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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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Minimum program credit hours: 30

Program Codes
Degree Option
Hegis Code
Curriculum Code
General Requirements
9 credit hours Degree Requirements Met
ENG 1510: English Composition I (or above)3
MAT 1540: Elementary Statistics3
Core Requirements
21 credit hours Degree Requirements Met
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
none Degree Requirements Met
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.