Computer Networking Technology at Iowa Central
Computer Networking Technology
Career Options / Computer Networking Technology

Computer Networking Technology Program

Opportunities are virtually endless when you have mastered technology. Are you looking for a training program that is in high demand and is expected to show continued growth in the future? Entry-level salaries in computer repair and networking jobs range from $25,000 to $40,000 a year. Job opportunities are growing dramatically with the expansion of Internet and global networking.

The Computer Networking Technology Program is designed to provide graduates with the necessary skills to succeed in the jobs of the future. Graduates are able to administer a local area network, install and troubleshoot communication hardware/software and integrate technologies that the business world demands. The program aims to prepare one to be involved in a complex telecommunications environment.

Another feature of the program is preparation for industry certifications. These certifications include Security+, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Security+, CCNA, Linux +.

Click here to see the Certifications that are worked toward preparing you for in the Computer Networking Technology Program

Students learn to set up the complete system that facilities information exchanges between networks. The program offers a theoretical and hands-on approach to networking. For every hour of theory, students get two hours of lab time. Students assist with on-campus networks working in the colleges on campus help desk and get practical experience in a student-run network in the technology lab. They install the network, run the cable, debug and maintain the system.

The program is available to students with varied backgrounds. Sign up now and get on the fast track to the many employment opportunities including design, configuration, installation and maintenance of networks in small and large companies.

Career Outlook

Computer Networking Technology Scholarship Opportunities

  • In addition to General, Foundation, and External Scholarship opportunities there are many other scholarships available for Computer Networking Technology students. Check out the links below and see what scholarships might be available for you!
  • Dale and Donna Decker Transportation Scholarship
    Awarded to students enrolled in the diesel, logistics, accounting, semi-truck driving, or CNT programs at Iowa Central. Satisfactory academic standing, good moral character, and financial need are all considered.
  • Program scholarships available

Course Schedule

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Potential Careers

  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators
  • Computer Network Administrator
  • Computer Systems Administrator
  • Systems Administrator
  • Network and Systems Administrator
  • IT Network Administrator
  • Network Administrator
  • Desktop Support Technician
  • Help Desk Support
  • Systems Network Administrator
  • IT Specialist

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Iowa Central is awesome. There are personable teachers, a large campus feel, excellent music and drama departments, and the college is generous with scholarships. I’ve had some of the best experiences of my life here.

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