B&SC Code: NETW
CIP Code: 11.1002
New York Hegis Code: 5199
Available online in all states
The associate degree in Networking Technology offers students a foundation of classwork and hands-on experiences with network systems commonly found in business and industry. Students will evaluate how information systems support organizational success. Networking students will then move on to analyze the technologies comprising network infrastructures to allow for successful transfer and use of mission-critical information. Networking technology students will learn how to install, configure, secure, administer, and troubleshoot network components like routers and switches in LANs, WANs, and wireless network environments.
Graduates of this degree plan will achieve the following program and institutional outcomes:
- Effectively communicate with end users, managers, and peers of a technical and non-technical nature.
- Design and administer networks through installing, configuring, troubleshooting, and securing network hardware and software components.
- Use information technology to apply logical, legal, and ethical principles in performing industry related tasks or projects in a global systems environment.
- Demonstrate the ability to translate technical information into business language to meet organizational needs.
- Research, identify, evaluate, recommend, and specify components of complete systems relative to hardware/software needs of an enterprise.
- Utilize appropriate current technology and resources to locate and evaluate information needed to accomplish a goal, and then communicate findings in visual, written and/or oral formats.
- Transfer knowledge, skills, and behaviors acquired through formal and informal learning and life experiences to new situations.
- Employ strategies for reflection on learning and practice in order to adjust learning processes for continual improvement.
- Follow established methods of inquiry and mathematical reasoning to form conclusions and make decisions.
- Participate in social, academic, and professional communities for individual growth and to function as a citizen of a multicultural world.