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Heartland Community College

Certificate - Computer Networking Support Specialist

13 credit hours

Catalog Year 2023-2024

The Computer Networking Support Specialist Certificate of completion prepares individuals with basic skills required to install, maintain and support PCs in the workplace. This certificate may be applied toward further study in electronics, networking or computer technology. Upon completion of this certificate you should be prepared to take the industry certification of the CompTIA A+ and the CompTIA Network+. This certificate is part of the AAS in Computer Network Technology.


Certificate Requirements

Class Title Credit Hours
BTEC 115 or COMM 101 Business Communications or Introduction to Oral Communication 3
BTEC 145 Employment Success Strategies 1
NETW 150 Workstation Operating Systems 3
NETW 151 PC Hardware Maintenance and Repair 3
NETW 160 Introduction to Networking 3
Total Credit Hours 13

Suggested Sequence (full-time enrollment):

Fall or Spring  BTEC 115 or COMM 101, BTEC 145, NETW 150, NETW 151, NETW 160

Suggested Sequence (part-time enrollment):

Fall or Spring (semester 1) NETW 150, NETW 151
Fall or Spring (semester 2) BTEC 115 or COMM 101, BTEC 145, NETW 160

* denotes a fall only class
** denotes a spring only class
p denotes courses with a prerequisite or placement requirement

Information is subject to change. Please check with an academic advisor for current course offerings and program requirements. Current students with continual enrollment may graduate under the current program requirements or any program requirements in effect since first enrollment.

The U.S. Department of Education's gainful employment regulations require disclosure of certain program information to students and prospective students. Gainful employment programs are those " that prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation."
Please review the information pertaining to your certificate program by selecting your intended program at the Heartland Community College Career Coach
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Contact Us

Career and Technical Education Department
WDC 1200
1500 W Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: 309-268-8860
Fax: 309-268-7963

Email the CTE Department

Adam Campbell

Interim Dean, Career and Technical Education
WDC 2202
Phone: 309-268-8895