IT: Network Systems

Information Technology - Network Systems is a two-year technical program leading to an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Information Technology.

The Networking courses provide students with a working knowledge of microcomputer hardware maintenance and the design, installation, maintenance, and management of local area network systems.  Coursework is designed to prepare students to pass the CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+, and Linux+ certification examinations.  Essential skill areas include:

  • Network Operations
  • Basic Network Design Theory
  • Network Security
  • Computer Hardware Maintenance
  • Network Administration
  • Network Troubleshooting
  • Network Operations Center
  • Wireless Networks

Job Opportunities With This Program

A limited number of paid internships are available from local employers.  AAS Information Technology - Network Systems graduates will be qualified for such jobs as Network Security Specialist, Local Area Network Technician, Hardware Support/Maintenance, Network Administrator, Telecommunications Technician, and Wireless Network Technician.

Please view the Information Technology - Network Systems FACT Sheet for a suggested curriculum for this program.

General Contact Information

Dr. Mike Beaver
740-245-7304 or 1-800-282-7201. ext. 7304
E-mail:  mbeaver@rio.edu
Davis Career Center 150A

Admissions 1-800-282-7201, ext. 7206