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Secure Network Technician Certificate

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One-Year Certificate of Completion

This certificate is intended for students who seek technical training in information system support that involves a network environment and hardware repair.

Students will have a strong foundation in hardware, networks, and software, as well as a solid background in mathematics and writing. The curriculum provides students an intensive, hands-on experience working with networks, hardware, and software.

Those who complete this program will have the advantage of being amply prepared for entry-level positions in information systems support involving a network environment and computer repair. The program includes the opportunity to earn industry-recognized, third-party certifications in hardware, software, and networking.

Employment opportunities for those wishing to enter the work force immediately upon program completion include information systems support technician and computer repair technician.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Apply the common network protocols, standards, and the fundamentals of IP addressing.
  • Demonstrate how to configure a wireless network.
  • Demonstrate workplace safety and hardware handling procedures.
  • Identify, test, and install PC hardware and PC software.
  • Demonstrate the procedures for installing, configuring, and backing up software.
  • Talk to nontechnical end-users and provide high customer service to all end users.
  • Analyze security issues and apply them to network design problems

Program Requirements

Number of credit hours necessary for completion: 47

Required Courses

Student Success



For information about placement in a writing course, please refer to the: Writing Pathway .


A minimum of four Computation credits are required from these options. For information about placement in a math course, please refer to the: Math Curriculum Pathway.

Science / Math / Computer Science

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