School of Information Technology
School of Information Technology

Computer Network Systems

What It Means

"Night and day difference from where I was to where I am, thanks to the education."
- Nick Collins, 2007

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Information technology (IT) workers can be found in many types of organizations. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, "In the modern workplace, it is imperative that Information Technology (IT) works both effectively and reliably."1 IT is an academic discipline that continues to evolve as computers and communication technology change.

One area of information technology is Computer Network Systems, which involves systems such as local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), the Internet, intranets and other data communications systems. People who understand networking can connect users in different locations and help maintain the flow of information. This could involve identifying, installing, configuring and troubleshooting systems that use various software and hardware to interconnect different systems and platforms into one common data-sharing infrastructure.

What It Means to You

The Information Technology - Computer Network Systems program in the School of Information Technology at ITT Technical Institute can help students develop knowledge and skills that they can use to perform tasks associated with maintaining different computer network systems. Topics in the curriculum, explored through classroom theory and practical applications in a laboratory environment, include network operating systems and network systems design and implementation. If you have strong problem-solving, analytical and communication skills, the study of computer networks systems may fit your skills and interests.

As a computer network systems technician, you could be working on a team that provides network services to businesses. Companies use network systems technicians to help maintain computer systems in local area and wide area networking environments. If you're a problem solver, a troubleshooter and a good communicator, computer network systems is an IT area you might like to pursue.

This program can help graduates begin careers in a variety of entry-level positions in various fields involving computer network systems, such as computer network analyst, computer network technician, help desk analyst and WAN/LAN technician.

1Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-2011 edition.


Meet a Graduate

Nick Collins
Information Technology - Computer Network Systems
Associate of Applied Science

Graduated 2007
Omaha, NE

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following campuses.

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Foundation Core

  • Fundamental computing courses
  • Studies in applications in computer network systems

Additional Curriculum Topics

  • Global system integration
  • Network system design
  • Implementation of network systems

Upon Completion

  • Capacity to perform tasks associated with upgrading computer systems and the development of wide area and local area network capabilities.