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Network Technician, Certificate of Achievement

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Banner Code: 1_CM_ITNT

Control Number: 42116

Not Financial Aid Eligible

Completion of this certificate will enable students to acquire the skills needed by professionals in information and communication technologies to support the converged network that carries voice, data, image, and video traffic.  This career is an emerging IT-related career that sees high demand and growth.

Program Outcome

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

Certificate of Achievement Requirements

The Certificate of Achievement is a state-approved career program that requires a minimum of eight units and is designed to prepare the graduate to enter a particular field of employment.  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.  At least 3 units in an advanced course from the certificate must be completed at OCC at the department’s discretion.  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 their final requirements.  The petitioning periods are listed in the Graduation Requirements section of this catalog.  Check with a counselor to determine the requirements for completion.

A list of certificate programs can be found in the Programs A-Z section of this catalog.  

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

Program Sequence

These sequences at Orange Coast College are curriculum maps for students to finish all requirements for the certificate. There may be advisories, prerequisites, or time requirements that students need to consider before following these maps. Students are advised to meet with an Orange Coast College Counselor for alternate sequencing.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
CHT A110 PC Concepts: A+ Certification Preparation 4
CHT A191 Network and Communications Technologies 4
 Total Units8
Additional Notations:
The two courses could be taken concurrently in one single semester since they are complementary. Students may take the CHT A110 class in the Fall or Spring semesters and then CHT A191 the following semester.