Computer Networking

School of Engineering and Computing

Demand for information technology professionals is strong and growing. Jobs in computer networking are projected to grow as fast as average or faster, with earnings potential above average salaries. The work can be often found across industries and is needed in both small and large organizations. Employees with these skills are highly valued.

The Computer Networking certificate is for students who have already completed an associate degree or higher, who are seeking to expand their skill set to change or enhance their careers. This certificate offers a solid background in network design and administration for a student looking for a career in networking. Students completing the certificate in computer networking will be prepared to take the Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching exam.

Students earning this certificate can find work as a network engineer in an IT department in one of the many area companies in the region.

This certificate program is not a Title IV eligible educational program and does not qualify for federal financial aid.

A student with a certificate in Computer Networking will be able to:

  • Understand the design and implementation of computer networking
  • Understand how to manage systems including UNIX-based computers
  • Design and architect systems that utilize computer networking
  • Demonstrate technical depth in an area approved by the Department Chair

This certificate is designed for the student who has already earned an associate degree or higher from an accredited institution and would like to obtain the skills required to fill a limited role in systems or network administration and support. A student enrolling in this program is expected to have some academic study of the basic concepts of computer networking or equivalent work experience.

To earn a certificate, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA for the entire certificate of at least 3.0. Courses in which the final grade is below a C don't count toward the certificate, but, with permission from the host department, a subsequent course may be substituted. For a student with a particularly strong background, up to two courses may be waived with department permission.

  • Scholarships: While there are no program-specific scholarships available at this time, additional scholarships are available.  

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12Sep
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Faculty

  • Craig A. Damon

    Craig
    A.
    Damon
    Associate Professor & Department Co-Chair
  • Jean F. Hakim

    Jean
    F.
    Hakim
    Associate Professor & Department Co-Chair

Associated Faculty & Staff

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