Networking Technology

The Division of Engineering and Facilities Technologies

About the Program

The Associate of Applied Sciences (AAS) program in Networking Technology at TCI College is designed to prepare you for an exciting career in networking technology, one of the fastest-growing areas of employment, according to the U.S. Labor Department.

Taught by experienced professionals in state-of-the-art classrooms, this two-year program enables you to:

  • Learn to provide technical support for PC users in a variety of settings. You will also learn about designing, installing and supporting information systems in an enterprise-computing environment.
  • Gain practical hands-on experience with the most widely used network technologies. Topics include Ethernet networks, TCP/IP, network topologies, data transport modes (e.g., Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI), Internet/Intranets), WAN/LAN, software architectures, physical design, security and encryption, and hubs, routers, bridges and switches.
  • Prepare for various certifying exams including Certified Electronics Technician (CET), A+ Certified Technician, NT Certified Technician, and Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist (MCTS).
  • Benefit from flexible scheduling that enables you to fulfill your classroom requirements in as little as three days a week. Courses also are offered in summer so you may be able complete your degree in under two years.
  • Access financial aid that can help make earning your associate degree more affordable than you may think.

Advance Your Career—or Your Education
TCI graduates who earn their associate degree in networking technology go on to careers as computer operators, computer support specialists, computer systems analysts, network and computer systems administrators, network systems and data communications analysts and computer networks specialists. Others go on to continue their education at four-year colleges that share TCI’s New York State Board of Regents State or Middle States Commission on Higher Education Regional Accreditations.

Anita Krueziju was working as a driver when she realized she wanted more than a job and enrolled in the Networking Technology program at TCI College. The mother of twin girls, who’s scheduled to graduate in December 2016, knows the hands-on training that TCI offers will help her to succeed and get ahead in her career.

You view some of your professors as mentors. Why?

They have really helped me learn how to think outside the box in ways I never considered before coming to TCI. I think that skill will be very useful to me throughout my career and in life.

What are your career goals?

Once I graduate, I plan on becoming an IT Technician. I’ve learned how to build and troubleshoot computers and programs at TCI and often help other students with their computer issues.

What is the best class project that you have worked on?

I really loved when we learned how to remotely access one computer by using another computer. It’s the hands-on experiences like this that made me choose TCI.

What advice would you give to a student who was struggling?

Do not let anyone tell you that you cannot achieve something. The professors who have influenced me the most at TCI have shown me that nothing is impossible.

About the Program

The Associate of Applied Sciences (AAS) program in Networking Technology at TCI College is designed to prepare you for an exciting career in networking technology, one of the fastest-growing areas of employment, according to the U.S. Labor Department.

Taught by experienced professionals in state-of-the-art classrooms, this two-year program enables you to:

  • Learn to provide technical support for PC users in a variety of settings. You will also learn about designing, installing and supporting information systems in an enterprise-computing environment.
  • Gain practical hands-on experience with the most widely used network technologies. Topics include Ethernet networks, TCP/IP, network topologies, data transport modes (e.g., Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI), Internet/Intranets), WAN/LAN, software architectures, physical design, security and encryption, and hubs, routers, bridges and switches.
  • Prepare for various certifying exams including Certified Electronics Technician (CET), A+ Certified Technician, NT Certified Technician, and Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist (MCTS).
  • Benefit from flexible scheduling that enables you to fulfill your classroom requirements in as little as three days a week. Courses also are offered in summer so you may be able complete your degree in under two years.
  • Access financial aid that can help make earning your associate degree more affordable than you may think.

Advance Your Career—or Your Education
TCI graduates who earn their associate degree in networking technology go on to careers as computer operators, computer support specialists, computer systems analysts, network and computer systems administrators, network systems and data communications analysts and computer networks specialists. Others go on to continue their education at four-year colleges that share TCI’s New York State Board of Regents State or Middle States Commission on Higher Education Regional Accreditations.

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