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Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2019-2020

Palm Beach State College

Information Technology Technician CCC

Information Technology Technician  (6143)

Type of Award
CCC - College Credit Certificate

Program Website

Program Description
This college credit certificate program prepares individuals to plan, install, configure, monitor, troubleshoot and manage computer networks in a LAN/WAN environment. Students will be prepared to apply conceptual and theoretical knowledge to the workplace utilizing technical skills learned during the program. This certificate covers the core competencies for networking, but does not contain General Education requirements.

Course content includes computer hardware concepts, networking terminology, Microsoft Windows Server and Active Directory implementation and administration, Linux implementation and administration, and network security. These courses cover competencies for several certifications: A+ and Network.

Admission Requirements
• Have a standard high school diploma or GED;
• Complete an Application for Admission, located at

Completion Requirements
Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program.

Program Length
Approximate program length: one year.

The program is offered at the Lake Worth, Loxahatchee Groves, Belle Glade and Boca Raton campuses.

For More Information
Professor Brent M. Ferns, Sr., Department Chair,, (561) 868-3225 (Lake Worth)               Professor John Hadley, Department Chair,, (561) 862-4437 (Boca Raton)

To see when the course is offered, click the course number. To see a course description, click the course title.
Required Courses Credits: 21
CGS1100 Microcomputer Applications 3
CTS1110 Microcomputer Operating Systems 3
CTS1150 Computer Maintenance and Repair 3
CTS2301 Linux Fundamentals 3
CNT2402 Implementing and Administering Network Security 3
CNT2000 Network Technologies 3
CET2792 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 3
Total Program Credits: 21

For individualized course sequence

Employment Opportunities
This program prepares students for employment as help desk and network support specialists.

Career Path Notes
Credits earned in this certificate will transfer directly into the
Information Management College Credit Certificate and the Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Networking Administrator.

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