School and Ranking Information
Most of the schools with networking programs within 10 miles of Long Beach are for-profit institutions, including less-than-2-year, 2-year and 4-year types. According to school type, tuition and program offerings, the following school is regarded as one of the best options around Long Beach for an education related to network systems administration:
- Winner: Long Beach City College (LBCC) is a 2-year public school with academic offerings in the discipline. This school offers certificates and an associate's degree in networking.
School Info Chart
|Category||Long Beach City College|
|Rankings||#14 for top certificate-producing institutions in the nation (2014)*|
|Location||Long Beach, CA|
|School Type||2-year, public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$1,182 (in-state), $6,702 (out-of-state)**|
|Networking Programs Offered||Certificate, Associate's|
|Networking Degrees and Certificates Awarded in 2013||13**|
|Most Popular Networking Program Level in 2013||Certificate (10 awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2010 Entering Class||18%**|
|Noteworthy||LBCC hosts the Computer Science Club***|
Sources: *Community College Week, **NCES College Navigator, ***LBCC website
Long Beach City College
- Students in the department dedicated to computer and office studies have access to multiple study centers
- Some networking courses can be taken online
- The Computer and Office Studies Department features a service learning program to increase students' learning opportunities
Long Beach City College's enrollment exceeds 30,000 students between its two campuses, the Pacific Coast and Liberal Arts Campuses. LBCC offers its students roughly 900 total courses between its certificates and associate's programs.
The Computer and Office Studies Department offers an Associate of Science in Computer Networking, multiple Certificates of Accomplishment as well as a Certificate of Achievement in Computer Networking. The AS includes courses on wireless communication and network security, and students select a track from the options including Linux, cyber security and Microsoft. The department also offers a Microsoft Windows networking certificate and network technician certificate.
The Electrical Technology Department also offers certificates in the field. The network installation and design option examines cabling installation and Cisco networking. Another certificate option presented by the department is the cabling specialist certificate.