Program Overview

Completion of this Certificate provides students with the knowledge and skills to analyze, test, troubleshoot, secure (cybersecurity) and evaluate existing network systems, such as local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. Students also learn how to perform network maintenance to ensure networks operate correctly with minimal interruption by designing, implementing, managing, and troubleshooting current industry equipment in real world scenarios. The program's focus is on direct employment skills and knowledge as a foundation in small to medium scale network infrastructure. An Associate Degree is also available. The Certificate of Achievement and Associate Degree are focused on developing entry-level careers and updating existing careers.

Program Requirements

Required Courses (27 units): Units
NETX 400 Introduction to Local Area Network 3 units
NETX 420 PC Configuration and Repair 6 units
NETX 430 Introduction to Routers 3 units
NETX 431 Network Switches - Concepts and Applications 3 units
NETX 432 Routing Concepts and Applications 3 units
NETX 435 Network Security 3 units
NETX 439 Troubleshooting the Internetwork 3 units
NETX 440 Introduction to Microsoft Server Administration 3 units
Plus a minimum of 9 units from the following: Units
ELEC 111 Introduction to Electronics Fundamentals 3 units
NETX 402 Cybersecurity Infrastructure Essentials 3 units
NETX 403 Cloud Infrastructure Essentials 3 units
NETX 405 Data Center Infrastructure Essentials 3 units
NETX 410 Structured Wiring and Cabling 3 units
NETX 411 Fiber Optics Technology 3 units
NETX 413 Wireless Local Area Networks 3 units
NETX 443 Introduction to Linux Administration 3.5 units
Total Required Units: 36 - 36.5