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Computer Information Systems: Networking Specialist

(B31) Certificate

The networking specialist 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 specialists 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.

Program Contacts at Sauk Valley Community College
Academic Advising, 815/835-6354. 

Estimated Program Cost

The following figures are based on current tuition and fee rates for the required number 20 credit hours.

Tuition $2,260.00 $6,440.00 $6,980.00
Student Activity Fee $150.00 $150.00 $150.00
Course Fees $70.00 $70.00 $70.00
Total Tuition and Fees $2,330.00 $6,510.00 $7,050.00

Estimated Additional Costs

The following figures are based on the average estimated per-credit-hour cost of attendance for the required number 20 credit hours. Actual costs will vary; check the Class Schedule for actual book costs.

Room and Board $6,750.00
Books and Supplies $1,037.20
Grand Total $10,117.20 $14,297.20 $14,837.20