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Certificate in Computer Network Tech

Networking can be defined simply as an arrangement where two or more computers are connected together using some devices e.g. cables or other medium and equipments that enable the users of the computer system to share devices (e.g. a printer) or data that is located on one of the computers, avoiding the need to duplicate such resources. This certificate program prepares students for careers in the computer networking field. To get the certificate, you must complete both levels.

Registration and Tuition:
Special Promotion Register for Level I and II for $1300

The complete certificate program is $1300 plus a one time $20 registration fee, or you can register for each course individually, with a $20 registration fee per semester. To register online for courses please click on the Course Browser/RegistrationClick the button to view the Program Brochure.

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 Payment Plan options are available. Students must register in person to enroll in a payment plan option. Certificate Students must visit or contact the registration office at 212-650-3850 Monday through Friday 9am-5pm to choose their class schedule per semester.  Learn more about the benefits of registering for the entire certificate program.

Computer Network Tech I (Basic Level 40 hours) $700

Not available this semester.

  • Work as a Computer Network Technician (entry level) – e.g. Help Desk Officer, Network Support Tech., etc.
  • Looking forward to taking certifications exams like the Network+, Security+, etc;
  • Go on to setup your network installation and maintenance business with further (advanced) training and some work experience. It will also serve as a helpful course for those aspiring for higher qualifications, college degrees and certifications in computer field e.g. MCSE or CCNP.

Course Prerequisites:

  • You can use a computer e.g. type a document, browse the internet, e-mail etc.
  • Familiarity with the internal devices of the personal computer and how they function will be a great advantage.
  • Students who seriously lack this PC experience may, optionally, choose to take the Computer PC Technicians course (Basic Level) before taking this course.


  • Networking Basics - characteristics; topologies; media; architectures; LANs, MAN, WANs; Internet
  • Networking Equipments - hardware devices; Software – NOS intro
  • The OSI Model - Introduction
  • TCP/IP - Protocol Suite; fundamentals; utilities; services
  • Looking Ahead: Introductory Concepts
  • VOIP – Voice & Video over IP; Remote Connectivity/VPN; Network; operating System variants; network installation; Network Security

    Computer Network Technician II (Advanced Level 40 hours) $700

    Not available this semester.

    This course provides the students with the added knowledge and skills needed in the computer networking field in the following capacities:

    • Work as a Network Technician e.g. Help Desk Officer (second level); Network Support Technician, etc.
    • With good hands-on work experience, get qualified to set up your own business
    • Looking forward to taking certifications exams like the Network+, Security+, etc;
    • A foundation for college degrees and higher certifications e.g. Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE) or Cisco Cert. Network Professional (CCNP)

    Course Prerequisites

    • Proof of basic level training in, and knowledge of, computer networking concepts
    • Familiarity with the internal devices of the Personal Computer and how they function is necessary.
    • Students who seriously lack this experience may be required to first take the Computer PC Technicians course (Basic Level). 


    • Review of Networking Basics
    • TCP/IP – Protocols and Standards (Revisited); Subnetting and Routing, Utilities, etc
    • The OSI Model - a closer look
    • Network Operating Systems variants; Wired and Wireless Networks; WANS and Remote Connectivity, VPN; Network Infrastructure
    • Network Implementation – Design, Installation, etc
    • Network Management & Support; Network Security & Disaster Recovery; Network Troubleshooting


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