Computer Networking Telecommunications

Technology impact

Do you use a cell phone and text messaging? Do you use e-mail or access the internet? Do you have a navigation system in your car? These are just some examples of how we use computer networking and telecommunications in our personal lives. In business, the computer network and telecommunications infrastructure is required to offer the services necessary to stay competitive. The computer networking/telecommunication industry delivers voice communications, data, audio, graphics, television and video at ever increasing speeds and in an increasing number of ways.

Training at College of the Canyons
The Computer Networking/Telecommunications Program prepares students for immediate job placement, industry certification of transfer to a four-year university. We have an extensive array of the latest equipment and technologies to provide all students with the hands-on experience needed to master current high-demand skills. The rigorous course work prepares the student for the industry certifications that are in highest demand and that provide excellent financial compensation.

Fast facts
• Computer networking is projected to be one of the fastest growing occupational fields through 2016, according to the U.S. Labor Statistics Website.
• Today's business model requires every company to have a computer network to remain competitive making this a solid career choice.
• Advancement in the field is based on ability, not seniority.
• Computer networking requires a hands-on approach making this a computer industry field unlikely to be outsourced.
• Our department prepares students for industry certification for immediate job placement or course work for transfer to a four-year university.


Jobs in the field?
The available jobs in the field cover a wide variety of positions and tasks. Entry level jobs can consist of computer upgrade and repair for small local PC shops or companies like the Geek Squad, installing cable for residential or business use, of help-desk technical support. Mid-level positions include designing, implementing, maintaining and upgrading small and medium business networks. The higher end of the employment scale would cover network security, implementing advanced services such as converting telephone systems to run over the data network, or working for Internet service providers. Industry certifications are used by employers to determine the skill sets of prospective employees. 


Start here - go anywhere!
You can enjoy a rich and rewarding career that puts you on the cutting edge of global computer networking/telecommunications technology while helping connect the human network.


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Want more information?

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit the Gainful Employment Information found on the Financial Aid web page.

For more information about the College of the Canyons Computer Networking Telecommunications program, visit the college’s website at: canyons.edu or call 661-362-5869.

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" You can enjoy a rich and rewarding career that puts
you on the cutting edge of global computer networking/ telecommunications technology while helping connect
the human network. "

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