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Network Administration Certificate

Network Administration Certificate

The Information Systems Technology Department offers a three semester Certificate in Network Administration that allows students to develop the information technology (IT) skills needed to pursue a career in IT. The IT Certificate in Network Administration prepares students to take the CompTIA A+ or Cisco CCNA certification exams, or to transfer to the Associate of Science degree program upon completion. Through this certificate, students will learn how to install, configure, and maintain an organization's local and wide area networks (LAN and WAN), data communications networks, computer operating systems, and servers.  

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Course Requirements

Semester One - Fall 2022 Credits
ACS102 The College Experience 3.00
IST110 or CIS102: Intro to Progr 3.00
IST117 IT Essent-PC Hard-Softwar 4.00
IST142 Network Fundamentals 4.00
Semester Two - Spring 2023 Credits
IST143 Routing Protocols-Concept 4.00
IST144 LAN Switching & Wireless 4.00
Semester Three - Fall 2023
IST210 Soc Issues & Ethics 3.00
IST242 Accessing the Wan 4.00
IST298 or CIS298: Internship 3.00

The Network Administration Certificate will help students prepare for a range of careers and jobs, such as: 

  • Information Analyst 
  • Information Systems Manager (IS Manager) 
  • Information Technology Specialist (IT Specialist) 
  • LAN Specialist (Local Area Network Specialist) 
  • Local Area Network Administrator (LAN Administrator) 
  • Network Administrator 
  • Network Coordinator 
  • Network Manager 
  • Systems Administrator  

Certificate programs are designed to lead to immediate employment opportunities.  Any student interested in earning a degree at RCC and then transferring to a four-year school is encouraged to consider an associate degree program. 

Network Administration
First Name Last Name Title Department Phone Email Room
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Bowen Full Time Faculty- IST Information Systems Technology Department 857-701-1353 3-455B
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Atherley Assistant Professor Information Systems Technology Department 857-701-1598 3-431
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Agwu-Igbani Adjunct Professor Information Systems Technology Department 617-427-0060 x5104
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Izuchi Adjunct Professor Information Systems Technology Department 617-427-0060 x5163
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