The Computer Networking & Digital Forensics curriculum centers on networks and the computer devices that comprise a typical network, including building, maintaining, and supporting computer network systems forming the foundation for beginning a career in Information Technology. With a solid understanding of network fundamentals, a variety of careers related to information technology are possible. The industry career focus in the program is on desktop support, network engineering, digital forensics, and IT security. Industry certifications align with CompTIA including IT Fundamentals, A+, Network+ and Security+. Additionally, there is a copper-based certification. Computer based training certifications also include routing and switching. Upon achieving the skills and certifications offered in the program, students are competitive for entry level employment in Information Technology as well as many post-secondary colleges or universities.
Industry Certifications a Student May Earn
- PC Pro
- Routing and Switching PRO
- Security PRO
- CompTIA A+
- CompTIA Network+
- CompTIA Security+
- Copper Based Network Cabling Specialist
- AccessData Certified Examiner
Median Wage for Related Occupations
- Information Security Analysis $103,350
- Web Developers $70,240
- Network & Computer Systems Administrator $87,520
- Computer Network Architects $115,180
- Computer Network Specialist $65,730
College Credit Opportunities
- Bucks County Community College, Montgomery County Community College-Central Campus, Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg, Mount Aloysius College, Community College of Allegheny County, Peirce College, Reading Area Community College, Westmoreland County Community College, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Delaware County Community College, Luzerne County Community College, Northampton County Area Community College, Community College of Philadelphia, Thaddeus Steven College of Technology, Community College of Beaver County, Butler County Community College, Lehigh Carbon Community College, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, Allegany College of Maryland and Johnson College.
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- Neumann University, Pennsylvania Institute of Technology and Saint Francis University.