Network Support Technician - Certificate Program
EFSC's Network Support Technician College Credit Certificate (CCC) is specifically designed to help you prepare for an entry-level position as a network support technician.
In this program, you'll take core courses that cover the basics of computer network maintenance and support, networking fundamentals, operating systems, and network security fundamentals. These courses are structured in a way that gradually introduces you to different techniques and skills. You'll start by learning about computer networking, then move on to understanding client and server operating systems, and finally explore various security methods.
If you're already working in the field, this program provides an opportunity for you to enhance and update your skills. There are courses available in computer systems administration, network design and protection, and security methods and techniques that can supplement your existing knowledge and help you advance in your career.
The credits you earn through this certificate program can also be applied toward an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Network Systems Technology if you decide to pursue further education in the field.
Network Support Technician - 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
Network Support Technician Certificate - Course Curriculum
This certificate consists of seven classes that aim to help you become familiar with and skilled in the fundamental aspects of computer network systems. It's important to note that two of the courses have a prerequisite: Exploring Digital Technology (CGS 1000), which you'll need to take before enrolling in those specific classes.
Network Support Technician Certificate - Admissions Information
If you're interested in this program, you can apply through the regular admissions process at Eastern Florida. The Network Support Technician Certificate has a continuous enrollment format, which means you can apply and start classes in any term that suits you.
For this program, you don't need to submit any placement test scores. However, if you plan to pursue the A.S. degree later, you'll eventually need to take a college-level Common Placement Test (CPT). 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 tuition for this 21-credit-hour certificate program is around $2,185. However, please note that this amount doesn't cover additional expenses like course materials or lab fees.
There are various financial aid options available that can help reduce the overall cost of your education. You might be eligible for financial aid programs, public or private scholarships, or Veterans Educational Benefits.
College Courses You Would Take
This certificate program focuses on giving you practical experience with the most up-to-date network technologies, as well as hands-on training that prepares you for real-world scenarios.
Here are some of the courses you'll take:
Familiarizes you with the logical architecture of computing devices via hands-on experience with repair, troubleshooting, and maintenance.
Introduces you to the current Microsoft client operating system, covering installation, configuration, administration, security, network connectivity, and performance optimization.
Preps you for the CompTIA Network+ certification exam. Topics include networking information, media and topologies, protocols and standards, and more.
Provides a broad understanding of network security. Covers assessing security risks and safeguarding data, and helps prepare you for the CompTIA Security+ certification exam.
Why Become a Network Support Technician Through EFSC?
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Progress Toward Additional Degrees
When you complete this CCC, you have the opportunity to transfer the credits you earn toward a relevant A.S. degree at EFSC, which can serve as a seamless pathway to our Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree in Computer Information Systems Technology. The BAS offers five specializations to choose from, such as cybersecurity, networking systems, software development, and more. By pursuing these degrees, you can further advance your education and specialize in the area that interests you the most.
Related Computer Programs
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