Degree offered

Certificate of Achievement in NetworkTech

Credits required 29


William Berardi

Program contact

Priscilla Grocer, Department Chair and Professor of Computer Information Systems, ext. 2403

Program Code: NT

Program Goals Statement

This certificate allows students to learn the practical aspects of fixing hardware and software and also the basics of operating systems and networking computers.

Program information

  • This program is designed to be completed in two semesters; starting in spring and continuing in the fall.
  • Students are prepared for employment as A+ technicians and as Windows Server Administrators.
  • The certificate includes all topics necessary to prepare students for CompTIA A+ Certification.
  • Transfer credit for any Computer Information Systems (CIS or CIT) course must be approved by the CI Department Chair or by a full-time CI faculty member.


Students are encouraged to sit for the A+ Certification exam.

Program Requirements

Program Courses

CIS 121Operating Systems

3 credits

CIS 131Windows Server Administration I

3 credits

CIS 132Introduction to UNIX/Linux and Shell Programming

3 credits

CIS 134Networking Technologies

4 credits

CIS 160The Microcomputer Environment

3 credits

CIS 231Windows Server Administration II

3 credits

EGR 133Computer Configuration and Repair

4 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

ENG 215Technical Writing

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:29

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 1

CIS 160, CIS 121, CIS 131, ENG 101

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 2

ENG 215, CIS 132, CIS 134, CIS 231, EGR 133

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