May 27, 2023  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog (DRAFT) 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog (DRAFT)

Computer Networking Technology Certificate (CPNT-CC)

Location(s): Capital, Gateway, Manchester, Quinebaug Valley

DRAFT CT State Community College Catalog 2023-2024

  • New students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 will begin as students of Connecticut State Community College under this draft catalog. 
  • Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this draft catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
  • This catalog is a draft to be finalized in the Spring of 2023. The policies, courses and programs described are not applicable until the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.

The Computer Networking Technology Certificate is designed to take a student with little or no information technology experience and prepares them for entry-level work in network and systems administration. It covers the fundamentals of computer network theory as well as practical network connectivity device configuration, administration of networked client-server Linux and Windows computer operating systems.

Students will be able to build virtualized and real-world computer networks. Students will have hands-on access to computer networking equipment.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of all certificate requirements, graduates should be able to:

  • Design and build local area networks (LAN).
  • Use packet tracing software to analyze network traffic.
  • Install and configure Linux and Windows operating systems.
  • Install and configure network services in Linux and Windows operating systems.

This certificate will begin to prepare students for common security certification exams such as:

  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Linux+
  • CCNA