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Network and Database Professional


The technical curriculum of this program will take place at Erie Institute of Technology in Erie, Pennsylvania. The technical curriculum will account for 28 to a maximum of 30 credits. In addition to the technical curriculum, students will complete 35 credits of core curriculum courses to complete the requirements of the Associate of Applied Science Degree from Clarion University.

With the growth of the Internet, networking and infrastructure management are areas of IT that are developing rapidly, especially with new developments in wireless communication and wireless networking. LAN and WAN systems can range from a connection between two offices in the same building to globally distributed networks, voice mail, and e-mail systems of a multinational organization.

The Network professional deploys networks, ensures reliability and consistency of the network, handles problems, and reduces the risk of network failure. Database administrators perform report generation, backup management, security management, and performance monitoring and tuning – you’ll make sure data is secure, available and is used productively.

Employment Opportunities

  • A+ Technician
  • Database Administrator, Analyst, Manager or Specialist
  • Help Desk Technician
  • IT Specialist
  • LAN Administrator
  • Network Administrator, Engineer or Security Specialist
  • PC Repair & Technical Support or Support Specialist
  • Systems Engineer

Job Outlook

The demand for networking to facilitate the sharing of information, the expansion of client–server environments, and the need for computer specialists to use their knowledge and skills in a problem-solving capacity will be major factors in the rising demand for network and database administrators. Employment is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations as organizations continue to adopt and integrate increasingly sophisticated technologies.

Curriculum Highlights

  • Linux Fundamentals & Admin.
  • Legacy Operating Systems
  • Networking Fundamentals
  • TCP/IP
  • Windows Professional
  • Network Design & Installation
  • Network Security
  • Windows Script
  • Hardware
  • Router (Cisco) Technology
  • Routing & Switching
  • Database Server
  • Exchange Server
  • Programming Database
  • Querying Database
  • Directory Services

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