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Digital communication is one of the backbones of modern society. You can be one of the professionals who makes sure information is accessible and secure with a degree or certificate in computer networking from Collin College.

Collin College’s computer networking program prepares graduates to design and install secure network systems based on customer requirements, monitor and maintain network traffic and security, and maintain network hardware and software. Courses and hands-on labs will prepare you for a variety of Cisco, Microsoft and CompTIA certification examinations.

The computer networking program offers four study tracks: infrastructure, systems, integrated networking technologies, and wireless. The infrastructure track will prepare you to design and install secure network systems with a focus on managing network devices. The systems track shifts the focus to managing servers. The integrated network technologies track focuses on networking in cloud, storage and virtualization networking technologies. The wireless track focuses on designing and administering wireless networks.

The Computer Networking – Infrastructure track prepares graduates to design and install secure network systems with a focus on managing network devices.  Courses and hands-on labs in this track specifically prepare students for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) professional certification exams.

The Computer Networking – Systems track prepares graduates to design and secure network systems with a focus on managing servers. Courses and hands-on labs in this track prepare students for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate – Server 2016, and the Cisco Certified Entry-level Technician (CCENT).

The Computer Networking – Integrated Networking Technologies track prepares graduates to design and secure network systems with a focus on cloud computing, storage and virtualization networking technologies. Courses and hands-on labs in this track prepare students for the broad spectrum of networking technologies and help ready them for the Cisco Certified Entry-level Technician (CCENT), as well as Information Storage Management (EMC), and VmWare vSphere certification among others.

The Computer Networking – Wireless track will prepare you to design and administer wireless networks. These skills with WLAN and IoT are highly needed in the industry. Courses and hands-on labs in this track prepare students for essential certifications.

Students planning to transfer to a college or university should check with a Collin College academic advisor prior to beginning the program.


Program Options

AAS – Computer Networking – Integrated Networking Technologies Track

AAS – Computer Networking - Infrastructure Track (Routing and Switching)

AAS – Computer Networking – Systems Track

AAS – Computer Networking - Wireless Track

Occupational Skills Award (OSA) – Entry-Level Network Support
(Shared by all tracks)

 

Integrated Networking Technologies Track

Certificate Level 1 – Integrated Networking Cloud Technician

Certificate Level 1 – Integrated Networking Virtualization and Storage Technician

Certificate Level 2 – Integrated Networking Administrator

Certificate Level 3 – ESC – Networking Systems Professional (CCNP)
(Shared by Integrated Networking Technologies and Systems Tracks)

 

Infrastructure Track

Certificate Level 1 – Infrastructure Technician (CCNA)

Certificate Level 1 – Wireless Infrastructure Technician

Certificate Level 2 – Infrastructure Administrator

 

Systems Track

Certificate Level 1 – Systems Software Technician

Certificate Level 1 – Systems Technician

Certificate Level 2 – Systems Administrator

Certificate Level 3 – ESC – Networking Systems Professional (CCNP)
(Shared by Integrated Networking Technologies and Systems Tracks)

 

Wireless Track

Certificate Level 1 – Aruba

Certificate Level 1 – Computer Wireless Network

Department Website

https://www.collin.edu/department/computernetworking/

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