The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Computer System Configuration and Support, Network program is designed to prepare students for entry-level computer maintenance, help desk, and network technician jobs with an emphasis on networking. The courses focus on the development of knowledge and skills in computer and network technologies including system components, installation, system configuration, peripheral devices, and notebooks. Emphasis is placed on elements of a data network, network components, and use of a network. This program helps prepare students for the CompTIA A+ and Network+ certification exams. Students who complete this program may seek employment in a variety of environments. Students can also pursue additional Certificates of Completion (CCLs) in a variety of specializations within the information technology field to deepen their knowledge and skills and help prepare them for multiple industry certification examinations. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Network and Systems Administration is also available.
This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.
Students who pursue this Certificate of Completion (CCL) should have a basic level of computer literacy including navigating the internet and computer systems or take CIS105 as indicated in the required courses. Students with the requisite skills may have the CIS105 requirement waived by permission of the Program Director.
All courses within the Required Courses and Restricted Electives areas are not applicable if taken more than five (5) years prior to the completion of the program. Consult with an Academic Advisor or Program Director for exceptions.
This program replaces: CCL/5909 Computer Hardware and Network Support
|Course #||Course Title||Credits|
|CIS105||Survey of Computer Information Systems (3) OR|
|Permission of program director (0)||0-3|
|BPC170||A+ Exam Prep: Computer Hardware Configuration and Support||3|
|BPC270||A+ Exam Prep: Operating System Configuration and Support||3|
|CIS190||Introduction to Local Area Networks (3) OR|
|CNT140AB||Introduction to Networks (4)||3-4|
- Assess computer hardware and software using critical thinking, industry standard tools, and best practices to demonstrate proper installation, configuration, maintenance, troubleshooting, and service. (BPC170, BPC270, CIS105)
- Demonstrate proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation applications. (CIS105)
- Assess operating systems using critical thinking, industry standard tools, and best practices to demonstrate proper installation, configuration, maintenance, troubleshooting, and service. (BPC270, CIS105)
- Explain networking concepts including topologies, IP addressing, protocols, and basic design. (CIS190, CNT140AB)
- Demonstrate the skills required to install, configure, administer and troubleshoot a data network. (CIS190, CNT140AB)
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