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Information about Fall 2020 at JCC

Network Administration (Certificate)

Study network administration at JCC

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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Career opportunities

JCC’s Network Administration certificate will help prepare you for a variety of computer related careers. The potential careers and median salaries for experienced professionals, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, include:

  • Network and computer systems administrators are responsible for the day-to-day operation of ​computer networks. Median salary: $81,000
  • Computer support specialists provide network and technical support for computer users and organizations. Median salary: $52,000

Courses

Semester 1

Course Credits

CSC 1570: Programming Concepts/Applications

3

CSC 1580: Computer Hardware & System Software

3

ENG 1510: English Composition I

3

MAT 1540: Elementary Statistics

3

CSC 1510: Introduction to Computer Science

3

Semester 2

Course Credits

BUS 1500: Introduction to Business

3

CSC 2480: Advanced Networking and Computer Security

3

CSC 2510: Introduction to Networking

3

CSC 2470: Network Administration

3

Social Sciences Elective

Recommended:

PSY 1510: General Psychology or

SOC 1510: Introduction to Sociology

3