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Which Vermont Schools Offer Computer Networking Training Programs?

Learn about computer networking training programs in Vermont. Get information about degrees available and admission and program requirements to make an informed decision about your education.

Are you interested in pursuing a career in computer networking? Vermont offers a variety of degree program options depending on your educational needs.

What You Need to Know

Computer network training can be found in associate's, bachelor's, and master's degree programs. These programs typically focus on disciplines like network administration, information security or technology, or computer science. They can be offered online, and some prepare you to pass industry certification exams. Master's degree programs can be more specialized, focusing in areas like digital forensic science or management.

Associate's Degree Program in Vermont

Community College of Vermont

This program trains you in routing, local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and network security. You'll become familiar with Cisco, Linux, and Windows systems, in addition to database management systems. All of the training is online except for the Cisco courses and one personal computer hardware class meeting. This program prepares you to take A+, Linux+, and Network + certification exams. This school also offers an associate's degree program in computer systems management, which includes networking courses.

  • Program Name: Associate of Applied Science in Network Administration
  • Program Length: 2 years, full-time
  • Tuition and Fees: $7,120 for VT residents, $14,090 for out-of-state students (2018-2019)
  • School Type: 2-year, public; 5,378 (all undergraduates)

Bachelor's Degree Programs in Vermont

Champlain College

Networking and security courses address topics like wireless networking, network programming, exchange servers, cyber defense, and virtualization. You can also complete lab courses that give you hands-on training working with LAN and WAN systems. In addition to choosing an area of specialization, you also have minor options, such as computer and digital forensics, communication, and information systems management. This school also offers an online bachelor's degree program in network security and administration and an online certificate program in computer networking.

  • Program Name: Bachelor of Science in Computer Networking and Information Security
  • Specialization Areas: Systems administration or cyber security
  • Program Length: 4 years, full-time
  • Tuition and Fees: $41,010 (2018-2019)
  • Admission Requirements: 2 letters of recommendation
  • School Type: 4-year, private not-for-profit; 3,800 undergraduates and 731 graduate students

University of Vermont

These computer science programs include courses that provide an overview of computers and programs. However, you can also learn about networking through advanced elective courses covering computer networking, network security, and artificial neural networks. The BS program calls for additional math and computer science courses beyond the BA program requirements.

  • Program Name: Bachelor of Science (BS) or Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Computer Science
  • Program Length: 4 years, full-time
  • Tuition and Fees: $18,276 for VT residents; $42,516 non-residents (2018-2019)
  • Prerequisites: Programs in the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences may have additional requirements beyond the minimum high school courses
  • Admission Requirements: 1 letter of recommendation
  • School Type: 4-year, public; 11,328 undergraduates and 2,067 graduate students

Vermont Technical College

This program teaches students about a wide range of technology and information systems used in the modern business world. You learn computer networking fundamentals and applications of networking principles in system development. Courses cover topics like advanced network architecture, principles of routing and wide area networks. Creating a software system is a graduation requirement. This school also has an associate's degree program in computer information technology that teaches networking concepts.

  • Program Name: Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Technology
  • Program Length: 4 years, full-time
  • Tuition and Fees: $15,108 for VT residents; $27,780 for non-residents (2018-2019)
  • Admission Requirements: Letters of recommendation and a work/extracurricular activities resume
  • School Type: 4-year, public; 1,632 (all undergraduates)

Master's Degree Programs in Vermont

Champlain College

In this school's digital forensic programs, you'll be trained in performing digital investigations. Network forensics issues are covered in the MSDFS program, and you can learn to analyze network traffic trends as well as manipulate network infrastructure like firewalls, routers, and switches to collect information. The MSDFM program teaches you advanced network security techniques. You're also trained in recovering information and responding to incidents affecting organizations' networks. Many students complete these programs on a part-time schedule. Digital forensic science courses are offered both online and on-campus.

  • Program Name: Master of Science in Digital Forensic Science (MSDFS) or Master of Science in Digital Forensic Management (MSDFM)
  • Program Length: 36 credit hour
  • Tuition: $14,310 (2018-2019)
  • Prerequisites: Bachelor's degree with strong grade point average
  • Admission Requirements: Resume, essay, letter of recommendation, and personal interview
  • School Type: 4-year, private not-for-profit; 3,800 undergraduates and 731 graduate students

University of Vermont

Your number of required credits in this program depends on whether you choose the thesis, project, or coursework option. You can take the same networking courses as students in the bachelor's program, though you may have to complete additional projects. There are also graduate-level courses covering complex network modeling, network architecture, network design, and network algorithms. All students must pass a comprehensive examination. This university also has a 5-year accelerated computer science master's program in which you'd earn both a bachelor's and master's degree.

  • Program Name: Master of Science in Computer Science
  • Program Length: 30-33 credits; maximum of 3-5 years, depending on full- or part-time status
  • Tuition and Fees: $13,272 for VT residents, $31,452 for non-residents (2018-2019, excludes fees)
  • Prerequisites: Bachelor's degree and specific computer science and math courses
  • Admission Requirements: Statement of purpose, 3 letters of reference, and Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores
  • School Type: 4-year, public; 11,328 undergraduates and 2,067 graduate students

There are associate, bachelor's and master's computer networking degree programs available at colleges in Vermont.