Gail Edwards, instructor and chair for the Lenoir Community College Networking Technology program, recently attended the Cisco Networking Academy Conference in San Jose, California. While there, she received training in new Cisco curriculums, cloud computing, virtualization, and certifications. Participating in this event helps insure that the Cisco Academy through LCC stays current in the ever-changing technology field. LCC is in its 12th year of successfully hosting a Cisco Networking Academy. Students who complete all levels are prepared to sit for the CCNA certification exam.
The Networking Technology curriculum prepares individuals for employment supporting network infrastructure environments. Students will learn how to use technologies to provide reliable transmission and delivery of data, voice, image, and video communications in business, industry, and education. Course work includes design, installation, configuration, and management of network infrastructure technologies and network operating systems. Emphasis is placed on the implementation and management of network software and the implementation and management of hardware such as switches and routers. Graduates may find employment in entry-level jobs as local area network managers, network operators, network analysts, and network technicians. Graduates may also be qualified to take certification examinations for various network industry certifications, depending on their local program.
New to the Academy offerings for our Computer Information Technology students, is a track for small office networking. With this track, the CIT student will now graduate with the knowledge to work in and maintain a small office network for businesses.
For more information about this program, contact Gail Edwards at 527-6223, ext. 611.