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Network Technology and Administration Certificate Program

Certificate -  Computer Information Technology Department

The information below applies to students entering the program in fall 2017 and spring 2018. For the most accurate program requirements for your catalog year, please log in to BHCC Self Service to review your specific program requirements. Any questions? Prospective students should go to bhcc.edu/admissions and contact an admissions counselor. Current students should stop by or contact the LifeMap Commons on the Charlestown Campus - E-Building, Room E-235; Phone 617-228-2230 or email academicadvising@bhcc.mass.edu from your BHCC email.
Course Title Course Number Semester Taken Credits Prerequisites
Cisco Networking I CIT162 3 RDG095 or ESL098 or placement
Cisco Networking II CIT167 3 CIT162
Cisco Networking III CIT267 3 CIT167
Cisco Networking IV CIT274 3 CIT267
MS Windows Server Admin/Lab CIT282 4 CIT162; pre/co-req CIT268
Linux Administration/Lab CIT270 4 CIT162
Networking Security CIT264 3 CIT162
Wireless Technology CIT262 3 CIT162
PC Hardware CIT182 3 RDG095 or ESL098 or placement
Total Credits 29
Last Modified Date: April 13, 2017

Program Overview

This program prepares students to maintain network hardware and software so that people within the organization receive timely and accurate information. The program prepares students to connect users to the company’s computer system, by using cable, fiber optics, or wireless communications. It prepares students to identify, document, solve problems, and recommend system improvements, based on user needs and technological advances.

Career Outlook

Graduates of this program may qualify to become network administrators, responsible for day-to-day network operations, and for other entry-level network positions.

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Set up, maintain, and support networks for small and medium sized businesses.
  • Qualify to take the Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) Examination, the Comp TIA Network+ and Comp TIA A+ Certification examinations, the Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA) examination and the Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA) examination.