Computer Networking Training in Oregon

Computer Networker in Oregon

Oregon is a thriving state for computer networking professionals. Every day, more and more positions open up in the field. However, because these positions usually have excellent job security and a lucrative salary attached, they are highly competitive. This means that in order to be eligible for such positions, prospective employees need to possess the right education. This does not mean, however, that everyone will have to have a master's degree or a PhD in computer networking. Instead, students must simply meet the qualifications of the career they hope to obtain. Some jobs require nothing more than a certificate, which can often be earned in as little as one semester of college. Others require only a two year associate degree, while some prefer a four year bachelor degree. And, yes, there are some positions, usually very high up ones, that require applicants to possess a masters or doctoral degree. Students are responsible for knowing what degree they need to work in their chosen position.

oregon computer networking schools

No matter what degree a student desires, there is a school in Oregon that can offer it to them. For those seeking an associate's degree, Clatsop Community College in Astoria is an excellent choice. Likewise, Southwestern Oregon Community College, in Coos Bay, offers both a certification and an associate's degree in computer systems networking and telecommunications. Lake Community College in Eugene has this associate's program as well, but also offers a specialized certification in LAN/WAN Management, perfect for those who know their intended career path and who can benefit from this knowledge. Other schools to consider include Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, which offers a certification and an associate's degree; Clackamas Community College in Oregon City, which also offers a certification and an associate's degree; DeVry University in Portland, which offers a master's degree; ITT Technical Institute, also in Portland, which offers an associate's degree; and Chemeketa Community College in Salem, which offers a dual associate's degree in computer technology and computer systems technology.

For non-traditional students, many of the schools above offer night classes and/or online courses or degree programs. This can be extremely helpful for those who have to juggle their educations with a full time job and/or with parenting and other obstacles. There are also many schools that operate fully online and that are recognized in Oregon as being "official." Online schools, many of which have incredibly affordable tuition, are a good choice as long as they are accredited. Schools to check out include Ashworth College, which offers certifications in both computer network security and general computer networking (separately); Bryant and Stratton College, which offers an associate's degree in IT Networking; Kaplan University, which has several CISCO and Microsoft training and certification programs; National American University, which offers a bachelor's in information technology with an optional emphasis on network management and/or Microsoft programs; University of Phoenix, which has several associate's and bachelor's programs, and Walden University, which offers a bachelor's in information technology with an emphasis on networking and operations.

Schools offering both online and campus-based education programs in Oregon:

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