CIT – Networking Option


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Program Description

The Program – Computer Information Technology – Networking Option

Design, build, and maintain secure computer systems and networks based on industry-recognized standards and practices; learn to use, configure, and maintain routers, switches, servers, and other interconnectivity components to provide secure electronic communications.

Your Degree

Two-year full-time degree schedule; a mixture of core software applications, networking classes, and security training including extensive hands-on experience in the classroom environment. Training also includes project management, ethics, and communications; the program can be completed on a part-time basis.

What you’ll learn

  • Identify common IT professions and apply basic IT tools to solve problems.
  • Build software applications using current scripting and development languages.
  • Recognize and mitigate various types of risks, threats, and vulnerabilities in various environments.
  • Install, configure, and use various operating systems.
  • Troubleshoot hardware, operating systems, and network communications problems.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of legal and ethical standards related to the IT profession.
  • Create a security framework based on the tenets of cybersecurity and current regulations related to business and industry.
  • Design, install, and manage secure, scalable small to medium size networks.
  • Install and configure various operating systems and harden these systems against cyber-attacks.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of business impact analysis statements, business continuity plans, and disaster recovery plans for small to medium size organizations.
  • Describe TCP/IP protocols used to transfer data across networks in terms of their purpose, what types of packets are sent, and how they are used, and possible security issues.
  • Install and manage network servers and services.
  • Perform applicable mathematical calculations throughout the business environment.
  • Communicate professionally both in writing and verbally with co-workers, managers, stakeholders, and customers.
  • Integrate technology skills in making business decisions and performing business functions.
  • Use problem-solving and decision-making skills in preparing and implementing business solutions.
  • Demonstrate good work habits, interpersonal and virtual teamwork skills, and a high level of professionalism.
  • Exhibit inclusiveness where each perspective is considered while progressing toward common goals.

Career Opportunities

  • Network Administrator
  • Network Engineer
  • IT Technician
  • Help Desk
  • IT Technical Support

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Application Process

  1. MTC Application for Admission and the nonrefundable application fee.
  2. Final high school transcript (or GED results) and college transcripts (if applicable).
  3. Successful completion of the Basic Skills Assessment (ACCUPLACER) and Technology Skills Test (TST) is required. Any college foundation courses recommended by placement assessment results are also required.

For More Information, Contact:

Admission Office
Marion Technical College
1467 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Marion, OH 43302
Email: enroll@mtc.edu

Your Degree

Two-year full-time degree schedule; a mixture of core software applications and networking classes incorporating Microsoft® and Cisco® Systems includes business, communications, and management skills; the program can be completed on a part-time basis.

You can earn your associate’s degree in two years with our full networking program. After graduating, you’ll receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree that provides additional career opportunities.

Qualifying students enrolled in Information Technology programs at MTC can receive up to $1500 per year with this first-dollar scholarship covering tuition and fees.

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What You’ll Learn

The curriculum is comprised of computer, networking, security, and Microsoft® server courses.

You’ll gain computer skills involving network structure, computer security, and server administration.

Our instructors are CompTIA®, Microsoft®, and Cisco® CCNA certified and they will teach you to configure a small to mid-size network and physical infrastructure, secure network communications and resources, and troubleshoot hardware, operating systems, and network communications problems.

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