Information Technology Entry Level Networking Certificate

Course Number Course Title CL LAB CR
IST 108C Personal Computer Hardware and Software 2 2 3
IST 140C Database Design and Management 2 2 3
IST 151C Introduction to Networks 2 2 3
IST 153C Routing and Switching Essentials 2 2 3
CL - Number of lecture/classroom hours per week for the course
LAB - Number of simulation laboratory, laboratory or clinical hours per week for the course
CR - Number of credit hours for the course

Curriculum for students entering program in 2019-20.

This program consists of four courses which provide students with the basic Networking, PC Hardware and Software, and Database skills needed to obtain entry level network technician or computer support positions.  Classes can be taken day or evening, or up to 100% online.This program is not Financial Aid eligible.

Students who complete these courses will be eligible to test for two widely-recognized industry certificates:

  • Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT)
  • A+

There is a growing demand for network technicians in New Hampshire.  In July 2015, the job search site listed over 100 network technician and similar jobs open in the state.  Salaries for entry level positions start at over $37,000 (Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2014).  Job growth in this field is projected at 7.4% in New Hampshire through 2022 (

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Aaron Conn
Information Technology
Department Chair

(603) 271-6484 x4143

31 College Drive
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 230-4011

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