Academic Catalog

Network Engineering, Certificate of Competency (NETC)

Effective: Fall 2016

This certificate option will provide students with a knowledge base and skill set aimed at exposing students to various types of computers and networking devices, network connectivity and communications, current industry standard client and server operating systems and networking security concepts. The program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment as Networking Support Technicians. Students will learn the components that make up a computing system and network, along with also learning how to utilize industry standard applications, operating systems, troubleshooting utilities and security related hardware and software. The program will provide students with necessary skills allowing them to use and troubleshoot common applications and their problems, install and configure current industry standard operating systems, connect computers together through LAN and WAN technologies and devices and provide an understanding of how to apply and implement secure network administration procedures and policies.

  • Describe how the components of a computer system function
  • Install and configure Windows 7
  • Describe various network service and standards
  • Install and configure Windows Server 2008
  • Implement secure networks administration procedures

The College will award a certificate of competency to students who complete an approved credit-bearing career program that requires less than 30 credits. General education courses may not be required for programs that have less than 30 credits. The student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. At least six credit hours must be in courses that are awarded grade points.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterHours
CS 100 Introduction to Information Technology 3
NET 115 Microsoft Windows 10 4
 Hours7
Second Semester
NET 110 Network Communications 3
NET 116 Microsoft Server 2016: Installation and Storage 4
NET 142 Cyber and Network Security Concepts 4
 Hours11
 Total Hours18