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Computer Network Systems Certificate

Level 1 Workforce 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..

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 1325 PERSONAL COMPUTER HARDWARE 3 credit hours
ITNW 1358 NETWORK+ 3 credit hours
ITSC 1316 LINUX INSTALLATION AND CONFIGURATION 3 credit hours
ITNW 1313 COMPUTER VIRTUALIZATION 3 credit hours
ITNW 1308 IMPLEMENTING AND SUPPORTING CLIENT SYSTEMS 3 credit hours
Total Credit Hours: 15
Second Semester
ITSY 1342 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SECURITY 3 credit hours
EECT 1300 TECHNICAL CUSTOMER SERVICE 3 credit hours
ITNW 1353 SUPPORTING NETWORK SERVER INFRASTRUCTURE 3 credit hours
ITNW 1354 IMPLEMENTING AND SUPPORTING SERVER ENVIRONMENT 3 credit hours
Total Credit Hours: 12

* Capstone for this certificate will consist of passing a comprehensive departmental exam.

Total Credit Hours: 27

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.