2020-2021 Course Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jul 19, 2024  
2020-2021 Course Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Networking Specialist Diploma

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Program Description

The Networking Specialist program is a sequence of courses designed to provide students with an understanding of the concepts, principles, and techniques required in computer information processing. Graduates are to be competent in the general areas of mathematics, communication and employability skills as well as in the technical areas of computer terminology and concepts, program design and development, and computer networking. Program graduates are qualified for employment as networking specialists.

View the Networking Specialist AAS Program Fact Sheet  for additional information.

Students who choose CIST 2461 and CIST 2463 as electives could also complete the Data Center Specialist certificate.

Employment Opportunities

Networking specialists


Essential General Education Courses (9 Credits)

Essential Technical Courses (30 Credits)


And completion of ONE of the following concentrations (16 hours)

Unix/Linux Concentration (16 Credits)


Cisco Exploration Concentration (16 Credits)


Total Hours: 55


Any CIST course(s) not required for program completion


Some courses may have additional prerequisites not listed in the curriculum. Please refer to individual course descriptions for further information. Discuss elective options with the program advisor.

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