Network Technology
Designed to meet the ever-changing needs of the IT (Information Technology) field, Clark's Network Technology programs include extensive hands-on, real-world scenario-based learning in planning, designing, implementing, maintaining, and troubleshooting small-to-large scale computer networks.

The Network Technology department provides in-demand training for careers as a Network Administrator, Network Engineer, and Network Support Specialist in all aspects of modern computer networks, including traditional data, video conference, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephone, wireless networks, and network security.

We are a Cisco Network Academy authorized by Cisco Systems, a leader in the networking industry. The Network Technology department offers training towards obtaining several well-recognized industry certifications, including:
  • Cisco CCNA

  • Cisco CCNA Security

  • Cisco CCNA Voice

  • CompTIA A+ PC Technician

  • CompTIA Network+

  • CompTIA Server+

  • Microsoft MCITP Server Administrator on Windows Server 2008

  • Microsoft MCTS Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure

  • Microsoft MCTS Windows Server 2008 Active Directory
Our various Network Technology programs are designed with entry points both for the student just starting a new career, as well as for the computer networking or telecommunications professional seeking to improve and update their skills and achieve industry certifications. Classes are offered at convenient times for working people: days, nights, weekends.

We invite you to visit our website for more information, contact us with your questions, and schedule a tour of our classroom and leading-edge lab facility.

Email: dnet@clark.edu

Program Preparation


Math and English proficiency tests are required of all students before entry into the applied science degree program.

Students must complete all Major Area Requirements with a minimum grade of "C" or better in order to successfully complete the program and earn the award.

Refer to the Degree & Certificate Requirements Section of the Clark College Catalog to identify the courses needed to satisfy the General Education Requirements.
Cisco Technician (CA)
This program is designed for students who want to work as network administrators with local area network systems. Network administrators maintain network operations, conduct performance monitoring, network security, firewalls, VPNs, design networks, perform backup and recovery procedures, and perform troubleshooting.
Major Area Requirements
NTEC 220
INTRO TO NETWORK SERVERS: WINDOWS AND LINUX
6 cr.
NTEC 221
CISCO CCNA 1: NETWORK FUNDAMENTALS
6 cr.
NTEC 222
CISCO CCNA 2: ROUTING PROTOCOLS AND CONCEPTS
6 cr.
NTEC 223
CISCO CCNA 3: LAN SWITCHING AND WIRELESS
6 cr.
NTEC 224
CISCO CCNA 4: ACCESSING THE WAN
6 cr.
NTEC 226
VOICE OVER IP
6 cr.
Total Required Credits: 36
Note: Students will be required to have access to the Internet to complete their coursework.

To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Implement telecommunications technologies.
  • Demonstrate a functional understanding of network services using Linux and Windows Server.
  • Implement Cisco routing, switching and WAN services.
Cisco Technologies (AAT)
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (5 credits required)
 
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
or ENGL 135
INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL WRITING
5 cr.
Computational Skills (5 credits required)
 
MATH&107
MATH IN SOCIETY
5 cr.
or MATH 111
COLLEGE ALGEBRA
5 cr.
Human Relations (5 credits required)
 
