Information Technology Network Associate Certificate

Course Number Course Title CL LAB CR
IST 151C Introduction to Networks 2 2 3
IST 153C Routing and Switching Essentials 2 2 3
IST 251C Scaling Networks 2 2 3
IST 253C Connecting Networks 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 is the one NHTI certificate focused exclusively on networking, allowing students to develop a high level of expertise and to earn two industry networking certifications.  The program consists of a progression of four courses, which can be taken day or evening, or in a hybrid format.

This program is not financial aid eligible.

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

  • Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT)
  • CCNA Routing and Switching

Upon successful testing, graduates will be in demand for professional networking positions in a variety of companies.  They may also choose to continue their education, e.g. with NHTI's IT VoIP certificate.

There is a growing demand for network technicians in New Hampshire.  In July 2015, the job search site listed 63 openings for CCNAs in New Hampshire. reported median annual salaries for network administrators at $56,730 nationally, and $59,907 in Concord, NH in July 2015.  State employment statistics for 2012 showed over 1800 positions for network administrators, with job growth projected at 12.8% 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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