Computer Studies - Infrastructure Specialist Certificate Requirements

Certificate of Achievement (Level I) – NMC Code 033

The Infrastructure Specialist I Certificate of Achievement prepares computer professionals to assemble, upgrade, maintain and repair personal computers and work in the area of Local Area Networks. The program is designed to prepare students for the following three internationally recognized certifications:

  • CompTIA A+® Certification
  • CompTIA Cloud+® Certification
  • CompTIA Network+® Certification
  • Microsoft MCTS Certification
  • Microsoft MTA Certification

For current program information, please call: (231) 995-1169.

Effective: Fall 2017

Certificate Requirements Credits: 19-20

Class

Credits

BUS 155 Interpersonal Communications or
BUS 231 Professional Communications or
COM 111 Public Speaking

3-4


For CompTIA A+® Certification:

Class

Credits

CIT 156 CompTIA A+® Certification I

3

CIT 157 CompTIA A+® Certification II

3


For CompTIA Cloud+® Certification:

Class

Credits

CIT 243 Cloud Technologies

3


For CompTIA Network+® Certification:

Class

Credits

CIT 213 Networking Technologies

4


For Microsoft MCTS Certification:

Class

Credits

CIT 215 Windows Server Environment

3


Computer Studies - Infrastructure Specialist II

Certificate of Achievement (Level II) NMC Code 030

Students completing the Infrastructure Specialist I certificate may elect to continue their education and obtain a level II certificate. The Cisco CCNA certification is an industry recognized certification in internetwork routing and switching. NMC is a Cisco Networking Academy Program.

For current program information, please call: (231) 995-1169.

Effective: Fall 2017

Level I CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS CREDITS: 19-20

Level II Certificate Requirements Credits: 12

Class

Credits

CIT 160 Cisco Internetworking I

3

CIT 161 Cisco Internetworking II

3

CIT 260 Cisco Internetworking III

3

CIT 261 Cisco Internetworking IV

3


Total Level II Certificate Requirements: 31-32


Computer Studies - Infrastructure Specialist III

Certificate of Achievement (Level III) NMC Code 024

After completing the Infrastructure Specialist II certificate may elect to continue their education and obtain a level III certificate. The CompTIA certification is an industry-recognized certification focusing on computer security.

For current program information, please call: (231) 995-1169.

Effective: Fall 2016

Level I Certificate Requirements Credits: 19-20

Level II Certificate Requirements Credits: 12

Level III Certificate Requirements Credits: 18 

Class

Credits

CIT 246 Windows Server Infrastructure

3

CIT 247 Enterprise Solutions

3


For CompTIA Network+® Certification:

Class

Credits

CIT 240 Network Security Management

3


Occupational Requirements:

Class

Credits

CIT 233 Project Management

3

CIT 256 Linux Administration

3

CIT 290 CIT Internship*

3

Total Level III Certificate Requirements: 49-50

* Students planning to take the internship class require department approval and are required to have a GPA of 3.0 in their CIT classes. It is also recommended that students have 20 credits in CIT classes and an overall GPA of 2.0. While a 3.0 GPA in CIT classes is required for this internship, an alternative, campus-based internship opportunity is available for students who do not meet this requirement.

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