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Spring 2016 Course Catalog 
Spring 2016 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Networking Certificate

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Division: Mathematics, Computer, Engineering & Physical Sciences & Technologies
Academic Dept: Computer Science
HEGIS: 5104
Curriculum Chair: Prof. William Widulski
Telephone: 914-606-6235
Email: william.widulski@sunywcc.edu

A Note about Program Requirements

The requirements listed below are for students entering into this program in Spring 2016. Students who entered the program during a prior semester will find their specific requirements listed in the Catalog under which they entered. Archived Catalogs are accessible through the dropdown menu above.

Program Description

The goal of the Networking Certificate is to enable students who do not wish to complete a degree program to acquire the skills necessary to gain employment in the expanding field of building and maintaining computer networks. In addition, upon completion of the four networking courses which are part of the Cisco Networking Academy curriculum, students are prepared to take the Cisco Certified Networking Associate examination.

The program focuses on the fundamentals of networking including how to design a local area network and how to install and maintain it. Students become competent in configuring switches and routers for both LAN and Internet implementation. Students also study network management, learn how to design and apply Access Control Lists and apply concepts relating to network security, maintenance, trouble shooting and upgrading of facilities. Basic concepts of computer architecture and design and computer programming are learned, and students acquire a working knowledge of the Linux operating system.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will be able to design and maintain secure, voice, video, and data networks.
  2. Students will be able to implement and configure networked devices.
  3. Students will be able to demonstrate the skills necessary to administer and monitor networks.
  4. Student will be able to exhibit mastery of problem-solving skills to troubleshoot networks.

Program Notes

Although there is no English or Mathematics requirement, students must be assessed at the level of ENG 101  and MATH 130  or above in order to enroll into this certificate program.

Minimum Total Credits - 28

Educational Plan: The Educational Plan is an advisement tool that provides important information to students about how to complete this degree. Click here to Download the Educational Plan .

Gainful Employment Disclosure

For information about graduation rates, the median debt of students who have completed this program, and other important information please visit Networking Certificate - GE Disclosure. For an overview of all gainful employment disclosures at Westchester Community College, visit www.sunywcc.edu/gainfulemployment

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