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The Essentials:

  • Instructor-led Lectures and hands-on lab skill
  • Cisco networking lab with cutting-edge technologies in real-world environment with Cisco equipment for network security, voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), and wireless connectivity
  • Unix and Microsoft labs with Microsoft lab online in the Cloud
  • Faculty with real-world IT experience
  • Advisement plan to assist students in meeting their short- and long-term goals

Programs Offered

Associate Degree
Technical Certificates of Credit

Advisement Information

Academic Advisement – Networking Specialist

Faculty Advisors

Cleo Okere, Cleo.Okere@chattahoocheetech.edu, Marietta Campus

Mike Carroll, Michael.Carroll@chattahoocheetech.edu, North Metro Campus

Academic Advisors

Helen Rhoads, Helen.Rhoads@chattahoocheetech.edu, Marietta Campus

Jim Moore, James.Moore@chattahoocheetech.edu, North Metro Campus

Computer Information Systems Technology Program eMAP

CIST Networking Degree and Diploma eMAP

Text-Only Networking Degree and Diploma eMAP

Employment Information

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Salary Information

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Gainful Employment Report

Networking Specialist Diploma Gainful Employment Report