Within 15 miles of Greensboro, students can find two 4-year schools and a lone 2-year, non-profit school that offers networking programs. Looking at school type, tuition and program offerings, the following school is regarded as a top local option for networking:
- Winner: Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC) is a public 2-year school with its main campus about 10 miles from Greensboro in Jamestown. This institution offers an associate's degree and a certificate in networking technology.
School Info Chart
|Category||Guilford Technical Community College|
|School Type||2-year, public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$2,462 (in-state), $8,606 (out-of-state)*|
|Networking Programs Offered||Certificate, Associate's|
|Networking Degrees and Certificates Awarded in 2013||12*|
|Most Popular Networking Program Level in 2013||Associate's (9 awarded)*|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||10%*|
|Noteworthy||GTCC awards more than $250,000 in scholarships to its students**|
Sources: *NCES College Navigator, **GTCC website
Guilford Technical Community College
- Students have access to multiple computer labs at the center for applied technologies
- The associate's degree and certificate program in networking may be completed online
- The associate's program prepares students for a number of networking certifications
Guilford Technical Community College's main campus is located in Jamestown and is attended by close to 14,000 students. This campus contains more than 20 different buildings, including the Applied Technologies Center.
GTCC offers an Associate of Applied Science in Networking Technology and a certificate in network routing. The 70-credit associate's program includes courses on routing, switching and security, in addition to a number of electives and general education requirements. The 15-credit certificate program includes five courses that cover operating systems, routing, switching and networking basics.