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Networking - Certificate

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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 Network Systems Management Degree program.

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

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

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The mission of the Computer Technology department is to enhance the educational opportunities of our students by building a comprehensive and quality technology infrastructure to allow our students to simulate real world experiences.  This environment will be effectively maintained and operated to keep up with rapidly changing technologies and software utilized in the workforce.  This will allow the department to provide prompt, effective, reliable and in-depth education opportunities to our students.


  • Fully build out infrastructure and classrooms to allow for in-person, synchronous, hybrid and online courses.
  • Maintain and update the classrooms and infrastructure as needed to ensure we are providing up to date opportunities for our students.
  • Utilize as much of the infrastructure and classroom technology as possible to enhance student learning and experiences.

For more information, contact:
Lou Ann Timmons  - (843) 349-5367

Curriculum Sequence

First Semester - Fall
Course Title Semester
Credit Hours
Choose One: MAT 101, MAT 102, MAT 110 or MAT 120 3
IST 201 CISCO Internetworking Concepts 3
Second Semester - Spring    
IST 190 LINUX Essentials 3
IST 202 CISCO Router Configuartion 3
Third Semester - Summer    
IST 162 Introduction to Workstation Networking Administration 3
IST 203 Advanced CISCO Router Configuration 3
Fourth Semester - Fall    
IST 196 Cloud Storage Fundamentals 3
IST 291 Fundamentals of Network Security I 3
Fifth Semester - Spring    
IST 261 Advanced Network Administration 3
IST 292 Fundamentals of Network Security II 3
IST 295 Fundamentals of Voice Over IP 3