Computer Networking (Certificate)

This certificate will provide the students with the necessary skills to design and manage a local area network. Upon completion of the certificate, the student, in addition to acquiring an understanding of the basic data communication concepts, will be proficient in the basic skills to manage networks. Students completing the certificate may pursue careers in network support and administration. Students continuing into a two-year degree program are advised to consult the requirements for either the CIS, INM or BUS Applied Science degree programs. Prior to entry into the program the student should have a basic computer literacy.

A Certificate is awarded upon completion of the requirements for this program.

Students who successfully complete the Certificate in Computer Networking (CNC) will be able to:

  • Demonstration an appreciation of the breadth and complexity of the IT communication field;
  • Identify and describe the necessary required skills in each of the segments in the IT industry communication sector;
  • Design an effective LAN and WAN;
  • Manage, maintain and optimize a LAN;
  • Demonstrate proficiency in Linux and Windows;
  • Demonstrate the technical and business aspects of the Internet;
  • Implement routing principles.

Courses should be selected in consultation with an advisor.

Gainful Employment Disclosure for this program.

First Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
CIS 100 CIS Introductory Seminar 1
CIS 111 Computer Systems and Applications 3
CIS 117 Data Communication Concepts 3
CIS 216 Windows Server 3
CIS 160 Career Seminar, Career Exploration (a) 2
TOTAL   15

Second Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
ENG 101 Composition I 3
CIS 218 Routing and Switching Technology 3
CIS 107 OR Conducting Business on the Internet OR  
CIS 108 Conducting Research on the Internet  3
CIS 217 OR Advanced Server OR 3
CIS 226 OR Advanced UNIX/LINUX  
CIS 150 Information Management Security OR  
CIS 161 Career Seminar, Career Advancement (a) 2
Elective (b)   3
TOTAL   17

a. The cooperative education experience requires 10 hours per week of related work experience.

b. Students must select courses from: ACC, BUS, CIS, MAT. Students wishing to become familiar with computer programming are encouraged to register for CIS 113.