Network Technology

 


Keep the Digital Data Flowing

The world's network revolution started with the telegraph and early telephone systems and has accelerated exponentially in reach, capability, and sophistication ever since. Today we live in a world of networks that carry our voices, video, and data traffic across town or across the globe in seconds. The Internet (the world's largest network), “big data,” cell phones, telephones, streaming video, and much more all rely on skilled workers to establish and maintain technology that keeps the digital data flowing. Without networks, business and personal life as we know it would grind to a halt.

If you're intrigued by how networks function, DMACC can help you find a career in data communications. You'll learn how to establish, repair, and maintain a wide variety of telecommunications and data networks.

DMACC Associates Degree:

Certificate:

Job Titles:

  • Data Communications Technician
  • Fiber Optic Transmission Specialist
  • Network Operator/Security Specialist
  • Network Surveillance Technician
  • Telecommunications Systems Engineer
  • Telecommunications Line Installer and Repairer
  • Telecommunications Equipment Installer and Repairer
  • Telecommunications Engineering Specialist
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrator
  • Computer Network Support Specialist

Average pay range:  $17-$40/Hour

Typical work activities:

  • Build and design modern communication networks
  • Configure high-tech networks including Wi-Fi, Voice and Data switching, Laser Fiber Optics, Voice over IP, and more
  • Maintain work equipment, machinery, and computer networks to enhance performance and user access
  • Implement security measures for computer or information systems
  • Analyze data to identify or resolve operational problems
  • Create electronic data backup to prevent loss of information
  • Coordinate project activities with other personnel or departments
  • Clean equipment, parts, or tools to repair or maintain them in good working order