The Computer Network Administration program at Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) in Willow Grove is a great opportunity for high school students to get a head start on their Computer Network Administration education and career. Computer Network Administration students can also receive up to 12 transferable college credits through EASTERN’s dual enrollment partnership with Montgomery County Community College.
EASTERN’s Computer Network Administration program can help Eastern Montgomery County high school juniors and seniors to prepare for a rewarding career in fields such as Computer Information Systems, Computer Network Administration, and Technical Support Specialist. Computer Network Administration students also benefit from the connection EASTERN has with major industry vendors including Microsoft and Cisco.
Career opportunities in this field are in-demand and lucrative. Computer networks are everywhere and need technical support. EASTERN’s Computer Network Administration students are prepared to take several industry certification exams. A Computer Network Administrator maintains network infrastructure (such as switches and routers) and diagnoses problems with network-attached computers. With higher education, graduates can obtain positions in the IT Department of just about any type of industry.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 edition, network administration has been a growth industry since 2008. In fact, it’s been estimated that network administration will remain one of the fastest growing sectors in the employment market through at least 2018.
In this two-year half-day program students must pass the Certified Linux Administrator (CLA) exam in the first year of the program and are prepared for other industry certification exams, including Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician. To learn more about this program, please visit https://www.eastech.org/eastern-programs/cna/.