Overview

 Networking is a flexible, fast-paced and detail oriented field. At River Valley, we provide students with several career and transfer opportunities in the computer science field.Courses such as:

  • Operating systems
  • C++
  • Wireless Essentials
  • Switching and Routing
  • Security and Automation

Prepare students for a lifetime career in Networking. A career in Networking puts you at the forefront of innovation and technology in the current job market.

Why RVCC?

Our Networking program at River Valley is a Cisco networking academy, providing the equipment and information needed to prepare students for industry certification exams and a fulfilling careers in networking.

Career Options

  • PC Support Specialist
  • Networks and Server Administrator 
  • Security Support
  • Internet/Intranet Support Technician
  • Programmer

Related Degrees

  • Cyber security and Healthcare IT
  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Cyber security and Healthcare IT certificate
  • Networking certificate

To develop and train networking technology professionals who can help companies manage and protect their systems. 

Program Goals

The goal of the Networking program is to give students the knowledge and experience to advance themselves in their career of choice.

Program Outcomes

The proposed program will provide students with a strong foundation of understanding in networking. Students will learn:

  • The focused discipline of networking in technology and develop a foundation of knowledge of the field
  • To write clearly and effectively for defined audiences through a variety of strategies
  • The purpose behind their field of study, how to best interact with the people in their work environment and the career path that is best aligned with their personal goals
  • How to use multiple operating systems commonly found in the technology field today
  • Basic security principles for information assurance
  • The basics of descriptive and inferential statistics
  • Computer networking through the introduction of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model, the TCP/IP protocol suite, routing and switching protocols, Wide Area Network services, and network design & implementation
  • A programming language and be able to design and implement simple programs dealing with numerical and string processing
  • To implement, maintain and protect a Microsoft Windows Server Domain
  • Graphical and command line SQL methods of creating relational databases
  • To perform ordinary tasks in the Linux operating systems
  • The methods in which emerging technologies can be deployed on current and future platforms
  • How to succeed in a networking technology position through an Internship or Capstone course

Networking is an open enrollment program. This means we accept students once they are accepted to River Valley; no requirements necessary. At RVCC, we believe all students should be able to complete a degree and be able to transfer or start their career as smoothly as possible.

If you have any questions about Networking, please do not hesitate to request information or reach out to the faculty.

Total Credits:
60 – 61

Course Sequencing

First Year: Spring Semester

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Second Year: Fall Semester

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Total Credits:
60 – 61