communications networking certificate

Credit Certificate Program

The certificate program will provide students with strong fundamentals in both data networking technologies and telecommunications networking technologies and will demonstrate the students understanding of networking concepts. An emphasis will be placed on CISCO network training in order to prepare students to take the CCNA (CISCO Certified Network Associate) exam. Students completing the program will receive training in Windows Server Administration that prepares them to complete the Microsoft 70-640 certification exam. There is also specialize instruction in computer security that is aligned with the industry-recognized CompTIA Security+ exam. Completing the certificate program will lead to such jobs as help desk staff, network technician, network coordinator.

The Communications Networking Certificate program is a 22-credit program; the courses required by this certificate may transfer to the Computer Information Technology Associate’s degree program at MxCC.


Note About Financial Aid 
Federal regulations stipulate that a student may only receive financial aid for courses that count towards their degree/certificate. To comply with this regulation, MxCC must track the courses that a student is registered for that count towards their degree/certificate program.  Courses identified as not meeting program requirements will not be included in the calculation of financial aid eligibility. Pre requisites will be covered. This procedure is now in effect. Eligibility ceases once a student attempts 90 credits for a typical 60 credit program.


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