Certificate in Computer Science: Networking

  • 12.01.2015

A. Mission Statement

The field of computer science leads to a variety of careers that all require core computer science skills. These skills include theory classes such as Computer Hardware, Data Structures, Databases, and Networks, as well as programming in different computer languages. Thereafter, within the field, areas of specialty lead into careers including software development, project management, system analysis, and maintenance among other areas. With the Internet being an integral part of everyday life, Web page authoring and Web application development have been other areas of high demand in the job market.

B. General Curriculuar Requirements

  • Students who successfully complete this departmental certificate program (DCP) may elect to receive an Associate degree by satisfying additional general education requirements listed on the Associate degree.



    The IT world is integrated by networks. Success in IT disciplines like database, website, or e-commerce development demands a supporting grasp of the network environment. Major technologies are the networks themselves, their fit within the operating platforms they connect to, specific network applications, and measures to achieve networks security. Network engineers and other qualified IT specialists must understand the various protocols, program interfaces with them, how networks are presented and managed on Unix and Windows platforms, specific server programs and their clients, and what the inherent risks are.

C. Curriculum

DCP 4 Core Courses (30 credits)

CS101 Introduction to Computer Science & Object-Oriented Programming (NEW) 3

CS221 Computer Networking 3

CS711 Technology Project Management I 3

CS741 Linux Network Administration 3

CS743 Windows Network Administration 3

CS770 Network Fundamentals & Architecture 3

CS775 Network Protocols and Analysis 3

CS778 Secure Server Installation & Administration 3

Two CS electives 6

TOTAL 30 credit hours