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Network Technology

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Network Technology involves the use of data systems to manage and deliver digital resources over a computer network.  A variety of industries use computer hardware and system software that maintains a network, creating a need for specialists to manage them.

The Information Technology (IT) industry is one of constant change and evolution. Clark's Network Technology program prepares students to work with these evolving technologies by providing extensive hands-on, real-world learning.

Students in Clark's program learn to plan, design, implement, maintain, and troubleshoot small-to-large scale computer networks.

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Learn to Manage a Network Infrastructure

An efficient network transfers a wealth of data between networked infrastructures with ease. To ensure a system is operating correctly, network administrators are trained to maintain and troubleshoot network issues when they arise to minimize costly downtime.

Clark’s Network Technology department provides training for students in modern computer networks, including traditional data, video conference technology, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephone, wireless networks, and network security.

Earn your Industry Certificate at Clark

Clark College is a Cisco Network Academy authorized by Cisco Systems, a leader in the networking industry. The Network Technology department offers training towards 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 programs are suited for students exploring a new career in computer networking or telecommunications professionals seeking to improve and update their skills. Classes are offered at convenient times for students with an existing work schedule. 

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities for Network Administrators exist in a variety of formats: network engineer, network support specialist, local area network administrator, and network manager.

According to The U.S. Department of Labor, employment projections forecast Network Administrator jobs growing at a rate of 5 percent, with a median wage in the Portland-Vancouver metro area estimated at $37.30 per hour.