California Computer Networking Schools

California Computer Networking Info

California, the Mecca of Technology, pays its computer networkers more than almost any other state. Being responsible for the planning, organizing, executing and maintaining of California’s computer networks are all in a day’s work.

california computer networking schools

Budget crisis or not, California computer networking will continue to be in high demand in the Silicone Valley. With almost 35,000 employed in computer networking, California leads the way with the most employed in this particular IT discipline.

Those looking to get into computer networking in California State can expect to be working in some of the settings below:

  • Healthcare – Dentist Offices, Doctor Offices and Hospitals
  • Corporate Business – Primarily Communications
  • Corporate Infrastructures
  • Wireless Carriers
  • Education – California Schools:  Colleges, Universities, Secondary and Elementary

Computer Networking Careers & Salaries in California

The US Dept of Labor shows California as having one of the highest average salaries for computer networking in the country, $77,800 in 2008. California is the 3rd highest paying state for computer networking, behind New Jersey and New York.

Also, two of the five top paying metropolitan areas are California regions – San Jose, Sunnyvale and Santa Clara and San Francisco, San Matteo and Redwood City.

A list of average California computer networking salaries is available below:

Position Monthly Annualy
IT Installer $1,833 $22,000
Wireless Networking Engineer $7,083 $85,000
Support Technician $2,667 $32,000
IT Sales Rep $4,250 $51,000

Schools offering both online and campus-based education programs in Calfornia:



Campus Schools:

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ABCO Technology
Campus Locations:   Inglewood
Programs: Networking


California College San Diego
Campus Locations:   San Marcos | National City | San Diego
Programs: Computer Technology & Networking (AAS) , Computer Science - Networking and Information Systems Security (BS)


Milan Institute
Campus Locations:   Visalia
Programs: Computer & Network Technician


Mayfield College
Campus Locations:   Cathedral City
Programs: Computer Support Technician



Online Schools:

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Purdue University Global
Online Programs:   AAS in Information Technology - Network Administration , BS in Information Technology - Network Administration


Colorado Technical University Online
Online Programs:   Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - Network Management , Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - Security , Master of Science in Management - Information Systems Security , more...


American Intercontinental University Online
Online Programs:   Bachelor's (BIT) - Network Administration


ECPI University
Online Programs:   Cyber and Network Security - Bachelor's , Network Security - Associate's


Northcentral University
Online Programs:   Doctor of Philosophy in Technology and Innovation Management (PhD-TIM) - Cybersecurity