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Network Administration - Windows, Certificate of Specialization

Not Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 1_CE_CSAW

Completion of this certificate will enable students to acquire the skills needed in the areas of technical operations and network management. In addition, this certificate provides preparation for students seeking industry-standard certification tests from CompTIA and Microsoft.

Program Outcomes

  1. Students who complete the Network Administration – Windows Certificate of Specialization will be capable of deploying, building, designing, optimizing, and operating a Windows Server and Desktop environment and they will be able to make the design and technology decisions necessary to ensure successful technology implementation projects.

Certificate Requirements

Orange Coast College offers two types of certificate awards in career programs designed to prepare the graduate to enter a particular field of employment. At least 3 units in an advanced course from the certificate must be completed at OCC.

  1. Certificate of Achievement - 8 units or more in a state-approved program.  Certificates of Achievement are not automatically awarded. A petition must be filed in Enrollment Services or online at the beginning of the semester in which the student will be completing his or her final requirements.  The petitioning periods are listed in the Graduation Requirements section of this catalog. 
  2. Certificate of Specialization - 16 units or less in a locally approved program.  Certificates of Specialization are not automatically awarded, not printed on official academic transcripts, and there is no acknowledgment of completion given at graduation.  Please contact the division for details regarding the submission of petitions as procedures for each division vary.  Most division offices prefer that students complete all of the required courses and then provide a copy of the transcript while some divisions allow petitions for Certificates of Specialization before finishing.

Minimum Grade Requirement
In order to be awarded a certificate, students are required to obtain a grade of “C” or better in all program-required courses. Grades of “CR” or “P” will be accepted whereas “CR” or “P” meets the equivalency of a “C” or better. A list of certificate programs can be found in the Programs A-Z section of this catalog. Check with a counselor to determine the requirements for completion.

Course Title Units
Required Courses
IT A163Windows Desktop Administration3
IT A192Network Systems Administration4
IT A193Network Infrastructure Administration3
IT A194Network Directory Services Administration3
IT A196Network Enterprise Administration4
Total Units17