IT - networking
North Central State College’s networking degree prepares students for a successful career in Information Technology (IT). Students learn how to create, administer, and secure servers and networking infrastructures while earning information technology certifications such as:
- Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2
- Administering Windows Server 2012 R2
Graduates of this program develop problem solving and communication skills necessary to function effectively with end-users and decision makers throughout all levels of the organization. Our graduates develop life-long learning skills—the key to success in the exciting and dynamic information technology field.
NCSC graduates are employed as data communications and help desk support specialists, network and computer technicians, and Windows and Linux server administrators supporting local and regional businesses, government agencies, and educational institutions.
The Associate of Applied Business degree is awarded for the completion of this program.
The computer industry is expected to remain one of the fastest growing areas of employment for the foreseeable future due to increasing dependence on data processing, networking, and web-based business applications that interface with main-frame systems. Upgrades to software and the increased use of wireless technology demand better network security.
Where You Could Go
NC State has over 40 agreements with four-year colleges and universities to provide a smooth transition for students would want to pursue a bachelor's degree. Through university partnerships, some four-year courses are also offered on the NC State campus or online,
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Occupations related to this degree:
Students earning an IT Networking Degree from NCSC are prepared to:
- Design, implement, and administer small and midsize business (SMB) networks.
- Install and administer SMB server and work-station operating systems (NOS/OS).
- Implement and administer SMB network security: identify and remediate threats and secure data and network communication confidentiality, integrity, and availability.
- Troubleshoot and remediate SMB computer and network hardware, software, and communications issues.
- Attain Cisco®, CompTIA®, Microsoft®, or VMware® certifications.
Courses Plan by Semester
Descriptions of Courses
*The North Central Region of Ohio includes these counties: Richland, Ashland, Crawford, Wayne, Holmes, Medina, Huron, Seneca, Wyandot, Marion, Morrow, Knox, and Delaware.