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Computer Information Systems: Networking Specialist

This program is designed to prepare students for employment in business, industry and government. Computer network specialists are responsible to oversee the design, administration, and security of organization network infrastructure. In addition to the training provided by the certificates for networking, networking specialist and networking professional, the degree provides a stronger background in business.

Work and Employment

Computer network specialists are employed by all sectors of the economy including the communications industry. Network professionals are employed in large and small organizations with diverse responsibilities including supervision of computer network specialists.

Special Considerations

Computer network specialists must have the following skills and aptitudes: communicate well, work under pressure, show good judgment, be systematic and accurate. A clear understanding of computer technology and internetworking is important.

Program Contacts at Sauk Valley Community College
Academic Advising, 815/835-6354; Dr. Mary Lou Kidder, Professor of Computer Information Systems, 815/835-6358; Kevin Megill, Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems, 815/835-6251; Valarie Sleger, Professor of Computer Information Systems, 815/835-6388.

Estimated Program Cost

The following figures are based on 2017-18 tuition and fee rates and the course fees in the Class Schedule for the required number 64 credit hours.

In-DistrictOut-of-DistrictOut-of-State
Tuition $7,872.00 $21,248.00 $24,448.00
Fees $744.00 $744.00 $744.00
Course Fees * $205.00 * $205.00 * $205.00
Total Tuition and Fees $8,821.00 $22,197.00 $25,397.00

* Note: Course fees may vary depending upon the classes that a student completes within an academic program. The course fee above is only an estimation and represents the maximum course fees possible; it is likely that course fees will be lower than the estimation above.