Networking Specialist

At Gwinnett Tech, our Networking Specialist degree program is the portal to a digital working environment. Throughout the Networking Specialist program, you will learn the latest hardware and software required to develop and maintain a complex system of computer networks. With technology, faculty who will share real-world IT experience and a growing number of degrees and certificates, Gwinnett Tech’s Networking Specialist is a launch pad for a growing career in one of the industry’s hottest specialties.

Graduates of the Networking Specialist program will receive an associate degree in one of three concentrations:

  • Microsoft - Online Only*
  • Unix/Linux
  • Cisco Exploration

This program is offered at Gwinnett Tech's Alpharetta-North Fulton and our Lawrenceville campuses.

Gwinnett Tech’s Networking program currently offers three HOPE Career Grants. HOPE Career Grants provide free tuition assistance toward educational costs for eligible students enrolled in an approved designated program of study. Students must be eligible for, and receiving, the HOPE Grant or Zell Miller Grant to be awarded the HOPE Career Grant. It provides assistance with educational costs that are not covered by the HOPE or Zell Miller Grants.

  • Linux/UNIX System Administrator, Certificate
  • Network Administrator, Certificate - Online Only*
  • PC Repair and Network Technician, Certificate - Online Only*

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Take the first step towards a career in Networking Specialist and apply for next semester! Important dates and deadlines are listed to get you started and if you're looking for ways to pay for your education, explore our scholarships for this program. You can also learn about our faculty and clubs and organizations to join!

Gwinnett Tech builds relationships with local subject-matter experts to develop advisory boards, who provide feedback that ensures we deliver relevant industry-specific curriculum for today’s high-demand careers. See who serves on our Networking Specialist advisory board.

*Online - In an online course, all instruction, assignments, projects and research is conducted using Internet access and the Blackboard learning management system. Any on-campus requirements for an online course will be clearly indicated in the course syllabus. An online instructor may require no more than two on campus sessions to present guest speakers, conduct specialized lab, administer tests, or to provide other learning opportunities that can only be conducted face-to-face. Online course expectations are equal to that of its traditional format. 

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