This certificate is designed to prepare students to develop the skills to plan, install, configure and troubleshoot a computer network operating systems and network hardware. It also prepares students to perform diagnostic procedures to troubleshoot network malfunctions, implement/manage network security, organize, and support an organization’s computer network systems, including local area networks (LANs), and wide area networks (WANs).
Upon completion of the required courses with at least a “C” grade or better in each course, the student will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement, Computer and Networking Specialist (Network+).
This is a new certificate from a revised program and at this time we do not have any data to provide. But would like to anticipate within 2 years that there would be between 20-25 completers. This could also be effected by the creation of a degree.
The Computer and Network Specialist Certificate of Achievement provides students with the knowledge, training, and hands-on experience to pursue a career as a computer networking technician/specialist. Students completing this certificate of achievement will possess a fundamental understanding of computer networks, basic networking and internet working concepts, including networking protocols, security, and computer network hardware, preparing students to enter the workforce as a technician/specialist in business, government, and or education. Completion of this certificate provides opportunity for employment in the information technology industry with specialization in the computer networking field through knowledge of computer hardware, software and networks. Employment opportunities include computer network support specialists, technical support specialists, computer network administrator, and computer system administrator.
The program requirements for this COA will include 5 courses total, for
17 units. The program requirements will be met in 2 years orless based on course offering frequency. CBIS 1, which is recommended preparation for CBIS 13, is scheduled to be offered every semester to allow entry into the program in any semester. All of the program required courses offer both lecture and lab hours for both theory and practical learning.
(Y1 or S1)
|CBIS 1||Computer Concepts||4||All years/semesters|
|CBIS 13||Management Information Systems||3||Fall of Years 1/2 and summer of Year 2|
|CBIS 15||Information Networking||3||Fall and Summer of Year 1, Spring of Year 2|
|CBIS 22A||Business Operating Software: Using UNIX||3||Fall Year 1|
|CSIS 10||Computer Architecture||4||Fall Year 2|
Diann Thursby · 01/14/20
Received regional recommendation at 01-13-2020 IEDRC Deans Meeting.