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IT networking

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:

  • Microsoft
    • Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2
    • Administering Windows Server 2012 R2
  • VMware
    • VCA-DCV
  • CompTIA
    • A+
    • Linux+
    • Security+

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.

Job Demand

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,

North Central State College has articulation agreements specifically for Information Technology Students with Western Governors' University, DeVry UniversityFranklin University, and Herzing University.

 

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Program Outcomes

Students earning an IT Networking Degree from NCSC are prepared to: 

  1. Design, implement, and administer small and midsize business (SMB) networks.
  2. Install and administer SMB server and work-station operating systems (NOS/OS).
  3. Implement and administer SMB network security: identify and remediate threats and secure data and network communication confidentiality, integrity, and availability.
  4. Troubleshoot and remediate SMB computer and network hardware, software, and communications issues.
  5. Attain Cisco®, CompTIA®, Microsoft®, or  VMware® certifications.

 

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Local Job Openings
Data provided by our Career Coach website. Percentage reflects the predicted job openings over the next 5 years in the North Central Region* of Ohio.

 

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Salary Range
Data provided by our Career Coach website. Salary range is calculated for the North Central Region* of Ohio and includes jobs that may require a bachelor's degree.

 

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CompTIA Authorized Academy Cisco Networking Academy
VMware IT Academy
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Students enrolled in this program may be eligible for Choose Ohio First scholarships, which encourage the study of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEM+M).  Students may be eligible to receive up to $3,000 per year in scholarship funding including lab fees and books. Contact the Financial Aid office at 419-755-4899 for more information.

 

*The North Central Region of Ohio includes these counties: Richland, Ashland, Crawford, Wayne, Holmes, Medina, Huron, Seneca, Wyandot, Marion, Morrow, Knox, and Delaware.

 

 
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