Virginia College in Savannah Announces New Network Technician Program

Oct 16, 2013

SAVANNAH, Ga. - October 16, 2013 - Virginia College in Savannah is pleased to announce the launch of its new Network Technician program at its campus located at 14045 Abercorn St., Suite 1503. Enrollment opened this month, and classes will start in January 2014.

The Network Technician program is designed to prepare students for a technical career in the information technology field. Through this program, students will receive instruction on how to operate, install, configure, troubleshoot, upgrade and maintain personal computers and computer networks as well as basic network security.

"It's a pleasure to announce the start our new Network Technician program," said Kristan Ryan, Savannah campus president. "This new program will provide hands-on learning experiences to prepare future graduates with a solid background of practical training directly related to the computer/network service job markets."

This program will help prepare the students for the CompTIA A+, Network+ and Security+ certifications, in addition to the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification.

"Upon successful completion of this program, graduates should be able to configure wired and wireless networks, apply basic network security configurations and troubleshoot operating systems, among other skills," said Ryan.

Completion of the Network Technician program can take as little as nine months. Some of the careers available in this field are help desk analyst, computer user support specialist or computer network support specialist. Professionals in this area will provide support for computer software and hardware, smart phones, tablets and other devices. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics 2012 wage data and 2010-2020 employment projections, jobs in this area are are projected to grow an average to 10-19%.  The Virginia College Career Services team will assist students in developing job-search skills and open doors to employment for the ever-growing computer support specialist field.

For more information about the Network Technician program, visit To learn more about Virginia College in Savannah, call (912) 721-5600 or visit

About Virginia College and Education Corporation of America

Birmingham, Ala.-based Education Corporation of America is a leader in the post-secondary career school market with current enrollment of over 19,000 students. Holdings include Virginia College, founded in 1983, a private institution of higher education that offers non-degree and associate's, bachelor's and master's degree programs in the areas of Health and Medical, Business, Information Technology, Interior Design, Computer Design, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts and more with locations in 25 different cities in the following states: Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. Virginia College also offers classes online via and operates Culinard, the Culinary Institute of Virginia College. Golf Academy of America schools in California, Arizona, South Carolina, Texas and Florida as well as Ecotech Institute in Colorado, which is the first and only college focused on preparing students for careers in renewable energy and sustainable design. These schools are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) which is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

ECA also owns and operates the New England College of Business and Finance in Massachusetts a full online college which is regionally accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and is licensed by Massachusetts Department of Higher Education.

For more information, contact Diane Worthington at or (205) 329-7911.