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Computer Networking

Program Description

This certificate is designed for those individuals who desire an understanding of personal computer networks and their use in the workplace. The course of study will provide the student with a thorough knowledge of local area network design, network management, installation, servicing and support. Students will possess an understanding of PC network technology and programming, set-up, communications, utilities, and system management.

Program Requirements

Course No. Title Credits
CSC*H205 Visual Basic I
CSC*H113 Programming I 3
CST*H120 Intro to Operating Systems 3
CST*H130 Network Essentials I 3
Three Elective Courses (9 credits) from this list
CST*H235 Network Systems 3
CST*H236 Advanced Network Systems 3
CST*H239 Servicing & Support of LANS 3
CST*H274 Network Security Technology 3
CST*H248 Practices in Security Management 3
CSC*H101 Introduction to Computers 3
Total Credit Hours 18

Please see advisor for alternative classes.


Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Provide the student with the personal computer skills necessary to effectively function in today’s workplace.
  2. Offer a “hands-on” learning experience in the personal computer networking software most commonly used in business and industry.
  3. Provide the opportunity for a more advanced technical understanding of personal computer local area networks, their design, installation and management.
  4. Provide entry-level opportunities to individuals seeking positions requiring computer networking skills.
  5. Upgrade the personal computer knowledge and skills of individuals currently employed.

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