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Network Infrastructure Specialist

Career Studies Certificate

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Construct a career in network infrastructure

Earn valuable industry credentials

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Computer network infrastructure includes the hardware and software resources of a computer network, enabling its various operations. Well-trained network infrastructure specialists are crucial to the smooth running of computer networks and are much in demand.

As a network infrastructure specialist, you will have the skills to:

  • install and configure a network
  • optimize Wide Area Networks (WANs) through Internet access solutions that reduce bandwidth and lower costs
  • configure routers and switches
  • design and implement wireless solutions
  • secure networks


TCC graduates may find employment as network infrastructure administrators, specialists, analysts, or engineers.

Certify your skills

Earn valuable industry credentials! Course work in this program qualifies you to sit for such industry certification exams as Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA).

Go further

Apply all of the credits you earn in this program to TCC's Associate of Applied Science in Information Systems Technology.

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Tuition assistance such as financial aid, scholarships, work-study, grants and loans can help you save money and reduce college debt.

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Courses include Studies in Infrastructure Security, focusing on security principles and technologies.

Evening and hybrid classes offered

Learn from industry professionals in the Advanced Technology Center on the Virginia Beach Campus, which houses 26 individual workstations

Median annual salary

Jobs related to this field pay a median annual salary of $61,360*

Power up!

If you want to get into the information technology field, or advance in your current IT career, an industry credential can be your ticket to success. (TCC CareerFocus magazine)

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What does this program cost?

TCC's Career Studies Certificate in Network Infrastructure Specialist consists of 3 semesters of part-time study, with classes held mainly on the Virginia Beach Campus.

Estimated Program Cost*:
27-28 credits x $181.10 per credit = $4,889.70 - $5,070.80 (not including textbooks and supplies)
*Based on Fall 2017 in-state tuition. Your actual cost may differ.

Where can you go?

You may find employment or gain promotion in your current position, and you can apply the credits you earn toward TCC’s Associate of Applied Science in Information Systems Technology.

You may also transfer to a four-year school to work toward a bachelor’s of science in information technology or another related field.

Is this program for you?

Yes, if you:

  • have a basic working knowledge of computer systems
  • enjoy detail-oriented work
  • enjoy working with clients/public

* Salary estimate is provided for comparison purposes only and doesn’t constitute a promise of employment or earnings. Salaries were calculated based on related job codes and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data.