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Associate Degree Program

What is Networking Specialist?
Networking Specialist Program is a sequence of courses designed to provide students with an understanding of the concepts, principles, and techniques required in the development and maintenance of computer networks. Program graduates are to be competent in the general areas of humanities or fine arts, social or behavioral sciences, and natural sciences or mathematics, as well as in designing, implementing, securing and troubleshooting network computers within an organization. Gwinnett Tech's Networking Specialist program is a portal to any digital working environment. Program graduates receive a Networking Specialist Associate of Applied Science Degree.

Degrees & Certificates
Networking Specialist, AAS
Cisco Network Specialist CCNA
Data Center Specialist
Network Administrator
Linux/UNIX System Administrator
PC Repair and Network Technician

Prerequisite Courses
Diploma level proficiency in English, Reading and Math;
CIST 1001


Length of Program

Degree/Diploma: 5 semesters
62 Semester Hours

Semester Program Begins
Every Semester

Application Process
Applicants to the Networking Specialist Program must meet all Admissions requirements; complete an application and pay the application fee. Apply to Gwinnett Technical College at and submit all transcripts from high school and previous college work, and take the ACCUPLACER test if required.

Program Deadlines
You may enter in the Fall, Spring, or Summer Terms


Networking Specialist

(this data was compiled from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)


Quick Facts: Networking Specialist

2016 Median Pay $35,000 - $48,900
Entry level Education Associate’s degree, Diploma, Certificate
Number of jobs, 2016 366,400
Job Growth, 2010-2020 14%