Bunker Hill Community College

Bunker Hill Community College

Networking and Security Certificate

Certificate Professional Studies - Computer Information Technology

Current students - log in to BHCC Self-Service to review the most accurate program requirements for your catalog year, or contact Advising & LifeMap for more information. Prospective students - go to bhcc.edu/admissions and contact an admissions counselor.
Semester 1 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req Expand
CIT-182 PC Hardware and Software
3

Prepares student for Comp TIA A+ cert

Prerequisites: ESL-098 or RDG-095 or ELL-103

CIT-162 Cisco Networking I
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisites: ESL-098 or RDG-095 or ELL-103

CSC-125 Python Programming
3

Prerequisites: RDG-095 and ENG095, or ELL-103, and MAT099

CIT-268 Operating Systems
3

Prepares student for RedHat CSA cert

Prerequisite: RDG-095 or ELL-103 or exemption by placing in a higher course.
Pre or Co-req: CIT-162 

Total Credits:
Semester 2 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req Expand
CIT-167 Cisco Networking II
3

Prepares student for Comp TIA Network+ and/or Cisco CCENT cert

Prerequisite: CIT-162

CIT-262 Wireless Technology
3

Prepares student for Cisco Wireless Network Admin cert

Prerequisite: CIT-162

CIT-279 Cisco CCNA Security
3

Prepares student for Comp TIA Network+

Prerequisites: CIT-167 (pre- or co-requisite)

CIT-267 Cisco Networking III
3

Prepares student for Cisco CCNA cert

Prerequisite: CIT-167 (pre- or co-requisite)

CIT-270 Linux Administration/Lab
4

Prepares student for RedHat CE cert

Prerequisites: CIT-162

Total Credits:
Last Modified Date: March 9, 2022
Approved for the 2021-2023 College Catalog

Admission Requirements:

Students must meet BHCC entry requirements, as well as RDG-095 or ESL-098 or ELL-103 or placement.

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Use inquiry to identify technical issues and implement solutions.
  • Communicate with audiences of all levels of technical ability.
  • Collaborate with diverse teams in high-tech environments.
  • Understand career trajectory for Networking and Security and know how to access additional training or education to further their careers.
  • Prepare for industry-recognized credentialing exams
  • Troubleshoot, repair, update, and build a complete PC computer system 
  • Build, analyze, troubleshoot, computer networks
  • Create, test, analyze, debug, and successfully develop Python programs to solve problems in Networking and Information Security
  • Build, install, and provide system administration duties for both desktop and server class computers
  • Demonstrate deep understanding of Cisco network technology and systems.including wireless systems 
  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of Information Security threats, countermeasures, mitigation strategies, and "Best Practices" for Information Security practitioners in today's environment

 

Career Outlook

Reviewing data from the www.onetoonline.org (nationwide jobs data site), shows that the outlook in Massachusetts Boston Metro area for occupations such as;

  • Network Support Specialist  - classified as "bright outlook" with median salaries in the $80K range
  • Information Security Specialist - classified as "bright outlook" with median salaries in the $84K range
  • Computer Programmers - with median salaries in the $96K range