Gainful Employment

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:

Program Requirements   Credits
ITE 100 Introduction to Information Systems 3
ITN 101 or ITN 154 Intro to Local Area Networks or Fundamentals of Networking 3-4
ITN 208 or ITN 155 Protocols and Communications 2 or Introduction to Routing – Cisco 3
ITN 260 Network Security Basics 3
ITP 120 JAVA I 3
Total Minimum Credits   16-17