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Computer Information Systems: Networking Associate

(B31) Certificate

The networking associate certificate consists of a core of courses which provide job entry skills in the area of computer networks. This certificate can also be the foundation for advancement to higher level positions in an expanding field. Instruction includes hands-on system experience. This certificate is an expansion of the Networking certificate that adds training in network operating systems and general information systems theory.

Work and Employment

Networking associates are involved in the installation, use and maintenance of computer networks. They may set up the physical infrastructure for a network, use network operating systems to administrate and maintain network services, ranging from LANs to Internet services. Click here for further career information:

Program Contacts at Sauk Valley Community College
Academic Advising, 815/835-6354; Dr. Mary Lou Kidder, Professor of Business and Computer Information Systems, 815/835-6358; Kevin Megill, Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems, 815/835-6251;  

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Estimated Program Cost

The following figures are based on 2018-19 tuition and fee rates and the course fees in the Class Schedule for the required number 24 credit hours.

In-DistrictOut-of-DistrictOut-of-State
Tuition $3,048.00 $8,064.00 $9,168.00
Fees $288.00 $288.00 $288.00
Course Fees * $52.00 * $52.00 * $52.00
Total Tuition and Fees $3,388.00 $8,404.00 $9,508.00

* Note: Course fees may vary depending upon the classes that a student completes within an academic program. The course fee above is only an estimation and represents the maximum course fees possible; it is likely that course fees will be lower than the estimation above.