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Networking Technology

What is Networking Technology? 

The Networking Technology curriculum prepares individuals for employment supporting network infrastructure environments. Students will learn how to use technologies to provide reliable transmission and delivery of data, voice, image, and video communications in business, industry, and education.

Networking TechnologyCourse work includes design, installation, configuration, and management of network infrastructure technologies and network operating systems. Emphasis is placed on the implementation and management of network software and the implementation and management of hardware such as switches and routers.  

Graduates may find employment in entry-level jobs as local area network managers, network operators, network analysts, and network technicians. Graduates may also be qualified to take certification examinations for various network industry certifications, depending on their local program.


  • Typical Courses
  • Student Learning Outcomes
  • Additional Information
  • Checksheets
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Typical Courses

  • Introduction to Programming and Logic
  • Operating Systems and Concepts
  • Networking Basics
  • Database Concepts
  • Routing Basics
  • Linux/UNIX Single User
  • Windows Single User
  • Windows Administration
  • Router & Switching
  • Security Concepts
  • Hardware/Software Support
  • Networking Project 

Student Learning Outcomes:

Graduates of the WCC Networking Technology Program will:

  • Perform tasks related to networking mathematics, terminology, models, media, Ethernet, subnetting, TCP/IP Protocols and TIA-EIA cabling standards.
  • Plan and document router, switch, and workstation system configurations as well as support, track, and apply changes. Provide advanced VLSM and network routing protocol solutions.
  • Design, implement, test, troubleshoot and manage routers, switches and workstations with a focus on VLAN, VTP, InterVLAN routing.
  • Install, maintain, troubleshoot and customize operating systems and explore their capabilities and hierarchical file structure.
  • Setup and administrate user accounts, implement software upgrades and patches, install device drivers, perform system backups, restore data, and use event logs to monitor server baseline settings.
  • Configure ACL firewalls, WAN protocols, and network security. Provide further examples of advanced hands-on assessments using router and switch troubleshooting labs.

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Contact Information:

Randy Gambill
Randy C. Gambill
Lead Instructor,
 (336) 838-6564