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2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Network/Systems Administration, Technical Certificate

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The Network/Systems Administration Certificate prepares students not only for careers involving data, voice and video communication, and network administration, but also to operate today’s computer hardware, communication networks, and operating system software. Several courses in the program utilize the Cisco Networking Academy Curriculum and will prepare students for the Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) Certification Examination. Preparation for additional certifications (Microsoft Certified Systems Associate [MCSA], Linux Professional Institute [LPI], etc.) is available through this curriculum. The certificate may be applied to the AAS in Information Technology - Network Technology Emphasis or may be used as one of the technical disciplines required for the AAS in General Technology. CIT 2001 - CIT Internship  is available for students interested in improving their technical skills and making contacts within the industry.

Major Code: 4446
Advising: Craig Cates, (870) 391-3377, ccates@northark.edu
                 Advising Center: M184, South Campus, (870) 391-3115

The My Academic Plan (MAP) serves as a guideline to graduate in two semesters. The Key Milestones/Prerequisites listed for each semester highlight significant achievements that must be completed in the degree track. Students who do not follow the two-semester plan and/or who do not complete identified milestones may jeopardize their financial aid (if applicable) and/or delay graduation.

Academic Preparedness

Northark recognizes the important connection between student success and academic preparedness. Students may be required to complete one or more of the following courses before enrolling in college level courses. Summer and/or intercession courses may be required to graduate within two semesters. Developmental course credits earned do not count towards degree completion requirements.

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