Networking Technology Fundamentals

Award: Career Studies Certificate

Program allows dual enrollment high school students or adults entering the IT Networking field to develop basic skills in routing, switching, basic PC software installation and hardware repair.

Program Integration: This program provides credits towards the A.A.S. Networking Degree, the Networking with Cisco CSC, and the IT Support Specialist CSC.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of this program will demonstrate:

  1. Preparation to earn the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician Certification
  2. Preparation to earn the CompTIA A+ Certification
  3. An understanding of IT Certifications and their role in their career
  4. Preparation for entry-level employment in the field of IT

Program Information

Learn sculpture, metalsmithing, blacksmithing, copper, and welding, along with Build Your Business classes with skills to help graduates sell their work.

Minimum credits:16

Length: 1 year

Career opportunities:Entry-Level PC Support Specialist:$25,200-34,340  Job growth: 12% from 2014 to 2024;  User Support Specialist:$23,740-40,870 Job growth: 8%; Network Support Specialist:$31,700-81,430 Job growth: 8%

*Median salaries job growth nationwide as of 2015. Source: BLS.gov

Division:Business, Engineering, & Industrial Technologies

Contact:434.797.8440 or 434.797.8474

Course Sequence

First Semester Lecture Hours Lab Hours Hours in Class Credits
ITN 106 Microcomputer Operating Systems 3 0 3 3
ITN 154 Network Fundamentals - Cisco Semester I 3 2 5 4
ITN Elective 2 0 2 2
ITN 155 Introductory Routing - Cisco Semester II 3 2 5 4
ITN 107 Troubleshooting 3 0 3 3
Total 14 4 18 16

For more information consult the College Catalog