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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 - 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.

Network Support Technician - Certificate Program

Program Overview

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

Email Program Advisor

Advising Appointments



Palm Bay via Teams

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:

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.

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