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Networking Technology BS

Connecting People, Places and Things

The Internet and networks have become an everyday aspect of all of our lives. We interact with and carry out daily routines for work, entertainment, and life in general by utilizing computers, networks, the Internet, and various forms of electronic devices. The Networking Technology program at the University of Central Missouri prepares you to develop, configure, maintain, and install networks and network-related hardware.




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.

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
  • Linux
  • 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 17 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.


Shawn Bentley
Program Coordinator
TRG 302E
Tel: (660)543-8734

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