Information Technology - Networking
By maintaining network hardware and software, analyzing problems, and monitoring network resources; they ensure computer systems availability and reliability to the users. They work closely with their customers as they design and optimize the network systems. Network security is also their responsibility.
Clinton Community College is a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Local Academy, and offers an AAS degree in Computer Networking as well as short-term certificates in: CCNA, A+ Preparation and Network+ Preparation.
Muscatine Community College is a CCNA Local Academy and offers an AAS degree in Information Technology with a Computer Networking or Computer Programming concentration. Certificate programs are available in CCNA, Web Design, and Helpdesk. High school students can take college level computer courses and earn college credit towards their AAS degree.
Scott Community College offers AAS Degrees in Computer Programming and Computer Networking as well as the
Cisco CCNA and Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certificate programs and
a certificate in Web Design.
Consulting opportunities shoul d also continue to grow as businesses increasingly need help managing, upgrading, and customizing more complex computer systems. Wireless security and forensics are becoming "hot topics" in the job outlook.
Median annual earning for Networking/Computer Support Specialists, with less than one year experience, were $46,260 in 2010.
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