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Computer Information Systems: Networking Professional

(B35) Certificate

Students must first complete the Networking Specialist Certificate before enrolling in the Networking Professional Certificate.
This program is designed to prepare students for employment in business, industry and government. Networking professionals are responsible for overseeing the design, administration, and security of organization network infrastructure.

Work and Employment

Networking professionals are employed by all sectors of the economy including the communications industry. Networking professionals are employed in large and small organizations with diverse responsibilities including supervision of computer network specialist.

Special Considerations

Networking professionals must have the following skills and aptitudes: communicate well, work under pressure, show good judgment, are systematic and accurate. A clear understanding of computer technology and internetworking is important.

Program Contacts at Sauk Valley Community College
Academic Advising, 815/835-6354; Dr. Mary Lou Kidder, Professor of Computer Information Systems, 815/835-6358; Kevin Megill, Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems, 815/835-6251; Valarie Sleger, Professor of Computer Information Systems, 815/835-6388.



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 16 credit hours.

Tuition $2,032.00 $5,328.00 $5,920.00
Fees $192.00 $192.00 $192.00
Course Fees * $30.00 * $30.00 * $30.00
Total Tuition and Fees $2,254.00 $5,550.00 $6,142.00

* 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.