Computer Networking Degree at College of Lake County

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Computer Networking Degree

The computer networking degree program at College of Lake County enables students to learn the design, implementation, and management of computer systems, peripherals, and associated software in a networking setting to help maximize efficiency and productivity. Students who graduate from the computer networking degree program may choose career paths as network specialists, including engineers and managers. Courses include operating systems and applications, design and analysis, networking theory and solutions, types of networks, and network management and control. Get more details below including other Illinois colleges that offer computer networking degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Computer Networking Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. College of Lake County has offered the following program levels for students:

  • Less Than One Year Certificate
  • Associate's Degree

Students by Academic Level (2015)

 Graduates
Less Than One Year Certificate58
Associate's Degree14

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male67
Female5

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Asian4
Black6
Hispanic11
White49
Unknown2

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Computer Networking program at College of Lake County, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Informatics Nurse Specialists

Description

Apply knowledge of nursing and informatics to assist in the design, development, and ongoing modification of computerized health care systems. May educate staff and assist in problem solving to promote the implementation of the health care system.

Information Security Analysts

Description

Plan, implement, upgrade, or monitor security measures for the protection of computer networks and information. May ensure appropriate security controls are in place that will safeguard digital files and vital electronic infrastructure. May respond to computer security breaches and viruses.

Computer Network Architects

Description

Design and implement computer and information networks, such as local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), intranets, extranets, and other data communications networks. Perform network modeling, analysis, and planning. May also design network and computer security measures. May research and recommend network and data communications hardware and software.

Computer Network Support Specialists

Description

Analyze, test, troubleshoot, and evaluate existing network systems, such as local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. Perform network maintenance to ensure networks operate correctly with minimal interruption.

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Computer Networking Programs in Illinois

Computer Networking programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

McHenry County College

Crystal Lake, IL
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 28 students completed this program

Programs

  • Computer Networking (C,A)

Harper College

Palatine, IL
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 9 students completed this program

Programs

  • Computer Networking (C)

Oakton Community College

Des Plaines, IL
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 11 students completed this program

Programs

  • Computer Networking (C,A)

Chicago ORT Technical Institute

Skokie, IL
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School Details

  • Type: Career College

Programs

  • Computer Networking (C)

Triton College

River Grove, IL
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Computer Networking (A)

Elmhurst College

Elmhurst, IL
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Computer Networking (M)

City Colleges of Chicago - Harry S Truman College

Chicago, IL
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 7 students completed this program

Programs

  • Computer Networking (C,A)

College of DuPage

Glen Ellyn, IL
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 160 students completed this program

Programs

  • Computer Networking (C,A)

Robert Morris University Illinois

Chicago, IL
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 22 students completed this program

Programs

  • Computer Networking (A)

Roosevelt University

Chicago, IL
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Computer Networking (B)

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