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Networking Option

Program Advisor: John Osthoff, 413-236-4616

The Networking Certificate Option of the Computer Science Program of study is designed to provide a foundation set of skills to begin a successful career in computer networking. The coursework will introduce the student to skills used throughout the Information Technology (IT) field, but will culminate with obtaining competencies oriented to becoming an entry level technician. This program can lead to an industry Certification (CCENT) and is the opening toward achieving higher- level computer networking certifications or academic degrees. Graduates will also have 26 credits towards the Computer information Systems - Networking Option A.S. Degree.

 

Graduation Requirements

To earn a certificate in this program, a student must complete all program credits and the additional requirements shown below.

Program

 

26 Credits

CIS 102

Fundamental Computer Literacy

4 Credits

CIS 124

C + + Programming 1

4 Credits

CIS 110

IT Essentials

4 Credits

CIS 155

Web Development 

3 Credits

CIS 180

Introduction to Networks 

4 Credits

CIS 181

Routing and Switching Essentials

4 Credits

ENG

English Composition/ Writing

3 Credits

Additional

As Shown

Demonstrated College-level skills in Reading and Writing  
Minimum Cumulative Average Overall     2.000
Minimum Cumulative Average In program                                            2.000

Suggested Block for Program Completion

The following is a suggestion for completing this program in one year. The actual time to complete the program may vary according to each student’s individual needs.

First Semester

 

12 Credits

CIS 102

Fundamental Computer Literacy

4 Credits

CIS 124

C + + Programming 1

4 Credits

CIS 110

IT Essentials

4 Credits

Second Semester

14 Credits

CIS 155

Web Development 

3 Credits

CIS 180

Introduction to Networks 

4 Credits

CIS 181

Routing and Switching Essentials

4 Credits

ENG

English Composition/ Writing

3 Credits

For information about typical program costs, student loan debt, graduation rates, and jobs associated with this program, read the Gainful Employment Disclosure