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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: Computer Networking Surveillance Technology Gaming Concentration

The Computer Networking Technology: Internet of Things Option is a sequence of classes, resulting in a certificate, that can be added on to other programs. Students will be prepared to work on operational and informational systems. Students will identify standard business processes and security concerns when implementing IoT solutions, learn to install and configure various IoT devices and sensors to be used in both smart homes and commercial settings, develop and create working prototypes of IoT devices, and develop an IoT system.

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 four-year college or university is desired, a conference should be scheduled with a MGCCC advisor.

All students completing a career or technical program must complete a MGCCC Board- approved Technical Skills Attainment where applicable. Students should see an advisor for further details.

All students completing the Computer Networking Technology Program MUST take the CIW Network Technology Associate (NTA) certification exam after 30 hours of credit AND the Cisco Certified Technician Routing and Switching (CCT-RSTECH) certification exam after 45 hours of credit. Students should see an advisor for further details.

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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 1213 - Client Installation and Configuration 3
IST 1484 - Fundamentals of Virtualization 4

Semester Two

Course Credit(s)
IST 1224 - CCNA 2: Routing and Switching Essentials 4
IST 1244 - Network Administration Using Microsoft Windows Server 4
IST 1253 - Network Administration Using Linux 3
IST 1624 - Network Security Fundamentals 4
IST 1433 - Web Development Using HTML & CSS 3
IST 1723 - Programming in Python 3
IST 1453 - iOS App Development 3
IST 2464 - PowerShell Programming 4

Total Credits: 30/31

Computer Networking Technology Diploma

Semester Three

Course Credit(s)
IST 1344 - IoT Fundamentals: Connecting Things 4
IST 1633 - Wireless Security and Privacy 3
IST 2224 - CCNA 3: Scaling Networks 4
IST 2644 - Cybersecurity Operations - CyberOps 4

Total Credits: 15

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 or LLS 1721 - Employment Readiness and SPT 2172 - Interpersonal Communication 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” 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 questions@mgccc.edu.

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