Computer Networking

Making connections for work and play!

Design, install, and troubleshoot complex computer and audio/visual network systems. Build, upgrade, and repair computers and peripherals. Configure software security programs that protect computers and networks.

You Can Be . . .

  • Network Technician
  • Help Desk Assistant
  • Assistant Network Administrator  

Learn about these occupations and more at O-Net.

Career Focus

Prepared for further education, advanced certifications, and immediate employment as an IT professional.

What you . . .

College credits

Satisfactory completion of this program earns you college credits. See details on our College Partners page


Students in the Computer Networking program may earn the following industry certification:

  • Network + Certification 
  • OSHA 10-Hour Safety Training Certificate

Prospective students

You should have the ability to think logically; good speaking, reading, and writing skills; and, the ability to pay attention to detail.

Computer Networking Skills

Instruction includes safety, networking, network terminology and protocols, network standards, local-area networks (LANS), wide-area networks (WANS), Open System Interconnection (OSI) models, cabling, cabling tools, routers, router programming, Ethernet, Internet Protocol (IP) addressing and network standards.

In addition, instruction and training are provided in the proper care, maintenance, and use of networking software, tools, and equipment.