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Information Technology: Entry Network Technician Certificate (C25590N)


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The Entry Network Technician Certificate prepares individuals for employment in the field of networking. Students will learn about and receive a foundation in networking concepts Concrete skills such as router and switch configuration are emphasized.

Alamance Community College is an authorized Cisco® Networking Academy institution. Every year, hundreds of thousands of Networking Academy students worldwide gain the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) skills needed to build, design, and maintain secure and reliable networks. These students are both improving their career trajectories and also filling the global demand for ICT professionals. This certificate combines NetAcad courseware with Linux and Cyber Crime curricula to prepare students for today’s security challenges.

Course work includes design, installation, configuration, and management of network infrastructure technologies and network operating systems. Emphasis is placed on the implementation and management of network software and the implementation and management of hardware such as switches and routers.

Graduates may find employment in entry-level jobs as local area network managers, network operators, network analysts, and network technicians.

Students gain knowledge and hands-on experience aligned with the Cisco CCNA certification exam. Additional certification exams students will be prepared for include Security+, Network+, Linux+, LPIC, and MOS (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

First Year


Spring 1st Semester


Semester Total: 9 Contact Hour(s)


Semester Total: 6 Credit Hour(s)


Summer 2nd Semester


Semester Total: 5 Contact Hour(s)


Semester Total: 3 Credit Hour(s)


Fall 3rd Semester


Semester Total: 5 Contact Hour(s)


Semester Total: 3 Credit Hour(s)


Total: 19 Contact Hour(s)


Total: 12 Credit Hour(s)


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