School and Ranking Information
Most of the schools within 25 miles of Fremont that offer degrees in computer networking are public institutions. Based on number of programs, available resources and cost of tuition, the following school is considered the top choice in the area for computer networking:
- Winner: Ohlone College is located in Fremont, CA. This institution awards an Associate of Science in Network Administration, a network administration certificate and a Cisco Certified Network Associate certificate.
School Info Chart
|School Type||2-year; public|
|Tuition & Fees (2014-2015)||Undergrad: $1,162 (in-state); $6,394 (out-of-state)*|
|Networking and Telecommunications Degrees Offered||Certificate; Associate's|
|Networking and Telecommunications Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013||22*|
|Most Popular Networking and Telecommunications Degree Level in 2013||Certificate*|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2010 Entering Class||36%*|
|Noteworthy||The CISCO Network Academy granted Ohlone an Exceptional Support Service award**|
Sources: *NCES College Navigator, **Ohlone College
- Students who complete the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certificate are eligible to take the CCNA test
- Ohlone is part of the Microsoft DreamSpark program, meaning students can receive free Microsoft software
- Ohlone is a Cisco Network Academy, Microsoft IT Academy and VMware Authorized Academy, among many other alliances and certifications
Established in 1965, Ohlone College offers 177 degree and certificate programs to around 16,000 students. The college has campuses in both Fremont and Newark.
In the Associate of Science in Network Administration program, students complete courses in topics like routing protocols, network security and Windows server administration. Students must also complete a professional work experience. Students must complete 12 credit hours to earn the certificate in Cisco Certified Network Associate, which also leads to professional certification. The program gives an overview of networks, including routing protocols, switching essentials and network connections. The certificate in network administration is a 23-credit program that offers courses like network fundamentals, network security and Windows server installation.