Network Support Technician

Certificate of Proficiency

A one year certificate can enable students to gain core networking skills and knowledge complementing employable skills in network support, including preparation for CompTIA Network+ and Security+, Cisco and Microsoft MCP certifications.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, successful students will have demonstrated the ability to apply their skills and knowledge in the following ways:
  1. Explain and demonstrate basic hardware management.
  2. Explain and demonstrate networking concepts.
  3. Explain and demonstrate technical support practices in information technology.
  4. Explain and demonstrate basic security concepts.
  5. Explain and demonstrate basic project management concepts.
Advisor Office Phone
Becker, Richard Technical 202 360.475.7370
Bilodeau, Pam Technical 205 360.475.7371
Blackwell, Kevin Technical 215 360.475.7379

Required Courses Credits
CIS 123 Systems Architecture and Logic* 5
CIS 141 Programming Concepts 5
CIS 150 Survey of Computing 4
CIS 173 Introduction to TCP/IP 5
CIS 176 PC Technical Support Essentials* 3
CIS 182 Networking Concepts 5
CIS 190 Information System Project Management 4
CIS 201 Networking Laboratory 1
CIS 205 Introduction to XML* 2

Choose one of the following two courses:
CIS 212 Windows for Professionals 3  
CIS 213 Mac OS X for Professionals 3 3
CIS 236 Information System Security I* 4
CIS 240 Microsoft LAN Administration I* 4
CIS 261 Operating Systems/Unix* 4
CIS 270 Cisco I* 4
ENGL& 101 English Composition I* 5
Total Credits Required 58

*See course description for prerequisite.

Source: 2014-2015 Olympic College Catalog