.M. (36 weeks // 3 credits)
Year Two: 11:35 A.M.-2:10 P.M. (36 weeks // 3 credits)

CIP Code
11.0901

Instructor
Mr. Randy Sutton

Program Costs
Students are required to purchase the following at an estimated cost of $90:

  • Uniforms
  • Assignment Notebook

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Student Certifications

NOCTI

National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) provides industry-based credentials and partner industry certifications for students enrolled in career and technical education programs.

CompTIA A+ Certification

CompTIA A+ certifies the competency of entry-level to expert-level PC services including professional installation, maintenance, customization, and operating personal computers.

Internet & Computing Core Certification

Students with the Internet and Computing Core (IC3) certification possess the validated skills and knowledge required for basic use of computer hardware, software, networks, and the internet.

CompTIA Network+ Certification

CompTIA Network+ is a certification trusted around the world that validates the essential knowledge and skills needed to confidently design, configure, manage and troubleshoot any wired or wireless networks.

College Articulation and Credits

College Credit Opportunities

Berks Technical Institute
Harrisburg Area Community College
ITT Technical Institute

Articulations

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Career Opportunities

Completion of this course will prepare students for entry-level jobs in computer networking or give them a boost as they continue their education while pursuing a career as a network administration, network support technician, network administrator or network analyst.

CAREER PATHS

  • Network Support Specialist
  • Network Salesperson
  • Network Technician
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Engineer
  • Network Systems Analyst
  • Computer Repair Technician
  • Computer Service Technician
  • Computer Support Specialists

GRADUATES EMPLOYED BY:

  • Lebanon County Career and Technology Center
  • Army National Guard
  • Annville-Cleona School District
  • Weaber Sawmill

Salary Ranges

PositionPA Projected Employment Growth 2014-2024 Entry SalaryAvg PA SalaryExperienced Salary
Network Administrator*6%$51,600$76,400$88,800
Network Systems Analyst*17%$96,640$145,590$170,060
Computer Support Specialist12%$33,460$50,990$59,750
Network Support Specialist6%$41,440$64,050$75,350
*Additional post-secondary education may be required.