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Networking Certificate of Specialization

Academic Map

Networks and computer networking drive the speed of business. The demand for information in the global economy requires consistent and robust network connectivity. Networking professionals provide this ever-increasing need. MACC offers a path to this exciting career focus through our nationally recognized Cisco Academy. In two semesters an individual can prepare to become a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA). Completion of this certificate may allow a student to gain employment and work part-time in an IT networking setting while continuing either the Computer Information Technology 32 credit hour certificate or AAS degree.

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Course Required Courses
Hours Milestone*
 CIT106  IT Essentials 3  
 CIT150  Linux Administration I 3  
 CIT152  Introduction to Networks 3  
 CIT153  ^Routing and Switching Essentials 3  
 CIT201  ^Relational Database Systems 3  
 CIT238  ^Windows Server Management 3  
  Total Hours for Certificate of Specialization 18  


*It is strongly recommended that students successfully complete the Milestone courses as planned on the academic map to ensure completion of the certificate of specialization in a timely manner. In addition, if students do not successfully complete the Milestone course(s), they are strongly encouraged to re-enroll in the course(s) the following semester.

^Please refer to the course descriptions for pre/co-requisite and placement information. You can only register for these courses if you have met the prerequisite, placed into the course and/or enroll in the co-requisite course(s).