Chairperson: James G. Looby
Brahan Hall, Room 206, (518) 629-7225
This program has been deactivated effective Fall 2008 and as such, applications are no longer being accepted.
The System and Network Associate certificate is ideal for the returning adult student currently working or seeking employment in the informational technology (IT) field. For students seeking employment this certificate will prepare you for a variety of occupations including operating system administrator, network specialist, PC support specialist and help desk support staff. This certificate is also appropriate for the IT professional who desires to augment their understanding with computer network and system administration skill sets or the scientist desiring a better understanding of bioinformatics, the use of computers to handle biological data. Upon completion of this certificate, you will be prepared to take the industry standard Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification exam.
All CISS courses must have been taken within seven years in order to be applicable toward this degree program.
Program Entrance Requirements
High School Average
Algebra and geometry or 2 years of equivalent academic math including 1 semester of Math B (80 or above in each course)
Computer courses recommended. Transfer students are required to have a 2.0 GPA or higher.
The estimated cost of books for the student enrolled in the first full-time term as outlined would be approximately $705.
Total Credits Required: 26
*or specific course equivalents as approved by Department Chairperson.