Mar 03, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Computer Networking Technology Certificate (CPNT-CC)

Location(s): Capital, Gateway, Manchester, Quinebaug Valley

CT State Community College Catalog 2023-2024

  • New students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 will begin as students of Connecticut State Community College under this catalog. 
  • Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
  • The policies, courses and programs described are applicable as of the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.

The Computer Networking Technology Certificate is designed to take a student with little or no information technology experience and prepares them for entry-level work in network and systems administration. It covers the fundamentals of computer network theory as well as practical network connectivity device configuration, administration of networked client-server Linux and Windows computer operating systems.

Students will be able to build virtualized and real-world computer networks. Students will have hands-on access to computer networking equipment.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of all certificate requirements, graduates should be able to:

  • Design and build local area networks (LAN).
  • Use packet tracing software to analyze network traffic.
  • Install and configure Linux and Windows operating systems.
  • Install and configure network services in Linux and Windows operating systems.

This certificate will begin to prepare students for common security certification exams such as:

  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Linux+
  • CCNA