The Networking Technology curriculum prepares individuals for employment supporting network infrastructure environments. Students will learn how to use technologies to provide reliable transmission and delivery of data, voice, image, and video communications in business, industry, and education.
Course work includes design, installation, configuration, and management of network infrastructure technologies and network operating systems. Emphasis is placed on the implementation and management of network software and the implementation and management of hardware such as switches and routers.
Graduates may find employment in entry-level jobs as local area network managers, network operators, network analysts, and network technicians. Graduates may also be qualified to take certification examinations for various network industry certifications, depending on their local program.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate the proper use of terminology in relation to information technology.
- Identify legal, ethical, social, and security issues related to networking technology.
- Demonstrate the ability to install, manage, and maintain workstation and server operating system software.
- Demonstrate the ability to set up and install the hardware for a computer network.
- Recognize the network relationships between application design, database design, clients, and servers.
- Demonstrate the ability to apply systematic troubleshooting strategies to solve network problems in a switched network/router environment.
Gaston College Business and Information Technology Associate Degree Programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).