Computer Networking

You are In Demand and the Demand Keeps Growing

Industries across the career spectrum and around the world depend on computer networking to keep employees connected and business flowing. You will be responsible for keeping a network up and running!

As computer networking becomes an increasingly routine part of our daily lives, the jobs of computer networking specialists and administrators become more important. It is the job of the computer-networking specialist to keep the networks working. Computer networks have become the communications backbone of large and small businesses.

According to 2014 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 366,400 people made their living as computer networking specialists or systems administrators in 2012. That number is expected to grow faster than average because more companies are investing heavily in computer networks.

Explore Your Opportunities

  • Rock Valley College and Harlem High School
  • College and High School Credit Earned
  • Semester and 1 Year Programs
  • Prerequisite: School Counselor Approval and Accuplacer Scores

Rock Valley College

Topics to be covered:

  • Computer concepts
  • Principles
  •  Language Syntax
  • Database programming
  •  C/C++ programming
  • Structured program design
  • Documentation
  • Program testing

Courses: CIS 102, CIS 180, CIS 276 (online)

*See RVC catalog for course descriptions

Harlem High School

Topics to be covered:

  • The latest hardware and software technologies
  • Information security skills
  • Safety and environmental issues
  • Career development
  • Aligns with the new COMP TIA A+ Essentials