The Information Technology – Networking Degree prepares you to start or advance your IT career or to transfer seamlessly to a 4-year college. If you enjoy working with computers, earning an IT degree will help you turn that interest into a professional career. Alumni who specialized in Networking are employed in a wide range of jobs such as configuring and repairing PCs, providing technical support, or designing and administering networks.
Students take the following Cisco Networking courses:
- Introduction to Networks
- Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials
- Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation.
These courses prepare you to sit for the Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) exam. This industry certification is recognized around the world and employers seek out people who hold this certification for networking positions.
Through team projects, a required internship, and capstone activities, students find junior or entry-level positions such as:
- Network Administrator
- Applications Development Engineer
- Database Administrator
- Database Designer
- Web Programmer
- System Administrator
- Software Quality Assurance Engineer
- Technical Support Specialist
- Computer Support Consultant
- Help Desk Analyst
- Systems Analyst
Some graduates continue their formal education by pursuing a bachelor’s degree at another college. Others begin or continue their professional careers directly.
Earn your Industry recognized Certifications
Completing the Networking degree prepares you for the following certifications:
- CompTIA A+
- CompTIA Security +
- Cisco CCNA
- Red Hat Linux Certification
Information Technology – Networking Degree
|Course Number||Course Title||CL||LAB||CR|
|ENGL 120MC||Communication: Mindful||3||0||3|
|#||IST 103C||Programming with Raspberry Pi||2||2||3|
|#||IST 106C||IT Career Topics||1||0||1|
|#||IST 108C||Personal Computer Hardware and Software||2||2||3|
|PSYC 105C||Introduction to Psychology or|
|SOCI 105C||Introduction to Sociology||3||0||3|
|ENGL 101MC||English Composition: Mindful||4||0||4|
|#||IST 151C||Introduction to Networks||2||2||3|
|#||IST 170C||Introduction to Linux||2||2||3|
|MATH 120C||Quantitative Reasoning or higher level math course||4||0||4|
|XX xxxC||Science Elective*||3||2||4|
|ENGL 102MC||Introduction to Literature: Mindful||3||0||3|
|#||IST 153C||Routing and Switching Essentials||2||2||3|
|#||IST 280C||Windows Server Operating Systems||2||2||3|
|#||IST 293C||IT Career Development||1||2||2|
|#||IST xxxC||Information Technology Elective||2||2||3|
|ENGL 294MC||Communicating Mindfully Capstone||1||0||1|
|#||IST 251C||Scaling Networks||2||2||3|
|#||IST 253C||Connecting Networks||2||2||3|
|#||IST 263C||Network Security||2||2||3|
|#||IST 294C||Senior IT Internship||0||8||2|
|IST xxxC||Information Technology Elective||2||2||3|
|CL – Number of lecture/classroom hours per week for the course|
LAB – Number of simulation laboratory, laboratory or clinical hours per week for the course
CR – Number of credit hours for the course
Specific Admission Requirements
- Computer keyboarding skills are assumed.
All students are required to complete a senior internship in the area of their concentration and career goals. The internship provides real-life experience applying skills learned in the classroom. Employers work closely with the students and professors to ensure an environment that enhances each student’s education, provides experience and introduces the student to the IT business environment.
NHTI has developed excellent practicum opportunities for our students to foster hands-on learning while simultaneously receiving credit. Nonetheless, the college’s first priority must be to ensure that patients/clients/children/families are not placed in jeopardy by students during learning experiences. Therefore, students in internship, externship, practicum, service learning, and clinical experiences must demonstrate sufficient emotional stability to withstand the stresses, uncertainties and changing circumstances that characterize patient/client/child/family responsibilities. Furthermore, the student is expected to have the emotional stability required to exercise sound judgment, accept direction and guidance from a supervisor or faculty member, and establish rapport and maintain sensitive interpersonal relationships and confidentiality with employees, customers, and/or patients/clients/children and their families.