Computer Information Systems – Network Infrastructure Tech/CCNA

Short-Term Technical Certificate

Curriculum Code 6606

The Short Term Technical Certificate Network Infrastructure Technologies provides the certificate holder a foundation in the support and implementation of data communication networks. The certificate demonstrates that the student has developed an understanding and hands-on competence in local area wireless and wide-area network technologies which are deployed throughout the diversity of organizations. Students who have completed the certificate can apply network implementation and troubleshooting skills to converged networks that support voice, video and data while adhering to fundamental security guidelines. Successful completion of the certificate will prepare students to take the Cisco CCNA exam.  Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by Lorain County Community College’s University Partnership.

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Required Courses
  CISS 121 Microcomputer Application I 3
  CISS 125 Operating System Interfaces > 3
  CISS 161  CISCO CCNA Introduction to Networks > 3
  CISS 162 CISCO CCNA Routing & Switching Essentials > 3
  CISS 163 CISCO CCNA Scaling Networks > 3
  CISS 164 CISCO CCNA Connecitng Networks> 3
  SDEV 101 College 101 1
  Total Certificate Credit Hours: 19

1. > Indicates that this course has a prerequisite.
2.    While completion of this certificate may aid in obtaining employment, many employers recommend the minimum completion of a Computer Information Systems degree program to gain employment in an IT related field.
3. ^ A student must register for the orientation course when enrolling for more than six credit hours per semester or any course that would result in an accumulation of thirteen or more credit hours.

Established    February 2010
Revised          January 2015
Effective        May 2015