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Computer Networking

Are you fascinated by the interconnected world of computer communications? Do you enjoy hands-on problem solving that leads to effective solutions to help people communicate? Computer networking is for you.

What to Know at a Glance

Duration

2 year associate degree (60 sch);
1 year certificate (45 sch);
1 year certificate (33 sch);
1 year certificate (30 sch);
1 semester certificate (15 sch)

Delivery

Face-to-face

Scheduling Options

Full-time; Part-time; Day classes; Night classes

Where it is offered

Main campus

About Computer Networking

Computer networking refers to connected computing devices (such as laptops, desktops, servers, smartphones, and tablets) and an ever-expanding array of IoT devices (such as cameras, door locks, doorbells, refrigerators, audio/visual systems, thermostats, and various sensors) that communicate with one another, according to CISCO Systems.

With the increasing need for technological communications and a more prevalent virtual environment, a career in computer networking can be a lucrative one.

Intermediate PC Operating Systems

Continued study in advanced installation and configuration troubleshooting, advanced file management, memory and storage management. Update peripheral device drivers, and use of utilities to increase system performance.

UNIX Operating System I

A study of the UNIX operating system including multi-user concepts, terminal emulation, use of system editor, basic UNIX commands, and writing script files. Topics include introductory systems management concepts.

Implementing and Supporting Servers

Implement, administer, and troubleshoot information systems that incorporate servers in a networked computing environment.

  • Communication
  • Organization
  • Time Management
  • Adaptability
  • Technology Proficiency
  • Networking
  • Troubleshooting
  • Management

Possible Careers and Salaries

Computer and Information Research Scientists

$127,057

Computer Network Architects

$98,886

Computer Network Support Specialist

$62,142

Software Developer

$98,989

Computer User Support Specialist

$52,579

Tuition Costs

Approximate total program cost for in-district (Bowie County residents) for the Computer Networking Program is $5,960.

Program Contacts

Dianna Kinsey

Computer Networking and Computer Programming Program Coordinator

Dr. Dixon Boyles

Dean of Business & Social Sciences

Contact Texarkana College to Get Started

Let’s talk about starting your career in Computer Networking.

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