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Start Your Career as a Computer Networking Technician or Administrator

About the Program

This instructional program will provide students with the required skills and expertise to be employable in the field of computer networking as computer networking technicians and/or network administrators.

The required skill and expertise will be provided through course work in the design, telecommunications, installation, maintenance, network administration of client/server systems, and operation of computer networks.

In addition, the Computer Networking Technology Concentration program offers an additional concentration in Gaming. Computer Networking Surveillance Technology Gaming Concentration

Salary Range

Salary Range In Mississippi, the median salary is $46,080. Nationally, the income range is $31,760 – $53,240.

Degree Options and Requirements

This program leads to an Associate of Applied Science Degree and is preparatory for employment upon graduation from MGCCC. Where a transfer to a senior college or university is desired, a conference should be scheduled with a community college advisor for advisement.

All students completing a career or technical program must complete either the MS-CPAS (Mississippi Career Planning and Assessment System) or an MGCCC Board- approved Technical Attainment Assessment where applicable.

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Computer Networking Technology Coursework

For class times, visit the MGCCC class schedules.

Computer Networking Technology Certificate

Semester One

Course Credit(s)
IST 1124 - IT Foundations 4
IST 1134 - CCNA 1: Intro to Networks 4
IST 1244 - Network Administration Using Microsoft Windows Server 4
IST 1624 - Network Security Fundamentals 4

Semester Two

Course Credit(s)
IST 1113 - Fundamentals of Information Technology 3
IST 1213 - Client Installation and Configuration 3
IST 1224 - CCNA 2: Routing and Switching Essentials 4
IST 1433 - Web Development Using HTML & CSS 3
IST 1723 - Programming in Python 3
IST 1453 - Principles of Mobile App Development 3
IST 1483 - Fundamentals of Virtualization 3

Total Credits: 32

Computer Networking Technology Diploma

Semester Three

Course Credit(s)
IST 2224 - CCNA 3: Scaling Networks 4
IST 2234 - CCNA 4: Connecting Networks 4
IST 1254 - Network Administration Using Linux 4
IST 2464 - PowerShell Programming 4

Total Credits: 16

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Semester Four

Course Credit(s)
ENG 1113 / 1114 English Composition I or ENG 1033 Technical English 3/4
SPT 1113 - Public Speaking I 3
Math/Natural Science Elective 3/4**
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3

Total Credits: 15/17


Please refer to “The Credit by Non-Traditional Means” section of this catalog regarding stipulations for receiving articulated credit.

* MAT 1033, MAT 1313 or higher or any laboratory science.

Contact Us

For information on how to become a student at MGCCC, orientation, registration, and our programs, please call (228) 896-2536 or email