Network Technician

240 hours
24 weeks
10 hours
per week

Provides students with the knowledge and skills required to install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network, including basic network security. Covers networking fundamentals, LAN/WAN technologies, basic security and wireless concepts, routing and switching fundamentals, and configuring simple networks.

Topics include network theory and design, IP addressing, network hardware and cabling, including router set up and troubleshooting.

Students who successfully complete the program can use the skills learned in a variety of industries and jobs including network and computer systems administrator, computer network support specialist, and computer user support specialist. Also serves as a foundation for the full CCNA Program and prepares students for the CCENT Certification. Note: Industry professionals recommend students complete the full CCNA program which includes four courses.

Receive the Network Technician certificate by completing two courses:

  • COMP 600 Introduction to Networking (CCNA1)
  • COMP 601 Introduction to Router Configuration (CCNA2)
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Information Technology Orientation

If you are considering enrolling in any of the Information Technology Certificates, please follow these 2 steps:

  1. Watch the mandatory Student Services Orientation video (11 minutes)
  2. Meet with a counselor to discuss your Educational Plan and receive enrollment information.

To make an appointment with a counselor, call North City Campus at (619) 388-1800 or email

Possible Career Paths

Examples of jobs you may be qualified for after completion of this program:

  • Computer Network Support Specialist $21-34/hr.
  • Network Technician $21-34/hr

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