Computer Networking (CNC)

This certificate will provide students with the necessary skills to design and manage a local area network. Upon completion of the certificate, the student, in addition to acquiring an understanding of the basic data communication concepts, will be proficient in the basic skills to manage networks. Students completing the certificate may pursue careers in network support and administration. Students who complete the CNC certificate may choose to continue coursework to complete the entire A.A.S. degree in Computer Information Systems (CIS) at DCC. A Certificate is awarded upon completion of the requirements for this program.

A Certificate is awarded upon completion of the requirements for this program.

Students who successfully complete the Certificate in Computer Networking (CNC) will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an appreciation of the breadth and complexity of the IT communication field.

  • Identify and describe the necessary required skills in each of the segments in the IT industry communication sector.

  • Design an effective LAN and WAN.

  • Manage, maintain and optimize a LAN.

  • Demonstrate proficiency in Linux and Windows.

  • Demonstrate the technical and business aspects of the internet.

  • Implement routing principles.

Courses should be selected in consultation with an advisor.

First Semester

Course No.

Descriptive Title

Credit Hours

CIS 111

Computer Systems and Applications

3

CIS 112

Computer Programming I

3

CIS 117

Data Communication and Concepts

3

CIS 126 OR

LINUX with Python OR

 

CIS 216

Windows Server

3

CIS 106

Cloud Computing Fundamentals

3

TOTAL

 

15


Second Semester

Course No.

Descriptive Title

Credit Hours

CIS 124

Computer Operating Systems

3

ENG 101

Composition I

3

CIS 213

Data Analytics for Business

3

CIS 150 OR

Information Management Security OR

 

CIS 140

Health Information Management

3

CIS 265

CIS Career Capstone Seminar

3

CIS 218

Routing and Switching Technology

3

TOTAL

 

15

 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

30

NOTE:

Students enrolled in a Certificate program must complete at least 50% of the program credits at DCC.* Students must earn an overall cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher in order to be awarded the certificate. *Certain courses may be required to be taken at DCC; check your specific program for these exceptions.