Network Tech Certificate

Program Statement

Students will be prepared for entry-level positions in network administration, IT technical support and related fields. This program combines theoretical knowledge with hands-on practical experience. Students will gain a solid foundation in the principles of computer networking, including server management, network design, network security, implementation, and troubleshooting. Through hands-on exercises and real-world projects, students will apply their knowledge in configuring servers, routers and other network devices commonly used in industry settings.

Program Information

  • Students are required to complete 7 program courses for a total of 29 credits to complete the requirements.
  • This certificate is ideal for career professionals and learners with an associate degree or higher seeking to transition into the field of computer networking.
  • This certificate may be completed 100% online.
  • The certificate can be completed in two semesters if started in a spring semester.
  • Students with CompTIA A+ or Network+ certifications can receive Credit for Prior Learning for EGR 133: Computer Configuration and Repair, and CIS 134: Networking Technologies respectively.
  • Transfer credit for any CIS or CIT course must be approved by the CIS Department Chair.
  • Bristol Community College is a licensed partner with CompTIA, Cisco Networking Academy, and AWS Academy. Bristol students can purchase test vouchers and prep materials at a discounted rate.

After Bristol

  • This program prepares students for high-demand careers as information security professionals in various organizations.
  • Most courses within this certificate program may be applied to the Networking degree program. Please speak to an advisor for details.
  • Students are encouraged to sit for the A+ Certification exam.
  • All courses may be applied to an Associate in Science in General Studies, STEM Transfer Studies.
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Course Sequencing


Academic Area

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Degree Offered

Certificate of Achievement in Network Tech

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Program Contact

Steven Frechette
Department Chair

Adrienne Foster Scharf
Dean of STEM

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