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Academic Programs

System and Network Associate
Certificate
HEGIS #5101
Chairperson: James G. Looby
Brahan Hall, Room 206, (518) 629-7225

This program has been deactivated effective Fall 2008 and as such, applications are no longer being accepted.

The System and Network Associate certificate is ideal for the returning adult student currently working or seeking employment in the informational technology (IT) field. For students seeking employment this certificate will prepare you for a variety of occupations including operating system administrator, network specialist, PC support specialist and help desk support staff. This certificate is also appropriate for the IT professional who desires to augment their understanding with computer network and system administration skill sets or the scientist desiring a better understanding of bioinformatics, the use of computers to handle biological data. Upon completion of this certificate, you will be prepared to take the industry standard Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification exam.

All CISS courses must have been taken within seven years in order to be applicable toward this degree program.

PROGRAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Courses

Notes

High School Average

Math I and II or 2 years of equivalent academic math including 1 semester of Math B (80 or above in each course)

Computer courses recommended.
Transfer students are required to have a 2.0 GPA or higher.

80+

The estimated cost of books for the student enrolled in the first full-time term as outlined would be approximately $705.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS*  

Course No.

Title

Credit Hrs.

CISS 100 Introduction to Computing and Information Sciences 3
CISS 101 Business Computing Application and Analytics Development 3
CISS 102 Unix Operating System 1
CISS 110 Programming & Logic I 4
CISS 111 Programming & Logic II-Data Structures 3
CISS 120 Networking I – Intro to Data Communication 3
CISS 121 Networking II – Intro to Network Administration 3
CISS 150 Operating Systems 3
ELET 120 Personal Computer Hardware Essentials 3
  Total Credits Required 26

*or specific course equivalents as approved by Department Chairperson.

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR FULL-TIME STUDY

First Term

 

 

CISS 100

Introduction to Computing and Information Sciences

3

CISS 102

Unix Operating System

1

CISS 110

Programming & Logic I

4

CISS 120

Networking I - Intro to Data Communication

3

ELET 120

Personal Computer Hardware Essentials

3

 

Term Total

14

Second Term

 

 

CISS 101

Business Computing Application and Analytics Development

3

CISS 111

Programming & Logic II-Data Structures

3

CISS 121

Networking II - Intro to Network Administration

3

CISS 150

Operating Systems

3

 

Term Total

12