WVNCC | West Virginia Northern Community College

WVNCC | West Virginia Northern Community College

Computer Information Technology
Cisco Networking
Certificate in Applied Science

This program will provide students with short-term training to obtain entry-level positions in computer and/or business offices. Graduates can obtain entry-level employment in a variety of firms that require an expertise using Microsoft
networking knowledge.

Student in the Computer Information Technology, CP, Microsoft Networking option will receive hands-on training configuring and setting up networks using Microsoft principles and advanced Windows operating system software. Students will set up a Microsoft server and learn how to administer it. Application topics in Excel and Access will also be covered. Occupations available for students completing program requirements include the following: network technician, software engineer, help desk technician, and end user support.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Use and apply various advanced features and commands of Windows
  • Connect PC’s to a Cisco network
  • Configure Cisco routers

The program course requirements are presented in sequence. Part-time students and others who cannot follow this sequence should check course descriptions in the catalog to determine prerequisites and, in addition, should consult their advisor regarding the order in which they take courses.


Fall Semester

Course                                                                  Cr. Hours
CIT 105 Windows O/S, Administration and Troubleshooting        3
CIT 117 MS Applications        3
CIT 123 A+ Hardware Essentials        3
CIT 142 Cisco I – Networking Fundamentals        4
ENG 101 English Composition I        3

 Spring Semester

Course                                                                                  Cr. Hours
CIT 152 Cisco II        4
CIT 184 A+ Networking & Software        3
CIT 220 Unix/Linux        3
CIT 245 Network Security Fundamentals        3
MATH Mathematics Core Requirement        2

Total Hours in Program – 31

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