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Network Infrastructure CCC

Network Infrastructure Overview (6542)

Type of Award

CCC - College Credit Certificate

Program Website

www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-stem/default.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 configuration, Cisco switches and configuring switches. This course covers the competencies for the Cisco CCENT certification.

Admission Requirements

Completion Requirements

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

Program Length

Approximate program length is one year.

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

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

Employment Opportunities

Employment opportunities include network administration and networking infrastructure support.

Career Path Notes

Credits in this certificate program will transfer directly into the Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA) Routing and Switching CCC and/ or 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: 15)

CGS1100Microcomputer Applications (AA)

3 Credits

CNT2000Network Technologies (AA)

3 Credits

CTS1650Network Essentials (AS)

3 Credits

CTS2651Router Technology (AS)

3 Credits

CTS2655Routing and Switching Fundamentals (AS)

3 Credits

Computer Networking Electives (Credits: 6)

Choose 6 Credits

COP1000Introduction to Programming (AA)

3 Credits

CTS2120Security Essentials (AS)

3 Credits

CTS1150Computer Maintenance and Repair (AS)

3 Credits

CTS1110Microcomputer Operating Systems (AS)

3 Credits

CIS2513Information Technology Project Management (AS)

3 Credits

CET2792Installing and Configuring Windows Server (AA)

3 Credits

CET2793Windows Network Infrastructure (AA)

3 Credits

CNT2402Implementing and Administering Network Security (AS)

3 Credits

CET2794Microsoft Network Administration (AA)

3 Credits

CTS2652Advanced Routing Technology (AS)

3 Credits

CTS2664Router and Switch Security (AS)

3 Credits

CTS2653Cisco Project Based Learning (AS)

3 Credits

CTS2314Attack Prevention and Detection (AS)

3 Credits

CAP2140Digital Forensics 1 (AS)

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours: 21

Course Sequence

Term One - Fall (Year One) (Credits: 9)

CGS1100Microcomputer Applications (AA)

3 Credits

CNT2000Network Technologies (AA)

3 Credits

Any Computer Networking Elective

3 credits

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

CTS1650Network Essentials (AS)

3 Credits

CTS2651Router Technology (AS)

3 Credits

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

CTS2655Routing and Switching Fundamentals (AS)

3 Credits

Any Computer Networking Elective

3 credits

Total Credit Hours: 21