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Networking Technology

CISCO Networking Technology class in computer laboratory

Networking is the engineering discipline concerned with the communication between computer systems or devices. A computer network is any set of computers or devices connected to each other with the ability to exchange data.

What NCTC Has to Offer

The Networking Technology Degree at North Central Texas College is an exciting opportunity for those who find interest in computer networking, PC hardware, network security, or the Microsoft Windows Server Operating System platform. The degree offers a diverse environment for students of all ages.

This program is designed for the student who plans on finding a job as quickly as possible in mind, as well as the student who plans on attending a four-year institution. Our labs offer all required equipment as outlined in the CISCO Networking Academy®, as well as the most current versions of Windows Server 2008. With classes sizing anywhere from 15-20 students, the program offers students a personalized experience with instructors who always keep the best interests of the students first. Our faculty utilize a wide variety of teaching styles as well as integrate "hands-on" labs into the courses for students to gain experience by actually doing instead of just reading from a textbook. All our faculty have a common goal: To help students obtain industry certifications so they are prepared for the workforce.

Certificate & Degree Requirements

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to earn a certificate or degree? add

The Basic CISCO Certificate can be earned in one semester, the CISCO System and Network OS certificates can be earned in one year. The Computer Network Associate of Applied Science (AAS) can be completed in two years. Students, however, may set their own pace.

Will this program help me to obtain the industry certifications I need to succeed in the workplace? add

Absolutely! All of our classes offer lessons, lectures, textbooks, and labs designed to help you obtain certification in CISCO CCNA, Microsoft MCTS, CompTIA Security, A+, or Linux certification.

Will this program transfer to a four-year university? add

Yes! The Associate of Applied Science degree (AAS) transfers to several North Texas universities through AAS to BAAS transfer programs. For more information and a list of such institutions, please review the AAS to BAAS Guided Pathways.

Is financial aid available for students in this degree? add

NCTC believes that all students should be allowed the opportunity to pursue higher education. The Financial Aid Office will help you when applying for aid. For more information, call 940-668-4242, visit Financial Aid, or drop by the Financial Aid Office on any of NCTC's five campuses.

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Who may I contact for more information? add

Judy Archer
Chair Information Technology
Corinth Campus
Room 33
(940) 498-6292
jarcher@nctc.edu