Academics

Networking

The mission of the Networking Certificate is to offer students a working knowledge of the principles, techniques, and skills required to set up and maintain a networking environment, so that individuals following this sequence of courses are prepared for employment or enhancement of their skills as a network technician or network administrator.

Admission to the Program

Students are expected to be proficient in the use of the Windows operating system. Proficiency may be developed by completing CMGEN 110 with a grade of “C” or better.

Degree

Certificate (Certificate Program)
Total Credit Hours: 28

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
CMCIS 151NETWORK FUNDAMENTALS 4
CMNET 140WINDOWS ADMINISTRATION 3
CMNET 150COMPUTER HARDWARE INFRASTRUCTURE 3
CMNET 165HELP DESK CONCEPTS 3
CMNET 210WINDOWS SERVER ADMINISTRATION 3
CMNET 220NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE ADMINISTRATION 3
CMNET 230DIRECTORY SERVICE ADMINISTRATION 3
CMNET 250ADVANCED SECURITY TOPICS 3 to 4
CMNET 280FIREWALL ADMINISTRATION 3

Students enrolled in this program must meet with their assigned academic advisor to plan a specific course schedule meeting Illinois Central College and personal requirements.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1CMCIS 151; CMNET 140; CMNET 150; CMNET 165; CMNET 210
Spring Semester 1CMNET 220; CMNET 230; CMNET 250; CMNET 280

Program Contact Information

Business, Legal, and Information Systems Department
Technology Center
Room TC 205
(309) 694-5558

Illinois Career Cluster

Information Technology

Career Pathway:
Network Systems

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Career Pathway

Pathway programs at ICC have a map that shows the courses/degree requirements that will lead students to their desired education and employment goals.

Career Cluster: Information Technology
Pathway: Network Systems
ICC Pathway: Networking

Early College

If you are a high school junior or senior, you can get a head start on your future by taking college-level courses now! Visit our Dual Credit webpage for a listing of area high schools with courses available

Communication | Computer Hardware Infrastructure (CMNET 150) | English | Humanities | Lab Science/Mathematics | Network Fundamentals (CMCIS 151) | Operating System Environments (CMNET 151) | Routing & Switching Essentials (CMCIS 152) | Scaling Networks (CMCIS 153) | Social Science | WAN Communications (CMCIS 154)

Point of Entry

High School Diploma or GED

Getting Started: Apply to ICC | Paying for College | Career Information: Network Architect | Student Information

Certificate of Completion

Networking (28 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

A+ Certified IT Professional, CCNA, CCNP, CCNA Wireless, CCNA Collaboration, CCNA Security, BICSI Level I Installer

Employment Information

Computer Network Architects, Computer Network Support Specialists $14-29/hr

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Network Administrator(65 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

A+ Certified IT Professional, CCNA, CCNP, CCNA Wireless, CCNA Collaboration, CCNA Security, BICSI Level I Installer

Employment Information

Computer Network Architects, Computer Network Support Specialists$14-29/hr

OCCUPATION BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

There are no current articulation agreements to Bachelor degree programs.

CAREER CLUSTER BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

Program transfer guides layout course work to be taken at ICC and the transfer institution to complete specific programs of study or majors.

Students have successfully transferred to ISU, SIUE, UIS, EIU, and WIU.

GENERAL BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

General transfer agreements formalize the transfer process from ICC to other colleges and universities.

For additional transfer information:
Transfer Assistance
Useful Transfer Links
Transfer Agreements