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Advanced Network Infrastructure CCC

Advanced Network Infrastructure Overview (6135)

Type of Award

CCC - College Credit Certificate

Program Website

www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-stem.aspx

Program Description

This college credit certificate consists of four modules. The program is designed to teach students the skills necessary to design, build, and maintain small to medium-sized networks. The knowledge gained will allow networking for the Small Office, Home Office (SOHO) market and the ability to work in small businesses or organizations with networks of fewer than 100 nodes.

Based on the Cisco Networking Academy materials, this CCC has courses in networking, network terminology and protocols, network standards, local-area networks, wide area networks, Open System Interconnection models, cabling, cabling tools, Cisco routers, router programming, Cisco switches, and configuring switches. This course covers the competencies for the Cisco CCNA certification.

Admission Requirements

Completion Requirements

Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program.

Program Length

Approximate program length: nine months.

Location

The program is offered at the Lake Worth and Loxahatchee Groves campuses.

For More Information

Professor Virginia Carneiro de Paula, Department Chair, carneirv@palmbeachstate.edu, (561) 868-3367 (Lake Worth)

Dr. Alireza Fazelpour, fazelpoa@palmbeachstate.edu, (561) 868-3220

Employment Opportunities

Employment opportunities include network administration and networking infrastructure support.

Career Path Notes

Credits earned in this certificate will transfer directly into the Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Networking Administrator.

Career Center

www.palmbeachstate.edu/Career

For more information about employment opportunities, including job outlook and salary information, visit: Occupational Outlook Handbook: www.bls.gov/ooh

O-Net Online: www.onetonline.org

Required courses:

Required Courses (Credits: 36)

CGS1100Microcomputer Applications (AA)

3 Credits

CNT2000Network Technologies (AA)

3 Credits

CTS1110Microcomputer Operating Systems (AS)

3 Credits

CTS2301Linux Fundamentals (AS)

3 Credits

CTS1650Network Essentials (AS)

3 Credits

CTS2651Router Technology (AS)

3 Credits

CTS2652Advanced Routing Technology (AS)

3 Credits

CTS2653Cisco Project Based Learning (AS)

3 Credits

CTS1150Computer Maintenance and Repair (AS)

3 Credits

CTS2120Security Essentials (AS)

3 Credits

CTS2664Router and Switch Security (AS)

3 Credits

CTS2655Routing and Switching Fundamentals (AS)

3 Credits

Course Sequence

Term One - Fall (Year One) (Credits: 12)

CGS1100Microcomputer Applications (AA)

3 Credits

CTS2120Security Essentials (AS)

3 Credits

CTS2301Linux Fundamentals (AS)

3 Credits

CNT2000Network Technologies (AA)

3 Credits

Term Two - Spring (Year One) (Credits: 12)

CTS1650Network Essentials (AS)

3 Credits

CTS2651Router Technology (AS)

3 Credits

CTS1150Computer Maintenance and Repair (AS)

3 Credits

CTS1110Microcomputer Operating Systems (AS)

3 Credits

Term Three - Fall (Year One) (Credits: 6)

CTS2652Advanced Routing Technology (AS)

3 Credits

CTS2655Routing and Switching Fundamentals (AS)

3 Credits

Term Four - Spring (Year Two) (Credits: 6)

CTS2653Cisco Project Based Learning (AS)

3 Credits

CTS2664Router and Switch Security (AS)

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours: 36