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Computer Networking

Associate of Applied Science Degree/Certificate

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Five courses in this degree program are available online!

Click here to take a brief sample web course and learn more about web-based distance education.

Networking Certificate News!
*** Now only 30 hours ***
  • All hours count toward two- year AAS degree
  • A great way to start or add on to another degree!
  • See instructor for more information.

Overview of Computer Networking

This program leads to a two-year degree or Certificate in Computer Networking. The program focuses on client/server local area networks (LAN's) and consists of classes and labs covering the following: client operating systems, server operating systems, cabling, LAN design, networking protocols and internet working. See also Cisco Networking.

What do graduates of the program do?

The Associate of Applied Science degree (AAS) in Computer Networking uses a hands-on approach to teach the student to install, administer and maintain a client/server local area network. Students also study networking fundamentals, the UNIX operating system, network inter connectivity between a LAN and a WAN, and the Internet. Programming languages studied include: C, C++, and Java. Graduates work as network administrators or in some other job relating to the operation and maintenance of a network.

What is the job outlook for graduates?

Depends on the location you choose to work. Locations such as Dallas or Houston, employers prefer some work experience and certifications.
Computer Networking is expanding and changing drastically, there is high demand for people in the computer world.

What kind of salary can graduates expect locally and nationally?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national median salary for Computer Networking is $44,270. Local salaries vary.

How long does it take to complete the program?

This program requires 63 hours to complete, which consists of two-years (four-semesters) for the Associate of Arts degree.

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How do you get more information about Computer Networking program?
Feel free to contact the instructor by telephone or e-mail.

» Contact Information

Chris Marshall
Instructor, Computer Networking
Phone: (903) 983-8158
Location: Bonnie Porter Business Administration Building (BA)

Program qualifies for the Texas Two-Step Project.
Credits will apply towards a bachelor's degree.



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