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
5 cr.
NTEC 221
CISCO CCNA 1
6 cr.
NTEC 222
CISCO CCNA 2
6 cr.
NTEC 223
CISCO CCNA 3
6 cr.
NTEC 224
CISCO CCNA 4
6 cr.
NTEC 225
CISCO CCNA SECURITY
6 cr.
NTEC 226
CISCO CCNA VOICE
6 cr.
Total Required Credits: 41
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 know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
  • Design converged networks to meet specific business needs.
  • Implement converged networks to meet specific business needs.
  • Maintain converged networks to meet specific business needs.
  • Resolve common issues with converged networks.
Cisco Technologies (AAT)
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (5 credits required)
 
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
or PTWR 135
INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED 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)
 
Major Area Requirements
NTEC 221
CISCO CCNA 1
6 cr.
NTEC 222
CISCO CCNA 2
6 cr.
NTEC 223
CISCO CCNA 3
6 cr.
NTEC 224
CISCO CCNA 4
6 cr.
NTEC 225
CISCO CCNA SECURITY
6 cr.
NTEC 226
CISCO CCNA VOICE
6 cr.
NTEC 227
CISCO CCNP ROUTER: IMPLEMENTING IP ROUTING
6 cr.
NTEC 228
CISCO CCNP SWITCH: IMPLEMENTING IP SWITCHING
6 cr.
NTEC 229
CISCO CCNP TSHOOT: MAINTAINING IP NETWORKS
6 cr.
NTEC 299
CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE
3 cr.
Program Specialty Area Requirements
Students must complete a minimum of 18 credits in specialty areas. Choose from the following list:
BTEC 149
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS ESSENTIALS
3 cr.
CTEC 104
PC SUPPORT CUSTOMER SERVICE SKILLS
3 cr.
CTEC 121
INTRO TO PROGRAMMING & PROBLEM SOLVING
5 cr.
CTEC 122
HTML FUNDAMENTALS
4 cr.
CTEC 130
MICROSOFT MTA WINDOWS OS FUNDAMENTALS
3 cr.
CTEC 131
MICROSOFT MTA NETWORKING FUNDAMENTALS
3 cr.
CTEC 133
MICROSOFT MTA SECURITY FUNDAMENTALS
5 cr.
CTEC 134
MICROSOFT MTA DATABASE ADMIN
5 cr.
CTEC 140
INTRODUCTION TO UNIX
5 cr.
CTEC 141
UNIX SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION
5 cr.
NTEC 125
INFORMATION SECURITY FUNDAMENTALS
3 cr.
NTEC 132
WINDOWS SERVIER ADMINISTRATION FUNDAMENTALS
3 cr.
NTEC 142
CLOUD COMPUTING FUNDAMENTALS
3 cr.
NTEC 199
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
1-6 cr.
NTEC 220
INTRO TO NETWORK SERVERS: WINDOWS AND LINUX
5 cr.
NTEC 232
COMPTIA A+ COMPUTER SUPPORT TECHNICIAN
6 cr.
NTEC 234
MICROSOFT SERVER ADMIN 1
6 cr.
NTEC 235
MICROSOFT SERVER ADMIN 2
6 cr.
NTEC 236
MICROSOFT SERVER ADMINISTRATOR 3
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 know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
  • Design converged networks to meet specific business needs.
  • Implement converged networks to meet specific business needs.
  • Maintain converged networks to meet specific business needs.
  • Resolve common issues with converged networks.
  • 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 PTWR 135
INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED 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)
 
