Academic Catalogs

Network Professional, Certificate of Specialization

Not Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 1_CE_CSNP

In order to receive this Certificate of Achievement, students are required to have the Information and Communications Technologies: Network Technician Certificate of Achievement.

Program Outcomes

  1. Students who receive the Network Professional Certificate of Specialization will be able to design and implement a converged network.

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.

Required Prerequisites

Network Technician Certificate of Specialization

Course Title Units
Required Courses
IT A110PC Concepts: A+ Certification Preparation4
IT A191Network and Communications Technologies4
Total Units8

Subtotal 8

Course Title Units
Required Courses
IT A290Small Office / Home Office: Case Study 13
CMST A100Interpersonal Communication3
MGMT A100Applied Management for Public and Private Organizations3
Required Prerequisites8
Total Units17