Certificate Code: 5578
This certificate is offered at the Quad-Cities Campus.
The Network Technician certificate program prepares students for entry into the rapidly growing field of computer networking. Computer hardware, data communications, and networked systems are investigated and assessed. Students install, set up, diagnose, repair, and maintain computers, networking hardware and software in a hands-on environment. An internship in the second semester provides a valuable opportunity for on-the-job experience with skilled technicians.
Students starting this program and wishing to continue their education can do so with the Computer Specialist- Network Administration Track AAS.
Students who complete this program will be qualified for such positions as network administrator, network technician, and network support specialist.
Course of Study Outline – Suggested Courses (Credit Hours)
COER 116 — Microcomputer Hardware (3)
NETW 120 — Basic Computer Networks (3)
NETW 125 — Cisco I (3)
NETW 210 — Windows Workstation – fall only (3)
COER 112 — Microcomputer Operating Systems (3)
NETW 145 — Cisco II (3)
NETW 170 — Intro to Information Security (3)
NETW 215 — Windows Server - spring only (3)
NETW 255 — Advanced Networking/N+ Prep - spring only (3)
COER 125 — Seminar (1)
NETW 216 — Windows Network Environment (3)
Minimum total hours required for certificate (31)