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:

Total Minimum Credits 18
Program RequirementsDescriptionCredits
ITD 260Network Security Basics3
ITN 154Fundamentals of Networking, Router Basics, and Configuration — CISCO4
ITN 155Switching, Wireless, and WAN Technologies – CISCO4
ITN 156Basic Switching and Routing – CISCO4
ITN 157WAN Technologies – CISCO3