Gainful Employment

Purpose: The Career Studies Certificate in Advanced Networking is designed for those individuals who are recent high school graduates or for individuals in the labor force who are seeking jobs in networking that require professional certification (Network +/CCNA).

Occupational Objectives: Network Specialist, Network Technician, and Network Administrator.

Admission Requirements: In addition to the admission requirements established for the College, all entering students will be required to take placement tests in math, writing, and reading to aid in placing students in the appropriate courses. Students who do not meet required placement levels must enroll in developmental studies courses. Students are urged to consult with counselors or faculty advisors in planning their programs. Students seeking a network certificate should discuss their needs with an IST advisor before registering.

Advanced Networking Curriculum:

Program Requirements   Credits
ITN 260 Network Security Basics 3
ITN 154 Fundamentals of Networking, Router Basics, and Configuration — Cisco 4
ITN 155 Switching, Wireless, and WAN Technologies – Cisco 4
ITN 156 Basic Switching and Routing — Cisco 4
ITN 157 WAN Technologies — Cisco 3
Total Minimum Credits   18