This certificate program is designed primarily as a focused specialization 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 any of the computer-related degrees. 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.

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Minimum program credit hours: 30

Program Codes
Degree Option
Hegis Code
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General Requirements
9 credit hours
MAT 1540: Elementary Statistics3
Core Requirements
21 credit hours
BUS 1500: Introduction to Business3
CSC 1510: Introduction to Computer Science3
CSC 1570: Programming Concepts/Applications3
CSC 1580: Computer Hardware & System Software3
CSC 2470: Network Administration3
CSC 2480: Advanced Networking and Computer Security3
CSC 2510: Introduction to Networks3
Important Points
  • 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.
Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate familiarity with the Microsoft Windows operating system(s).
  2. Design a basic LAN given specific parameters and constraints.
  3. Install and configure a Peer-to-Peer and a Client-Server network.

Transfer Agreements

Our courses and programs are designed to give you a strong foundation in your area of study. But we know that for many of you, your time at JCC is just the first step in your educational journey. And when it's time for you to take your next step, that strong foundation, coupled with the wide variety of transfer agreements we maintain with several top colleges and universities, will help make your transfer process as smooth as possible. Learn More
It is important when planning your transfer to talk with your advisor about the specifics of each four-year college or university. 

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David Jeffery, Director, Computer and Information Sciences
David JefferyDirector, Computer and Information Sciences SHEL, Jamestown Campus716.338.1312Contact | Full Profile ▸