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CISCO System Certificate


Curriculum provides similar classes to the degree program, however, there are no academic classes in the certificate. A student that commences study as a certificate student and later desires to complete the degree program will find that the classes taken for the certificate will readily transfer to the degree program.

Upon completion of the Level 1 Workforce Certificate, students will be able to:

  • Communicate technical issues related to computer networks through presentations and reports.
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of the OSI and TCP layered models.

Students successfully completing this program are eligible to sit for Cisco CCENT exam and CCNA Routing and Switching exam 200-125.

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The certificate can be completed through a mix of face-to-face and online classes. The program is designed to take one year, or 32 weeks, to complete, and is comprised of the following suggested pathway or course of study.

Certificate Requirements

First Semester
ITSC 1316 LINUX INSTALLATION AND CONFIGURATION 3 credit hours
ITNW 1358 NETWORK+ 3 credit hours
ITCC 1414 CCNA 1: INTRODUCTION TO NETWORKS 4 credit hours
ITCC 1440 CCNA 2: ROUTING AND SWITCHING ESSENTIALS 4 credit hours
Total Credit Hours: 14
Second Semester
ITCC 2412 CCNA 3: SCALING NETWORKS 4 credit hours
ITCC 2413 CCNA 4: CONNECTING NETWORKS 4 credit hours
ITNW 1308 IMPLEMENTING AND SUPPORTING CLIENT SYSTEMS 3 credit hours
ITNW 1353 SUPPORTING NETWORK SERVER INFRASTRUCTURE 3 credit hours
EECT 1300 TECHNICAL CUSTOMER SERVICE 3 credit hours
Total Credit Hours: 17

Total Credit Hours: 31

Capstone Requirement: Students completing the certificate must pass a comprehensive program exam with a score of 70% or higher to satisfy the capstone requirement. Exam must be scheduled with the Department Chair.