• Secure Network Technician Curriculum


  • Career Pathway Certificate of Completion

    Catalog Year 2016-2017

    This entry-level certificate demonstrates proficiency in basic personal computer and small network implementation. Holders of this certificate are trained in personal computer setup, maintenance and general repair; small office and home Local Area Network (LAN) design, implementation, maintenance, and basic cyber security considerations appropriate for this level. Jobs appropriate for this certification include but are not limited to general computer repair, network technician, computer lab assistant and computer help desk. Students completing this certificate are able to sit for the CompTIA A+ certifications and the Cisco C-Cent certificate.

    Program Outcomes

    At the completion of this program, the student should be able to:

    • Perform preventative hardware and software maintenance
    • Troubleshoot and correct computer hardware and software problems
    • Conceptualize possible solution for Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) networks
    • Assemble, reconfigure and upgrade personal computers
    • Work with others as part of a computer team

    For success in this program, entering students are recommended to be proficient in basic computer skills.

    First Quarter (Fall)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    CIS151 Introduction to Networks 4
    ISTM183A Preparation for A+ Essentials 3
    ISTM183C Fundamentals of CyberSecurity 3
    10
    Second Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    CIS125SS Spreadsheet 3
    CIS152 Routing and Switching Essentials 4
    ISTM183B Preparation for A+ Practical Application 3
    10
    Third Quarter (Spring)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    CIS125DB Desktop Database 3
    ISTM140L Linux Fundamentals 4
    7
    Total Credits: 27

    The Secure Network Technician program is not financial aid eligible. However, the related degree program, CyberSecurity and Networking is aid eligible.