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					                            TECHNOLOGY DIVISION




C O M P U T E R N E T WO R K I N G T E C H N O L O G Y
                     Routing channels of communication




                            A BIT IS LESS THAN A BYTE.
     OKAY, THAT MAKES SENSE, BUT WHAT DO BITS AND BYTES HAVE TO
   DO WITH COMPUTERS? ORIGINALLY, NOTHING; BUT TODAY, EVERYTHING.
     A BIT IS A SMALL DATA UNIT WHILE A BYTE STRINGS A SERIES OF BITS
 TOGETHER FOR DISTRIBUTION THROUGH A NETWORK DESIGNED … BY WHOM?
                          THE ANSWER COULD BE YOU.
              And HACC has a telecommunication program to turn you
            into a networking guru and learn the protocol that is much in
            demand as the unstoppable multiplication of computerization
          becomes more and more a priority in the every facet of daily living.
                                                            BRIGHT FUTURE POSSIBLE
                                                            This program can put a student into the right position to secure a lucrative job
                                                            because it provides the fundamentals that conform to the high standards set by the
                                                            National Association of Communication Systems and the Computing Technology
      COMPUTER                                              Industry Association.
     NETWORKING                                             Design a network. Install a system. There is no shortage of work here because ways
     TECHNOLOGY                                             to send bits and bytes from computer to computer are essentials to transferring
                                                            information globally.

        Routing channels                                    And one routing system is not the same as another. A student needs to learn
        of communication                                    the terms being used and understand how local and area networks function.
                                                            HACC’s curriculum helps students become skilled as well as versed in the specialized
                                                            language that will put them in line to find work in industry in Central Pennsylvania
                                                            and beyond. HACC grads are landing jobs in consulting firms as well as private
                                                            companies and public organizations, says Douglas L. Brown, HACC assistant
When it comes to your education, there’s                    professor of networking technology.
no need to put yourself in a financial
hole for years to come. HACC provides
                                                            CHOOSE YOUR PATH
                                                            HACC offers two career paths in its computer networking technology program,
high-quality education at the lowest cost                   including a two-year associate in applied science degree or a shorter certificate program.
in the area. Find admissions information,                   An associate in applied science degree requires 70 credit hours, including:
tuition and a list of the 22 south-central
                                                            n 38 credit hours of the major, including desktop support, Windows Server
Pennsylvania school sponsoring districts                        courses, Novell NetWare, Linux or Unix Administration, systems analysis and
that pick up part of the tuition cost for                       design, network communication technology, fundamentals of telecommunication,
residents at www.hacc.edu.                                      technical aspects of operating network systems, internet working, installing and
                                                                troubleshooting PCs and electives,
HACC students receive more than
$120 million in financial aid annually.                     n 22 credit hours of English composition, business communications,
                                                                interpersonal communications, physical education and wellness, and electives,
To file an application for federal student
                                                            n 10-credit hours of other program specific electives.
aid, go to www.fafsa.gov.
                                                            The certificate program requires 38 credit hours, including:
To determine eligibility, contact Financial
                                                            n 32 credit hours of the major, including desktop support, Windows Server
Aid Services at (717) 780-2330.                                courses, Novell NetWare, Linux or Unix Administration, systems analysis and
For more information about the                                 design, network communication technology, fundamentals of telecommunication,
                                                               technical aspects of operating network systems, internet working, installing
computer networking technology program,                        and troubleshooting PCs and electives, and
call Assistant Professor Douglas L. Brown
                                                            n 6 credit hours of pertinent electives
at (717) 221-1347 or e-mail
dlbrown@hacc.edu.                                           BECOME MARKETABLE
                                                            It’s not good enough to learn without a goal to make yourself employable. HACC’s
                                                            program gives you a foundation on which to build by meeting industry needs in
www.hacc.edu                                                Pennsylvania. Demand for skilled employees is high, says Brown, adding “You can
                                                            make that work for you by getting the right training to be able to find jobs in
                                                            business offices, industry, public service and governmental agencies.”
                                                            The U.S Occupational Handbook predicts jobs will increase faster than the average
                                                            because this is an industry that keeps expanding and is expected to continue to grow.
                                                            Entry level pay is $36,000. Experience brings perks with pay escalating to $65,000
                                                            and higher. Opportunities also exist to transfer and seek management positions with
                                                            even higher salaries after seeking a bachelor degree, Brown says.

                                                            GET AN EARLY START
                                                            Those who want a taste of college while still in high school can look into HACC’s
                                                            College in the High School program, notes Ross Berger, director of Tech Prep
                                                            and Secondary Articulation.
                                                            “Students can earn up to 12 college credits for only $30 per credit at many high
       HACC does not discriminate in employment,            schools and vocational-technical schools in HACC’s service area,” he explains.
       student admissions, and student services on          Check with your local secondary and tech centers for a list of available courses.
       the basis of race, color, religion, age, political
       affiliation or belief, sex, national origin,
       ancestry, disability, place of birth, General
                                                            THE BENEFITS OF ATTENDING HACC
                                                            HACC offers students:
       Education Development Certification (GED),
       marital status, sexual orientation, gender           n flexibility to study part- or full-time while meeting obligations in the workplace;
       identity or expression, veteran status, or           n individual attention and remedial work to fulfill admission requirements, and
       any other legally protected classification.          n the ability to transfer credits earned to four-year institutions of higher learning.
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