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Networking and Server Operations Program at Zane State College

Would you be interested in a program where 100% of graduates are employed or enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program within six months of graduation? If so ZSC’s Information Technology – Networking and Server Operations is for you!

Connectivity is king, and the knowledge from this program can provide connectivity for the masses. You’ll work with networking devices from industry-leading manufacturers like Cisco Systems, Inc. and state-of-the-art software like Kali Linux, Wireshark, and Windows Server in labs specially designed for IT and Cybersecurity classes and learn to design, build, troubleshoot, fix, maintain, and program networking and computing equipment for all types of networks from small offices, Fortune 500 companies, to government agencies.

Connect the devices in your life when your knowledge progresses from the basics of networking, computer hardware, Linux, and cybersecurity through advanced coursework in Windows Server Administration, Penetration Testing, Packet Analysis and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) topics like Access Control Lists, dynamic routing, subnetting and an in-depth understanding of the OSI and TCP/IP models while applying this knowledge in hands-on labs from week ONE in one of our in-class labs or in our 24x7x365-available state-of-the-art virtualized lab environment accessible from anywhere on the Internet.

Once you complete the program you may sit for the following professional certification exams:

  • Cisco Certified Technician (CCT)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA Linux+
  • Microsoft Windows Server Administration Exam

With these skills, and our partnerships with employers, there will be no trouble connecting you with a new career such as:

  • IT Desktop Support Assistant
  • IT Network Application Assistant
  • Telecom Engineer 
  • Network Support Engineer
  • IT Support Specialist
  • CCNA Engineer
  • Jr. Network Engineer
  • IT Support Engineer
  • Network Engineer
  • Network Administrator

The rapid growth of electronic, telecommunication, and computer industries worldwide has led to a demand for network and cybersecurity technicians that has far exceeded supply. As a result, wages and benefits for these technicians rank among the top for two-year graduates, often exceeding those of four-year graduates in other disciplines. Graduates work for such well-known organizations as American Electric Power, Verizon Business, Genesis Healthcare System, Spectrum, Tri-Valley Local Schools, Zanesville City Schools, The Ohio State University, Muskingum University, Franklin Local Schools, as well as Zane State College, to name a few.

Over the next decade our region and the nation are forecasting a need for a significant number of new hires to fill the newly created jobs in the workforce in the areas of networking and cybersecurity. Demand for degreed/certified technicians is very strong. The IT – Technical Services Program at Zane State College works closely with employers to identify the skills needed for our IT graduates to succeed.

We are YOUR NETWORK. Let’s get you connected.

Degree Details

Major: Networking and Server Operations
: Associate of Applied Business
Location: On Campus
Duration: 2 Years
Type: Information Technology
Course of Study: NSOP_COS_22_23



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