Networking Technician Concentration (NWTC) – Community College of Rhode Island

Networking Technician Concentration (NWTC)

Certificate in Computer and Networking Technology (CERT_CNTD)

Knight Campus, Warwick only

Networks continue to expand in all aspects of our personal activities in business, manufacturing, education and health care. This concentration provides a balanced coverage of technology fundamentals and networking technology. Emphasis is placed on operating principles, networking models, operating systems, internetworking components and industry standards, along with hands-on laboratory activities for developing practical problem-solving skills. Students develop the ability to configure local area networks (LANs) and internetworks using routers and switches. Courses that prepare the student to sit for the Cisco CCENT and CCNA exams are integrated into the program.

Note: All courses in this certificate program can be applied to the Computer and Networking Technology A.A.S. degree (AAS_CNTD). Many courses require prerequisites, corequisites and/or testing. See course descriptions for details.

RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
  • First semester: CNVT 1810, 1820; COMI 1840
  • Second semester: CNVT 1830, 1840: CNVT 2100 OR COMI 2020
Certificate Requirements
COURSE NO. COURSE TITLE COURSE NOTES CREDITS
COMI 1840 Microsoft Windows Server   3
CNVT 1810 Networking Technology For the Networking Technician concentration, students must take seven-and-a-half week versions of these courses. 3
CNVT 1820 Intermediate Networking For the Networking Technician concentration, students must take seven-and-a-half week versions of these courses. 3
CNVT 1830 LAN Design and Management Seven-and-a-half week courses 3
CNVT 1840 WAN Design and Management Seven-and-a-half week courses 3
CNVT 2100 OR COMI 2020 Basic Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) OR Network Security Software Fundamentals See course descriptions. 3

Total Certificate Requirements Credits 18

Total Program Credits 18

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Last Updated: 7/30/19