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Purpose

The Career Studies Certificate in Networking is designed for those individuals who are recent high school graduates or for individuals in the labor force who are seeking entry-level jobs in the area of networking.

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.

Networking Curriculum:

Total Minimum Credits 16-17
Program RequirementsDescriptionCredits
ITE 100Introduction to Information Systems3
ITN 101 or ITN 154Intro to Local Area Networks or Fundamentals of Networking 3-4
ITN 208 or ITN 155Protocols and communications 2 or Introduction to Routing – Cisco4
ITN 260Network Security Basics3
ITP 1200Java I3