Pearl River Community College

Computer Networking Technology

Program Information

Location(s) of Program: Poplarville Campus

Brief Description of Program: Computer Network Support Technology program is a two-year program of study which offers training in telecommunications, network administration and client/ server systems.

Essential Requirements of a person in this career field: Computer networking specialists must have excellent communication skills. They work with internal and external clients, vendors and other information technology professionals, requiring the ability to communicate in both technical and non-technical language. Working in an individual and group capacity could also be required. A computer networking specialist might need to lift and transport heavy computer equipment, travel or install networking cables or devices.

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Possible Careers in this Program: Computer Technician, Network Administrator, Network Technician.

What a student can expect from a career in this field: Computer support specialists provide help and advice to computer users and organizations. These specialists either support computer networks or they provide technical assistance directly to computer users.

Possible earnings of jobs in these career field: Salaries typically start at $35,000. The median annual wage for computer and information technology occupations was $82,860 in May 2016, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $37,040.

Mission of Program: The Computer Networking Technology Program is a certified Cisco Networking Academy and CompTIA Authorized Academy. Students completing coursework through our program should be able to attain certifications including A+, Network+, Security+, and CCNA.

Goals of Program: Students typically graduate in 2 years with an Associates of Applied Science in Computer Networking Technology.