Computer Networking Systems Degree Program in Knoxville, TN

There are few schools within 50 miles of Knoxville that have computer networking programs. Read an overview of three schools' programs, requirements and admission info, and find out which school is the right one for you.

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Knoxville Schools with Networking Systems Degree Programs

There are a few school options for students interested in pursuing a computer networking systems degree within 50 miles of downtown Knoxville. Students also might learn relevant networking skills in diploma programs. This article profiles three schools and their programs. It also includes a table that allows prospective students to compare important features of each school, such as enrollment and costs. At the end of the article is a brief paragraph of information about another school, around 50 miles from Knoxville, with a program of interest.

  • Students can pursue an associate's degree in networking from Pellissippi State Community College, which is 16 miles from downtown Knoxville.
  • Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Jacksboro, around 33 miles from Knoxville's downtown, offers a diploma program with networking courses for students interested in entering the networking field.
  • Roane State Community College, 44 miles from Knoxville, offers an associate's degree program with courses in networking.

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Comparison of Schools

The following table offers a comparison of the three schools profiled in this article. Students can use this information when weighing their options for a degree program.

Pellissippi State Community College Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Jacksboro Roane State Community College
School Type 2-year; public 2-year; public 2-year; public
Total Enrollment (Fall 2014) 10,099* 260* 5,832*
Campus Setting Large suburb Distant town Distant town
Tuition & Fees (2015-2016) $3,988 in-state; $15,388 out-of-state* $3,855* $3,906 in-state; $15,180 out-of-state*
% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2013-2014) 92%* 99%* 94%*
Acceptance Rate Open admission* Open admission* 99%*
Retention Rate for Full-Time Students (2013-2014) 56%* 79%* 58%*
Graduation Rate 15% (for students beginning in fall 2011)* 71% (for students beginning in 2011-2012)* 19% (for students beginning in fall 2011)*

Source: *NCES College Navigator

Pellissippi State Community College

The computer science and information technology program offers 3 specialties for students interested in obtaining a degree in the field. Other non-networking specializations include database design & development or programming.

Associate of Applied Science in Computer Science and Information Technology: Networking & Communications Systems

The program takes approximately 4 semesters, full-time to complete. Some required courses for the program include information technology, networking fundamentals, Windows, wireless technology, routing/switching configuration and database design. Hands-on work experience can also be earned in the program's required internship.

Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Jacksboro

The computer information technology department at Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Jacksboro offers three diploma programs for students looking to earn technical training and work towards earning industry certifications.

Diploma in Computer Information Technology

The diploma in computer information technology can prepare students for industry certifications in areas such as Network+ and A+. Required courses for the program include pro-networking, hardware and troubleshooting, operating systems and technology foundations. The program takes approximately 5 trimesters to complete.

Roane State Community College

The business management technology program from Roane State Community College offers a variety of possible specializations, including computer science, business administration, accounting and business management.

Associate of Applied Science in Business Management Technology: Computer Science

The Associate of Applied Science in Business Management Technology: Computer Science degree program from Roane State Community College provides students with a background in business as well as technical information technology skills. Students can receive training in a variety of topics, including computer networks, project management, databases, operating systems and website design. Required courses for the degree include programming, computer applications and Web fundamentals.

Other School Options

A computer networking degree program is also available at Walters State Community College, located 48 miles from downtown Knoxville.

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