Why the Networking Technology Program at UCM?
UCM offers networking technology students a hands-on opportunity to learn with state
of the art equipment under the supervision of experienced, innovative faculty. Additionally,
the networking technology program offers some courses online using Netlab, a virtual
hands-on learning system, which allows more flexibility for students.
Employment of network administrators is a constant industry need. According to the
Bureau of Labor Statistics, the nationwide median salary for network administrators
is $79,700, or $38.32 per hour.
CompTIA A+ Certified
Upon completion of the Networking Technologies’ computer technologies course, students
will be able to identify system requirements, understand how to set up a computer,
configure, install, upgrade operating systems, connect small home/office networks,
and troubleshoot common computer problems. This knowledge will prepare students for
the CompTIA A+ certification.
Cisco Certified Network Administrator
Upon completion of the first four Networking Technologies’ networking courses students
should be able to install, operate, configure, and verify basic IPv4 and IPv6 networks.
The students should be able to configure LAN switches and IP routers. Students should
have a basic understanding of security threats. All of this will prepare students
for the CCNA certification exam.
Microsoft Server Certifications
Upon completion of the Networking Technologies’ three server courses, students will
have learned the various server types, how to install them and in what situation to
apply them. Students will also have learned how to manage these systems and, in the
advanced courses, have simulated building large infrastructures. This will prepare
students for the Microsoft Certified Server Administrator (MCSA) certifications.
CompTIA Linux+ Certified
Upon completion of the Networking Technologies’ Linux course, students will have learned
the Linux Operating system and its different distributions. Linux is a growing solution
in the world of business and servers; knowledge of Linux is in high demand. The final
exam for this class is a Certification exam where students may walk out (upon receiving
a passing score) with a Comptia Linux+ Certification.
CCNA Security Certification
Upon completion of the Networking Technologies’ CCNA Security course, students should
have a working knowledge of network security principles, tools, and configurations.
Once students master these items they will be ready for the CCNA Security certification
What will I study?
- Cisco Information Technology Essentials (PC repair)
- Cisco Introduction to Networks
- Cisco Routing and Switching Essentials
- Cisco Scaling Networks
- Cisco Connecting Networks
- Cisco Network Security
- Cisco Network Design
- Converged Voice & Data (Voice over IP phones)
- Cisco Advanced Routing, Switching, and Troubleshooting
- Microsoft Network Servers & Infrastructure
What can I do with a degree in Networking Technology?
- IT Help Desk Services
- Network Administrator
- Network System Engineer
- Network Service Technician
- Network Programmer/Analyst
- Network/Information Systems Manager
- Network Security Engineer
- Network Security Manager
- Network Operations Specialist
- Server Administration and Management
How can I get involved outside the classroom?
- Delta Epsilon Iota
- Networking Technology student organization
- Association for Technology Management and Applied Engineers (ATMAE)
- Intern/Co-op opportunities
- Community Service
About our Faculty
The student to faculty ratio at UCM is 20 to 1, which allows professors to get to
know you and provide personalized attention.
Networking Technology classes are taught by knowledgeable, caring, and qualified faculty
members who believe in individualized attention for their students. Each faculty member
brings something different to the table. All faculty members maintain relationships
with alumni and industry associations to assist networking technology students with
internships and career opportunities.