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Computer Networking

Faculty/Advisor List:
Name E-mail Phone Number
Fred Coeburn 276-523-2400, ext. 285

compnet_img1Program requirements:
Computer Networking Requirements & Curriculum [PDF]

Networking Technicians design, install, configure, troubleshoot, and maintain network hardware (cables, network interface cards, hubs, switches, routers, wiring closets, servers, printers, and storage devices) and software (network operating systems, server software, client operating systems, network applications, and backup software).

Students acquire on-the-job training through internships with local businesses and organizations.

MECC’s networking program prepares students for certifications.compnet_img2

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • Comp/TIA A+
  • Microsoft Certified System Administrator (MCSA):
  • Microsoft XP Pro
  • Windows 2003 Server
  • Windows 2003-Active Directory Services
  • Windows 2003 Infrastructure compnet_img3
  • Windows 2003 Security

MECC is an authorized Information Technology Testing Center.

Employers want computer personnel who:

  • have current computer skills,
  • have excellent communication skills,
  • have superior human relations skills,
  • possess problem-solving skills, and
  • are detail oriented.
  • Networking Technicians should possess manual dexterity and enjoy building and repairing computer hardware.

Job Opportunities
Positions can be found with Internet service providers and private and public information compnet_img4systems departments.

  • The information technology (IT) industry has hundreds of thousands of positions open all over the globe, covering all aspects of managing and processing information.
  • The U.S. Department of Labor predicts a 110 percent growth rate over the next ten years.

Dedicated networking technicians can advance to positions such as network administrators, systems analysts, and independent network consultants.

Entry-level salaries range from $25,000-$40,000.

You will find other MECC graduates at:

Comcast, Embarq, Dickenson County School System, Mountain Empire Community College, Sykes, Wise County School System

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