This certificate program is designed primarily as a focused concentration for students earning a degree in computer science, computer technology, information technology, or computer information systems, but may also be obtained independent of these degrees. This certificate, built around a common set of core competencies and providing specialization through a minimum number of additional courses, is also an excellent complement to a degree in business administration or communication and media arts. Graduates of this certificate program are able to maintain the operation of a local area network (LAN), administer user accounts, implement and support LAN resources, monitor and track LAN activity, design network configuration modifications, maintain LAN documentation, optimize LAN performance, resolve LAN hardware and software issues, and integrate a LAN into business processes for enhanced operations.
Minimum program credit hours: 36
- Degree Option
- Hegis Code
- Curriculum Code
|ENG 1530: English Composition II||3|
|Social Science Electives
|MAT 1540: Elementary Statistics||3|
|Liberal Arts and Science Electives
|BUS 1500: Introduction to Business||3|
|CSC 1510: Introduction to Computer Science||3|
|CSC 1570: Programming Concepts/Applications||3|
|CSC 1580: Microcomputer Hardware & Systems Software||3|
|CSC 2470: Network Administration||3|
|CSC 2480: Advanced Networking and Computer Security||3|
|CSC 2510: Introduction to Networks||3|
|CSC 2540: Introduction to Systems Analysis||3|
|BUS 2570: Principles of Management or BUS 2580: Management & Organizational Behavior||3|
- Due to course prerequisites, it may take more than two semester to complete this certificate program.
- Some upper level computer science courses are only offered online.
Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate familiarity with the Microsoft Windows operating system(s).
- Design a basic LAN given specific parameters and constraints.
- Install and configure a Peer-to-Peer and a Client-Server network.