Network Infrastructure - Certificate Program
In today's interconnected world, network systems are crucial for various industries. Pursuing a Network Infrastructure College Credit Certificate (CCC) at EFSC can lead to a rewarding career in this rapidly growing field!
Whether it's launching rockets or running restaurants, maintaining a reliable and secure network is vital for success. Network infrastructure involves the hardware and software that enables communication between devices, applications, and the Internet.
As a network support professional, you'll be responsible for troubleshooting and resolving computer network issues. This certificate program prepares you for entry-level roles as a technician in network support or server administration.
This CCC is also part of EFSC's Network Systems Technology A.S. degree program, which offers comprehensive training and additional career opportunities.
Network Infrastructure Certificate - Course Curriculum
You'll be introduced to various networking fundamentals, routing concepts, router configuration, LAN design, VLAN configuration, wireless concepts, WAN configuration, network security, remote access, and IP addressing services.
Network Infrastructure - Certificate Program
- Certificate Type
- College Credit Certificate (CCC)
- Delivery Methods
- On-Campus, Hybrid
- Cocoa, Melbourne, Palm Bay, Titusville
- Total Credit Hours
- Academic Community
- Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics
- Contact Information
Terry Lane, Program Advisor
These skills will be taught progressively, starting with computer networking and operating systems, and advancing to advanced router and switching methods and administration.
Network Infrastructure Certificate - Admissions Information
You can easily apply for this CCC program by following Eastern Florida's general enrollment process. The program offers rolling admissions, allowing you to apply or start classes in any term.
This program does not require any placement test scores, making it a popular way to add skills or get started and then move on to the associate degree. If you later pursue the A.S. degree, you'll need to submit Common Placement Test (CPT) scores. If you have any questions or need guidance, talk with the program advisor.
Brief Costs and Financial Aid Eligibility
If you're an in-state student, the cost of tuition and fees for this certificate program is approximately $2,185. Keep in mind that this amount doesn't cover additional expenses like course materials or lab fees. However, there are options available to help you in lowering the out-of-pocket costs, such as financial aid and scholarships.
College Courses You Would Take
You have the choice to take the seven courses for this certificate either in-person or through a combination of online and face-to-face instruction. If you're a full-time student, you can expect to complete the program in about two semesters. Part-time students may take a bit longer to finish.
Explore some of the specific classes included in this certificate:
Familiarizes you with the logical architecture of computing devices via hands-on experience with troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance.
Preps you for the CompTIA Network+ certification exam. Topics include networking information, media and topologies, protocols and standards, and more.
Introduces you to the current Microsoft client operating system, covering installation, configuration, administration, security, network connectivity, and performance optimization.
Explores networking hardware fundamentals, covering router configurations, routing protocols, and LAN switching. Prepares you for the CCNA and CCENT exams.
Why Study Network Infrastructure at EFSC?
Get Certified to Prepare for Future Opportunities
Employers seek individuals with skills to enhance competitiveness and network security. At Eastern Florida State College, you can take industry certification exams, including those from CompTIA, at our approved testing site. You can prepare with boot camps available to computer program students prior to undergoing your free certification testing at our assessment center.
Industry certifications will strengthen your résumé by demonstrating your proficiency in global industry standards, increasing your chances of finding employment!
High-Demand Field = Career Consistency
The demand for IT and network administration professionals is expected to increase significantly in the coming years. By completing the Network Infrastructure CCC program, you'll gain the necessary technical expertise and experience to pursue entry-level positions in network design, administration, installation, and maintenance, as well as computer repair.
Onward to a College Degree
By earning a CCC, you can transfer those credits to an A.S. degree at EFSC. With three IT-related A.S. degrees available, you can then seamlessly transition into EFSC's Computer Information Systems Technology BAS, which offers five specializations like cybersecurity and networking systems. Expand your career options and explore these pathways at EFSC!
Related Computer Programs
As you consider the Network Infrastructure certificate, explore the related Network System A.S. degree and the five other related College Credit Certificates. Plus check out the other two computer-focused A.S. degrees and the BAS option you can move on to with an A.S. degree. The program advisor is a great resource to discuss options.