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Network Management

Network Management Majors Operate and Maintain Network Infrastructures

Network technicians and managers use their analytical skills and specialized knowledge to build, install, analyze, troubleshoot, and maintain the hardware and software that make computer networks function. As a graduate of Pitt Community College’s Associate of Applied Science in Network Management, you’ll be able to operate, maintain, and troubleshoot a wide range of problems. You’ll also have the skills to confidently communicate with coworkers, vendors, and clients; organize and prioritize tasks; and work alone as well as in groups.

Pitt Community College’s AAS in network management curriculum focuses on the design, installation, configuration, and management of network infrastructure technologies and network operating systems. Emphasis is placed on the implementation and management of network software and the implementation and management of hardware such as switches and routers.

When you complete your two-year associate degree, you’ll be prepared to pursue industry certifications such as a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Cisco DevNet Associate, and Red Hat Certified System Administrator.

You’ll also be able to transfer your IT associate degree to a four-year institution to earn an IT-related bachelor’s degree.

IT: Network Management Educational Options

Information Technology: Network Management AAS Degree

Complete an Associate Degree in IT: Network Management in 5 semesters

Certificate Options

There are three certificates in the network management degree for IT majors to consider:

Why Choose Pitt Community College to Earn Your IT Degree?

• Flexibility — Earn your associate degree part- or full-time, online, on campus or in a hybrid format.

• Industry certification — Graduating with your IT associate degree means you are ready to add industry certifications such as Cisco CCNA, Cisco DevNet, and Red Hat to your credentials.

• Experiential learning — You may choose to participate in a co-op work experience. The program is designed to help you integrate your classroom study with practical, real-world situations.

• Institutional accreditation — Pitt Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

• State-of-the-art technology — Students have access to a remote lab environment that allows us to host real lab equipment, virtual machines, and lab content. Faculty and students can access remotely (24×7), allowing students access to real lab equipment for hands-on learning that is industry-relevant and based on industry standards through academic partnerships with Cisco, Red Hat, CompTIA, Palo Alto, VMware, Oracle, and EC-Council.

• Academic partnerships — All of the courses we offer develop your technical skills using content that is industry-relevant and based on industry standards through academic partnerships with Cisco, Red Hat, CompTIA, Palo Alto, VMware, Apple, Oracle, and EC-Council.

Career Opportunities for IT Degree Holders

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts information technology occupations will grow 5 percent through 2032 — equal to average growth

Entry-level jobs with an IT degree are available in every industry, including finance, computer systems design, insurance, education and business. Roles such as network technician, network support specialist, help desk technician, network operator, and network administrator are open to you with your IT management degree. You’ll also have the opportunity to work on a freelance basis consulting on diverse projects.

Indeed.com reports $75,518 as the average salary for a network administrator in North Carolina.

Ready to get started in IT Network Management?

Network Technician
Network Support Specialist
Help Desk Technician
Network Administrator
Network Operator

Linux Administration
Python Programming
Routing and Switching
Windows Administration
Wireless Networking
Voice over IP
Co-Op Work Experience

Infrastructure Support
Wireless Technology
Network Management
Server Administration
Project Management