Sauk Valley Community College

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(B31) Computer Information Systems: Networking Specialist

College Catalog - B31

Program Description

(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
Counseling Office, 815/835-6354. 

Estimated Program Cost

The following figures are based on current tuition and fee rates and estimated per-credit-hour cost of attendance for the required number 20 credit hours.

In-DistrictOut-of-DistrictOut-of-State
Tuition and Fees $2,210.00 $5,870.00 $6,390.00
Course Fees $100.00 $100.00 $100.00
Room and Board $6,750.00 $6,750.00 $6,750.00
Books and Supplies $1,037.20 $1,037.20 $1,037.20
Total $10,097.20 $13,757.20 $14,277.20