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Certificate of Achievement
Computer Information Technology/Network Technician

The following curriculum meets the requirement for a Certificate of Achievement in Computer Information Technology/ Network Technician. The courses needed for the certificate are designed for those who wish to pursue a career in Information Technology as a Network Technician.

Computer Information Technology/Network Technician students will be supported by a Student Success Team in the Accounting, Business, Economics, and Computer Technology Area of Interest. Please contact the Student Success Team for this program if you have any questions.

Sample Education Plan

This sample education plan represents one possible pathway through the program. Be advised that each university (UC, CSU, private, and others) has their own transfer requirements. Please see a counselor to create an education plan that is customized to meet your needs. Map is for reference only for the 2020-2021 catalog year. Please refer to the College Catalog (in pdf or flipbook format) for additional course descriptions.
CourseUnitsTypically Offered
1st Semester
CIT 101 - Introduction to Computer Information TechnologyM3.0
CIT 101 - Introduction to Computer Information Technology (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; CIT 100A
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is an examination of information systems and their role in business. It will focus on information systems, database management systems, networking, e-commerce, ethics and security, computer systems hardware and software components. It will apply these concepts and methods through hands-on projects developing computer-based solutions to business problems.

Total Semester Units:3.0 
2nd Semester
CIT 210 - Cisco Networking IM3.0
CIT 210 - Cisco Networking I (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: CIT 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; CIT 180
Transfers to: CSU

This course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. The principles and structure of IP (Internet Protocol) addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for further study of computer networks. It uses the OSI (Open Systems Interconnection) and TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) layered models to examine the nature and roles of protocols and services at the application, network, data link, and physical layers. This course is also the first of two courses designed to prepare students for the ICND 1 examination to achieve CCENT (Cisco® Certified Entry Networking Technician) Certification and helps in preparation for the CompTIA Network+ certification exam.

Total Semester Units:3.0 
3rd Semester
CIT 192 - Security +M3.0
CIT 192 - Security + (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: CIT 101, CIT 210
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; CIT 180
Transfers to: CSU

This course is an introduction to the fundamental principles and topics of Information Technology Security and Risk Management at the organizational level. It addresses hardware, software, processes, communications, applications, and policies and procedures with respect to organizational cybersecurity and risk management. This course provides preparation for the CompTIA Security+ certification exams.

CIT 211 - Cisco Networking IIM3.0
CIT 211 - Cisco Networking II (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: CIT 210 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; CIT 180
Transfers to: CSU

This course describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Students learn how to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality. By the end of this course students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with RIPv1, RIPv2, single-area and multi-area OSPF, virtual LANs, and inter-VLAN routing in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. This course is the second of two courses designed to prepare students for the ICND 2 examination to achieve CCENT (Cisco® Certified Entry Networking Technician) certification.

Total Semester Units:6.0 
4th Semester
CIT 212 - Cisco Networking IIIM3.0
CIT 212 - Cisco Networking III (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: CIT 211 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment; CIT 180
Transfers to: CSU

This course is the first of two courses designed to prepare students for the ICND-2 examination to achieve CCNA (Cisco® Certified Network Administrator) certification. Students will learn the architecture, components and operations of routers and switches in a large and complex network. Students will also learn to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with OSPF, EIGRP, STP, and VTP in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks along with developing skills needed to implement DCHP and DNS operations in a network.

Total Semester Units:3.0 
5th Semester
CIT 213 - Cisco Networking IVM3.0
CIT 213 - Cisco Networking IV (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: CIT 212
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment; CIT 180
Transfers to: CSU

This course is the second of two courses designed to prepare students for the ICND-2 examination to achieve CCNA (Cisco® Certified Network Administrator) certification. Students will learn about WAN technologies and network services for complex networks. Students will learn to troubleshoot network devices and issues with data link protocols, and implement IPSec and virtual private networks.

Total Semester Units:3.0 
Total Units for Computer Information Technology/Network Technician COA program 18.0 
Notes:
MMajor course; course may also meet a general education requirement
† Some classes may have higher units.
** this course has prerequisite, please click on course name to view.
GE = General Education Course. Some of these courses also meet degree requirements. Please see a counselor to find out which ones meet both the general education and degree requirement
M = Major Course
EL = Elective Course
   

Program Learning Outcomes

1

Students will demonstrate knowledge of computer networks in a business environment.


2

Students will demonstrate basic knowledge of the cybersecurity principles of confidentiality, integrity, and availability (CIA).


Gainful Employment Disclosures

  • This program is designed to be completed in ______
  • This program will cost $______ if completed within normal time (including books, materials, and additional fees). There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but are subject to change.
  • Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $0* of debt. *Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.
  • License Requirements. This program qualifies students to sit for licensure exam in California.

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