Network Technician Certificate


Network Technician

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Total Program Credits: 12

The Network Technician Certificate prepares students for entry-level positions in PC installation, maintenance and repair professions. Computer network technicians maintain, resolve, and supervise the use of LANs and WANs, besides establishing and maintaining the internet, intranets, and extranets of an organization. This program also prepares students to take the CompTIA Network+ certification exam.

Stackable Certificate:

A+ Microcomputer Technician Certificate

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Network Technician Certificate program the graduate will be able to:

  1. Design and install computer networks, connections and cabling.
  2. Identify benefits and drawbacks of existing network configurations.
  3. Troubleshoot system failures and identify roadblocks in the network.
  4. Implement network security, standards and protocols and evaluate network performance to improve the network.

(Fall 2022)

Placement Measures

Program Map for Students

Semester One: Fall

CIS 101 Computer Systems & Business Applications

Core Course


CIS 102 Professional Information Technology and Computer Science

Core Course


CIS 105 A+ PC Hardware & Software

Core Course


CIS 106 A+ PC Maintenance & Repair

Core Course


CIS 210 # Data Communications & Networking Fundamentals

Core Course


Total Semester Credits:12
Next StepsMeet with your Academic Advisor to finalize your academic plan for graduation and register for stackable certificate/degree (option).
Submit graduation petition by deadline (check for the specific date in catalog or syllabus.)
See CIS course descriptions.

Chairperson: TBA, Ext. 3395, email: TBA

General Education Communications, Fine Arts, Humanities, Life Science, Mathematics, Physical Science, Social and Behavioral Science (see individual degree requirements).
Core Course Course(s) listed in a semester the student is required to take.
Program Elective Course(s) that faculty recommend and are listed in the ‘Program Electives’ section (if any) for this program. If intending to transfer, choose courses accepted by your transfer institution.
General Elective Course(s) chosen by the student, if needed, above and beyond core courses and program electives (if any), to complete the Program Total Credits.
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