NOTE: This program starts in the Spring Semester

Career Studies Certificates
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Certificate

Degree: 

Career Studies Certificate in Network Technician

Length: 

Variable. The options within this program amount to approximately one to two semesters of full-time academic work.

Purpose: 

A significant portion of the student population served by Wytheville Community College is comprised of part-time evening students.  Many of these individuals need and desire post-secondary continuing education programs of study that are of less than conventional one- or two-year duration.  Such students have specific occupational, industrial, and/or professional goals that can best be realized through short-term programs.

The options included within the Career Studies program represent a variety of career and academic pursuits.  Each may be viewed as a mini-curriculum which is part of a broader range of educational possibilities within a given career field. 

Admission Requirements:

Admission to the Career Studies Certificate program is based upon the general requirements for admission to the college. 

First Year

First Semester

Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
ITN 101 Introduction to Network Concepts 3 0 3
ITE 105 Careers and Cyber Ethics 2 0 2
ITN 154 Network Fundamentals, Router Basics, and Configuration (ICND1) – Cisco 3 2 4
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 8 2 9

Second Semester

Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
ITN 200 Administration of Network Resources 3 0 3
ITN 155 Switching, Wireless, and WAN Technologies (ICND2) – Cisco 2 2 3
ITN 170 Linux System Administration 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 8 2 9

Third Semester

Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
ITN 260 Network Security Basics 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 3 0 3
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