Networking Certificate Program

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CIAT offers a Certificate in Computer Information Systems - Networking Concentration program. Learn more below.


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Certificate in Computer Information Systems – Networking Concentration

Program Overview

Program ID:#CCIS-NC

Program Length: 40 Weeks

Program Hours: 600 Credit Hours (240 Lab Hours, 360 Lecture Hours)

Tuition: $18,720 ($585 per unit)

The Certificate in Computer Information Systems – Networking Concentration program provides the foundational skills required to install, configure, troubleshoot, and maintain network systems in business environments. Major topics covered include hardware technologies, operating systems, networking, routing, security, and database management. This program prepares students for careers in a variety of positions including Information Security Technician, LAN Administrator, Junior Network Administrator, Technical Support Specialist, and PC Technician.

Many of the skills and competencies that will be acquired in the program can be applied to the CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+, Cisco CCNA, Microsoft MCSA, MCSE, Fiber Optic, and other certifications. Certification exams are optional.

Prerequisites: Must be a High School Graduate or have a GED, be able to use a keyboard, mouse, and the windows operating system.

Program Objective

Upon completion of the Certificate in Computer Information Systems – Networking Concentration Program, the graduate as Information Security Technician, LAN Administrator, Junior Network Administrator, Technical Support Specialist, and PC Technician will be able to:

  • Discuss computer operating systems and hardware fundamentals
  • Perform essential steps in PC installation, configuration, troubleshooting and repair
  • Install, Configure and troubleshoot basic networking hardware, protocols and services
  • Discuss network infrastructure, cryptography, assessments and audits within networks and networking environments
  • Perform installation, configuration and troubleshooting of various operating systems and network operating systems

Successful graduates will be prepared for certifications in A+,Network+, Security+, and Microsoft Certified System Administrator.

Required Classes

600 credit hours required




Credit Hours

CCIS-101A Computer Hardware Fundamentals 75
CCIS-101B Computer Operating Systems 75
CCIS-102A Networking Fundamentals, Part 1 75
CCIS-102B Networking Fundamentals, Part 2 75
CCIS-120 Network Security 75

Windows Server (MCSA)



Credit Hours

CCIS-265 Installing and Configuring Widows Server 75
CCIS-266 Administering Windows Server 75
CCIS-267 Configuring Advanced Windows Server Services 75

Economic Outlook and Growth of the Industry


According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of network and computer systems administrators is projected to grow 6 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Demand for information technology workers is high and should continue to grow as firms invest in newer, faster technology and mobile networks.


The median annual wage for network and computer systems administrators was $81,100 in April 2017.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics – Network and Computer Systems Administrators

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