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 Indeed.com listed 63 openings for CCNAs in New Hampshire. Salary.com 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.

Information Technology Network Associate Certificate

Course NumberCourse TitleCLLABCR
IST 151CIntroduction to Networks223
IST 153CRouting and Switching Essentials223
IST 251CScaling Networks223
IST 253CConnecting Networks223
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


of students qualify for financial aid