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Business, Management, Marketing, & Technology Pathway
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Networking Specialist Certificate

Networking involves the hardware, software and communication channels necessary to allow computers to talk to each other. Students will study various components of computer networking. Each 200-level networking class helps prepare students with the skills and knowledge to take vendor-sponsored certification exams. Students who pass the related core exams will be CompTIA Network+ certified and recognized as a Microsoft® Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA). Students who pass the appropriate related elective exam can also achieve the premier certifications of Microsoft® Certified System Engineer (MCSE) and Certified Cisco Network Administrator (CCNA). Nearly all organizations of any size use computer networks to leverage their core competencies. These organizations need trained networking specialists to install, maintain and troubleshoot their networks. The CompTIA and Microsoft® certifications are recognized as industry standards and are required by many employers.

This program also consists of the foundational courses needed for an associate degree.

Minimum credits32
Minimum cumulative GPA2.0
Minimum grade in all courses2.0
Minimum JC credits15
MACRAO AgreementNo

General Education Requirements - 7 Credits

Take the following:

Networking Specialist Core Requirements - 25 Credits

Take the following:

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* You may meet this prerequisite based on your course placement, ACT score or successful college coursework. Visit our web site for current assessment options and requirements.

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