Network Administration and Engineering
The Network Administration and Engineering program prepares students to design and manage local and wide area networks. In the information technology industry, certifications are a must. This program targets professional certifications including Cisco CCNA, Microsoft MTA, and CompTIA A+.
Coursework is directly related to these industry recognized certifications. Students learn computer hardware, operating systems, server configuration, and network management. Students are prepared to design, implement, and support routers, switches, and wireless networks of all sizes. They also learn server administration, database and mail servers, and project management. Continually on the cutting edge of technology, students have the opportunity to learn about virtual machines, multi-layer switching, VPN solutions, and more.
Students design, layout, and write specifications for networks. Students learn to set-up, maintain, and support networks, servers, and security.
Hawkeye's Cisco Regional and Microsoft IT Academies provide access to the newest software and technology. Students gain hands-on experience with Windows 7, Server 2008, Exchange, and SQL Server platforms. Through internship opportunities, students can apply classroom theories and concepts in a business IT setting.
Hawkeye's Information Technology programs are located in Black Hawk Hall. The Information Technology lab equipment, environment, and technology are state-of-the-art.
Students in the Network Administration and Engineering program interested in continuing their education should contact a program advisor.
Black Hawk Hall 177
Black Hawk Hall 186
Black Hawk Hall 180