School and Ranking Information
Charleston has non-profit schools for students to attend with academic programs related to networking, containing 4-year schools and a 2-year school. Due to program breadth and tuition, this is the best school in the area for networking studies:
- Winner: Trident Technical College is a public 2-year school that's among the top certificate-awarding community colleges in the country. This institution offers an associate's degree and a number of certificates in networking.
School Info Chart
|Category||Trident Technical College|
|Rankings||#19 for top certificate-producing institutions nationally (2014)*|
|School Type||2-year, public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$3,822 (in-district), $7,210 (out-of-state)**|
|Networking Programs Offered||Certificate, Associate's|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2010 Entering Class||10%**|
|Noteworthy||TCC is a Cisco Networking Academy|
Sources: *Community College Week, **NCES College Navigator
Trident Technical College
- Cisco Certified Network Associate certificate graduates have a 100% employment rate following program completion
- The A+ and Network+ tech and Microsoft network certificates are available online
- Multiple computer labs are available to TCC students
Trident Technical College is attended by more than 17,000 students pursuing certificates and associate's degrees. This school has more than 10 different academic divisions, including the Division of Business Technology.
The Division of Business Technology offers an Associate in Applied Science in Network Systems Management with courses on Cisco routers and Linux and some of the electives include Cisco troubleshooting and cyber crimes. The A+ and Network+ tech certificate includes courses on network administration and data assurance. In the computer network technician certificate program, students learn about Linux administration as well as LAN support. Further networking offerings include ones for Microsoft network operations, security and Unix. The business technology division also offers Cisco Certified Network Associate and Cisco Certified Network Professional Certificates.