COMPUTER NETWORKING TECHNICIAN
Prepare for a successful career in computer networking and IT support during Dunwoody’s evening associate’s degree program. Learn computer logic, security procedures, basic programming, and everyday maintenance for Microsoft computers and applications. In two years, you will be ready to work for a wide array of businesses and organizations. A one-year certificate option is also available.
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Experience Computer Networking at Dunwoody
While at Dunwoody, you will study data communications; client and server operating systems (such as Microsoft Windows and Linux); virtualization technologies; networking technologies (including wireless networks and Cisco©); and IT security issues. By the end of your two years, you will be able to provide actual technical solutions to all kinds of business operating needs.
Career-based courses like:
- Computer Systems
- Network Fundamentals
- Server Systems
- Routing & Switching
- Enterprise Application Administration
- Open Source Software
… are combined with technical writing, communication and math courses designed specifically for computer students.
Additional benefits of Dunwoody’s Computer Networking Technician program include:
- Ongoing integration of cutting-edge technologies into the program, keeping you up-to-date and ahead of the curve.
- Training on troubleshooting and maintaining Local Area Networks (LANs), Wide Area Networks (WANs), and internet connections.
- Numerous hands-on projects using both virtualization technologies and real-world industry grade equipment.
- Student clubs like Dunwoody’s Gaming Community and Open Source Group, which serve as fun and valuable extracurricular activities.
- Access to several computer labs, including a rack server lab, Cloud/Virtualizaion lab, networking lab, and computer hardware lab (with more than 20 computers for disassembly and reassembly)
- Training on equipment, tools, and software that includes virtualization software, network switches and routers, network test equipment, rack server systems, wireless networking and VOIP equipment, and both midgrade commercial and high-end desktop computers. All students lease a laptop that runs Windows and is capable of virtualizing multiple instances of Linux operation systems.
Graduates earn an Associate of Applied Science degree. The program takes two years (four semesters) to complete. Classes within this program are offered during the evening. You can also go on to earn a bachelor’s completion degree in Computer Systems Analysis.
A shorter certificate option is also available.
COMMON JOB TITLES
Possible job titles upon graduation include:
-Computer Support Technician
-Client Device Analyst
-Information Security Engineer
Companies that hire our graduates include:
-Architecture Technology Corporation
-M.A. Mortenson Company
-Open Systems Technologies
-Dunwoody College of Technology