Program Coordinator: Debbie Rasnick, LRC 211, Ext. 2503
Length: Three semesters (1 year beginning in summer term)
Purpose: With the increased development of business, industry, and government in Virginia, there is a need for qualified personnel in information systems technology and networking. This certificate program is designed to train personnel for full-time employment upon completion of the course requirements. In addition, the curriculum furnishes the student the option to transfer into the AAS degree programs.
Help Desk Technician
Computer Support Technician
Admission Requirements: A student eligible for admission to the College can normally be considered for admission to the Networking Certificate.
Program Requirements: The three-semester curriculum provides training in information systems, A+, help desk and Windows server. Proficiency in high school English and mathematics is required. Students who are not proficient in English and mathematics will be required to correct their deficiencies in developmental courses. In addition, the curriculum includes supportive courses as a preparation for entrance into the job market. Upon successful completion of the curriculum, the student will be awarded a Certificate in Networking.
Total Minimum Credits Required for Certificate.................................34
Note: VHCC policy requires that students must keep their IT skills up to date. Therefore, IT courses transferred from other institutions and IT courses completed at VHCC must not be more than 5 years old for IT majors. If a student can demonstrate competency students, the student may appeal the rule by requesting departmental approval from the lead faculty in the IT Department.