Networking Technology

  • Associate in Applied Science (AAS), Diploma, Certificate
  • Diplomas – MCITP-EA, Networking Security
  • Certificates – Cisco Networking Associate, Linux RHCE, Linux RHCT, MCITP-SA
  • AAS Program: 5 semesters, including 1 summer term
  • Diploma and Evening Program: 4 semesters

Career Description

Networking professionals design, install, and support local and wide area computer networks. They work in a variety of environments including the public and private sectors, small businesses, large industries, and governments.

Careers Available

Network administrator, systems administrator, local area network managers, network operators, network analysts, network technicians or any other agency in which there is a need for individuals to interact with clientele.

Entry-Level Salary

$43,000 – $51,000/yr. Depends on skills, education, experience, and geographic location.

Course of Study

Course work includes design, installation, configuration, and management of network infrastructure technologies and network operating systems. Emphasis is placed on implementation and management of network software and the implementation and management of hardware such as switches and routers.

Recommended Courses and Skills

Computer experience and knowledge of commonly used software applications.

Helpful Personal Attributes

Good people skills, initiative and problem solving skills, self-starter, enjoy challenges.

Program Contact

If you would like additional information about the Networking Technologies Program, contact Carol Parker, Program Coordinator, at 336.734.7387 or cparker@forsythtech.edu.