MGMT 100
THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
5 cr.
Major Area Requirements
BTEC 149
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS ESSENTIALS
3 cr.
NTEC 220
INTRO TO NETWORK SERVERS: WINDOWS AND LINUX
6 cr.
NTEC 221
CISCO CCNA 1: NETWORK FUNDAMENTALS
6 cr.
NTEC 222
CISCO CCNA 2: ROUTING PROTOCOLS AND CONCEPTS
6 cr.
NTEC 223
CISCO CCNA 3: LAN SWITCHING AND WIRELESS
6 cr.
NTEC 224
CISCO CCNA 4: ACCESSING THE WAN
6 cr.
NTEC 226
VOICE OVER IP
6 cr.
NTEC 299
CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE
3 cr.
Program Specialty Area Requirements
Students must complete a minimum of 33 credits in specialty areas. Choose from the following list:
CTEC 121
INTRO TO PROGRAMMING & PROBLEM SOLVING
5 cr.
CTEC 122
HTML FUNDAMENTALS
4 cr.
CTEC 140
INTRODUCTION TO UNIX
5 cr.
CTEC 141
UNIX SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION
5 cr.
NTEC 199
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
1-6 cr.
NTEC 225
CISCO CCNA SECURITY
6 cr.
NTEC 226
VOICE OVER IP
6 cr.
NTEC 232
COMPTIA A+ COMPUTER SUPPORT TECHNICIAN
6 cr.
NTEC 233
SERVER HARDWARE/SOFTWARE: SERVER+
6 cr.
NTEC 234
MICROSOFT ACTIVE DIRECTORY
6 cr.
NTEC 235
MICROSOFT NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE
6 cr.
NTEC 236
MICROSOFT SERVER ADMINISTRATOR
6 cr.
NTEC 242
DATACENTER VIRTUALIZATION TECHNOLOGY
6 cr.
Total Required Credits: 90
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Implement telecommunications technologies.
  • Demonstrate a functional understanding of network services using Linux and Windows Server.
  • Implement Cisco routing, switching and WAN services.
  • Successfully complete all criteria necessary to pass Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification.
  • Apply basic management skills to demonstrate an understanding of business management structure.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Microsoft Technologies (AAT)
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (5 credits required)
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
or ENGL 135
INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL WRITING
5 cr.
Computational Skills (5 credits required)
MATH&107
MATH IN SOCIETY
5 cr.
or MATH 111
COLLEGE ALGEBRA
5 cr.
Human Relations (5 credits required)
MGMT 100
THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
5 cr.
Major Area Requirements
BTEC 149
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS ESSENTIALS
3 cr.
NTEC 220
INTRO TO NETWORK SERVERS: WINDOWS AND LINUX
6 cr.
NTEC 221
CISCO CCNA 1: NETWORK FUNDAMENTALS
6 cr.
NTEC 233
SERVER HARDWARE/SOFTWARE: SERVER+
6 cr.
NTEC 234
MICROSOFT ACTIVE DIRECTORY
6 cr.
NTEC 235
MICROSOFT NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE
6 cr.
NTEC 236
MICROSOFT SERVER ADMINISTRATOR
6 cr.
NTEC 299
CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE
3 cr.
Program Specialty Area Requirements
Students must complete a minimum of 33 credits in specialty areas. Choose from the following list:
CTEC 121
INTRO TO PROGRAMMING & PROBLEM SOLVING
5 cr.
CTEC 122
HTML FUNDAMENTALS
4 cr.
CTEC 140
INTRODUCTION TO UNIX
5 cr.
CTEC 141
UNIX SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION
5 cr.
CTEC 180
INTRODUCTION TO ACCESS
3 cr.
CTEC 230
INTRODUCTION TO NETWORK SECURITY
5 cr.
NTEC 199
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
1-6 cr.
NTEC 222
CISCO CCNA 2: ROUTING PROTOCOLS AND CONCEPTS
6 cr.
NTEC 223
CISCO CCNA 3: LAN SWITCHING AND WIRELESS
6 cr.
NTEC 224
CISCO CCNA 4: ACCESSING THE WAN
6 cr.
NTEC 225
CISCO CCNA SECURITY
6 cr.
NTEC 226
VOICE OVER IP
6 cr.
NTEC 232
COMPTIA A+ COMPUTER SUPPORT TECHNICIAN
6 cr.
NTEC 242
DATACENTER VIRTUALIZATION TECHNOLOGY
6 cr.
Total Required Credits: 90
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Implement Windows Active Directory.
  • Plan and deploy Windows network services.
  • Troubleshoot server hardware using modern troubleshooting techniques.
  • Apply basic management skills to demonstrate an understanding of business management structure.
  • Plan a company's large-scale implementation of Windows Server, based on a variety of constraints or requirements.
  • Successfully complete all criteria necessary to pass industry certifications working with Windows Server (software) and server hardware.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Microsoft Technician (CA)
This program is designed for students who want to work as systems administrators with local area network systems. Systems administrators install workstation and server software, set up user accounts and restrictions; install, define, and maintain system resources such as file systems and printers; maintain network operations; perform backup and recovery procedures, and perform troubleshooting.
Major Area Requirements
NTEC 220
INTRO TO NETWORK SERVERS: WINDOWS AND LINUX
6 cr.
NTEC 221
CISCO CCNA 1: NETWORK FUNDAMENTALS
6 cr.
NTEC 233
SERVER HARDWARE/SOFTWARE: SERVER+
6 cr.
NTEC 234
MICROSOFT ACTIVE DIRECTORY
6 cr.
NTEC 235
MICROSOFT NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE
6 cr.
NTEC 236
MICROSOFT SERVER ADMINISTRATOR
6 cr.
Total Required Credits: 36
To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Implement Windows Active Directory.
  • Plan and deploy Windows network services.
  • Troubleshoot server hardware using modern troubleshooting techniques.
  • Plan a company's large-scale implementation of Windows Server, based on a variety of constraints or requirements.
  • Successfully complete all criteria necessary to pass industry certifications working with Windows Server (software) and server hardware.
Datacenter Technician (CA)
This program is designed for students who want to work as datacenter technicians within enterprise datacenters and server co-location facilities. Datacenter technicians maintain network operations; conduct performance monitoring, install server operating systems (Linus, UNIX, and Microsoft), manage virtualized "cloud computing" environments, perform backup and recovery procedures, and perform troubleshooting.
Major Area Requirements
NTEC 220
INTRO TO NETWORK SERVERS: WINDOWS AND LINUX
6 cr.
NTEC 221
CISCO CCNA 1: NETWORK FUNDAMENTALS
6 cr.
NTEC 222
CISCO CCNA 2: ROUTING PROTOCOLS AND CONCEPTS
6 cr.
NTEC 223
CISCO CCNA 3: LAN SWITCHING AND WIRELESS
6 cr.
NTEC 233
SERVER HARDWARE/SOFTWARE: SERVER+
6 cr.
NTEC 242
DATACENTER VIRTUALIZATION TECHNOLOGY
6 cr.
Total Required Credits: 36
To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.