Major Area Requirements
NTEC 125
INFORMATION SECURITY FUNDAMENTALS
3 cr.
NTEC 132
WINDOWS SERVIER ADMINISTRATION FUNDAMENTALS
3 cr.
NTEC 142
CLOUD COMPUTING FUNDAMENTALS
3 cr.
NTEC 220
INTRO TO NETWORK SERVERS: WINDOWS AND LINUX
5 cr.
NTEC 221
CISCO CCNA 1
6 cr.
NTEC 222
CISCO CCNA 2
6 cr.
NTEC 234
MICROSOFT SERVER ADMIN 1
6 cr.
NTEC 235
MICROSOFT SERVER ADMIN 2
6 cr.
NTEC 236
MICROSOFT SERVER ADMINISTRATOR 3
6 cr.
NTEC 242
DATACENTER VIRTUALIZATION TECHNOLOGY
6 cr.
NTEC 299
CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE
3 cr.
Program Specialty Area Requirements
Students must complete a minimum of 22 credits in specialty areas. Choose from the following list:
BTEC 149
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS ESSENTIALS
3 cr.
CTEC 104
PC SUPPORT CUSTOMER SERVICE SKILLS
3 cr.
CTEC 121
INTRO TO PROGRAMMING & PROBLEM SOLVING
5 cr.
CTEC 122
HTML FUNDAMENTALS
4 cr.
CTEC 130
MICROSOFT MTA WINDOWS OS FUNDAMENTALS
3 cr.
CTEC 131
MICROSOFT MTA NETWORKING FUNDAMENTALS
3 cr.
CTEC 133
MICROSOFT MTA SECURITY FUNDAMENTALS
5 cr.
CTEC 134
MICROSOFT MTA DATABASE ADMIN
5 cr.
CTEC 140
INTRODUCTION TO UNIX
5 cr.
CTEC 141
UNIX SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION
5 cr.
NTEC 199
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
1-6 cr.
NTEC 223
CISCO CCNA 3
6 cr.
NTEC 224
CISCO CCNA 4
6 cr.
NTEC 225
CISCO CCNA SECURITY
6 cr.
NTEC 226
CISCO CCNA VOICE
6 cr.
NTEC 232
COMPTIA A+ COMPUTER SUPPORT TECHNICIAN
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 know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
  • Configure GUI and core servers.
  • Manage and configure servers using PowerShell.
  • Design Microsoft networks and domain structures to meet specific business needs.
  • Implement Microsoft networks and domain structures to meet specific business needs.
  • Maintain Microsoft networks and domain structures to meet specific business needs.
  • Resolve common issues with Microsoft networks and domain structures.
  • 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 125
INFORMATION SECURITY FUNDAMENTALS
3 cr.
NTEC 132
WINDOWS SERVIER ADMINISTRATION FUNDAMENTALS
3 cr.
NTEC 142
CLOUD COMPUTING FUNDAMENTALS
3 cr.
NTEC 220
INTRO TO NETWORK SERVERS: WINDOWS AND LINUX
5 cr.
NTEC 221
CISCO CCNA 1
6 cr.
NTEC 234
MICROSOFT SERVER ADMIN 1
6 cr.
NTEC 235
MICROSOFT SERVER ADMIN 2
6 cr.
NTEC 236
MICROSOFT SERVER ADMINISTRATOR 3
6 cr.
NTEC 242
DATACENTER VIRTUALIZATION TECHNOLOGY
6 cr.
Total Required Credits: 44
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 know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
  • Design Microsoft networks and domain structures to meet specific business needs.
  • Implement Microsoft networks and domain structures to meet specific business needs.
  • Maintain Microsoft networks and domain structures to meet specific business needs.
  • Resolve common issues with Microsoft networks and domain structures.
Cisco Network Administrator (CA)
Major Area Requirements
NTEC 227
CISCO CCNP ROUTER: IMPLEMENTING IP ROUTING
6 cr.
NTEC 228
CISCO CCNP SWITCH: IMPLEMENTING IP SWITCHING
6 cr.
NTEC 225
CISCO CCNA SECURITY
6 cr.
NTEC 226
CISCO CCNA VOICE
6 cr.
NTEC 229
CISCO CCNP TSHOOT: MAINTAINING IP NETWORKS
6 cr.
NTEC 242
DATACENTER VIRTUALIZATION TECHNOLOGY
6 cr.
Total Required Credits: 36
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 know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
  • Demonstrate the ability to plan a converged enterprise network infrastructure.
  • Demonstrate the ability to implement a converged enterprise network infrastructure.
  • Demonstrate the ability to maintain a converged enterprise network infrastructure.
  • Demonstrate the ability to secure a converged enterprise network infrastructure.
  • Demonstrate the ability to troubleshoot a a converged enterprise network infrastructure.