Health Information Networking Certificate Program
Course Title Course Number Semester Taken Credits Prerequisites
IT Problem Solving or Applications/Concepts or PC Hardware and Software CIT113* or CIT110 or CIT182* 3 ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
CISCO Networking I CIT162 3 ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
CISCO Networking II CIT167 3 CIT162
CISCO Networking III CIT267 3 CIT167
CISCO Networking IV CIT274 3 CIT267, or Chair approval
Health Information Networking CIT277* 3 CIT167
CISCO CCNA Security CIT279* 3 CIT167
Total Credits 21

*Note: CIT113 satisfies the Learning Communities Requirement. CIT110 is recommended. CIT182 is the equivalent to Cisco’s IT Essentials A+ certification course. After completion of CIT267 and CIT274, students can prepare for the Cisco ICND2 or CCNA certification examination. CIT279 is the equivalent to Cisco’s CCNA Security and after completion, students can prepare for the Cisco Network Security certification examination.

Program Overview

The Health Information Networking Certificate program provides students with the networking and security concepts and skills needed to work in industry and in the healthcare field. The sequence of courses will help students prepare for the CCNA (Cisco Certified Networking Associate) certifications and the Cisco Network Security certification. Students enhance their core routing and switching knowledge and learn how to apply networking and security skills to the healthcare field. The health Information Networking Certificate program is designed for students who hope to further their networking skills with healthcare information and communication technology (ICT) and for students seeking career-oriented, entry-level networking and security specialist skills.

Career Outlook

The Health Information Networking Program helps students prepare for entry-level specialized ICT and networking careers in physician offices, hospitals, healthcare facilities and with third-party contractors. Students also gain the knowledge and skills needed to prepare for entry-level security specialist careers and networking careers in industry and will be prepared to take multiple industry certificate exams.

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Apply for entry-level networking positions.
  • Apply for entry-level network security specialist careers.
  • Apply for entry-level network and network security positions in the healthcare industry.
  • Prepare to take the Cisco CCNA Certification Examination(s).
  • Prepare to take the Comp TIA A+ Certification Examination(s).
  • Prepare to take the Cisco Network Security Certification Examination.

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