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Information Systems Technology - Network Fundamentals

Career Studies Certificate

PURPOSE: This program provides instruction in beginning networking skills and prepares students to study for the A+ and the Network+ certification exams. The program also prepares students for the college’s administrative-level career studies certificates, Microsoft Network Administration and Network Engineering.

OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES: Hardware Technician, Entry-Level Help Desk Technician, and Entry-Level Technical Support

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: General college curricular admission

PROGRAM NOTES: Students enrolling in this certificate should have a strong foundation in microcomputer applications for word processing, spreadsheet, database, and Windows. Students must attain the grade of “C” or higher in IT courses taken for this certificate.

GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION: Please see www.reynolds.edu/curriculum/Gainful%20Employment/GE_Info_221-732-00.aspx to access gainful employment disclosure information for this program.

CURRICULUM:

COURSE

TITLE

LEC.
HRS.

LAB.
HRS.

CRS.
CRE.

ITE 221

PC Hardware 
and OS Architecture

4

0

4

ITN 101

Introduction to
Network Concepts

4

0

4

ITN 260

Network 
Security Basics

4

0

4

ITN 171

UNIX I

3

0

3

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Information 
Technology Elective

3-4

0

3-4

TOTAL

18-19

0

18-19

Total Minimum Credits for Career Studies Certificate in Network Fundamentals 18

06.01.14

1 The Information Technology elective can be selected from one of the following areas: Information Technology Design (ITD), Information Technology Essentials (ITE), Information Technology Networking (ITN), or Information Technology Programming (ITP).