Information Technology & Digital Arts

Networking - Certificate

The global use of computer technology has led to an ongoing demand for skilled technicians in all areas of computing. The Networking Certificate program prepares students for positions as network administrators and engineers by providing the knowledge required for certification by the network-industry leaders. All classes in this certificate transfer to HGTC's Associate in Applied Science in Computer Technology, Networking Emphasis degree program. 

For more information, contact:

Lou Ann Wehrung  (843) 349-5367 

Career Outlook

A network technician has the technical knowledge and ability to work as a network engineer, network technician, and network administrator.

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Course Sequence and Progression
A minimum grade of "C" or better is required for all CPT and IST-prefixed courses for progression and graduation.

Curriculum Sequence

First Semester - Spring
CPT 170 Microcomputer Applications 3
CPT 176 Microcomputer Operating Systems 3
IST 166 Network Fundamentals 3
Second Semester - Summer    
IST 161 Introduction to Network Administration 3
IST 162 Introduction to Workstation Networking Administration 3
Third Semester - Fall    
IST 165 Implementing & Administering Windows Directory Services 3
IST 291 Fundamentals of Network Security I 3
Fourth Semester - Spring    
CPT 280 SCWE in Computer Technology 3
IST 290 Special Topics in Information Sciences  
IST 261 Advanced Network Administration 3
IST 292 Fundamentals of Network Security II 3
IST 295 Fundamentals of Voice Over IP 3
  TOTAL 12