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Launch Your Career

Learn new skills and take your Information Technology (IT) career to the next level with Pierce College's new Computer Networking Certificates. A certificate can be completed in just two quarters* and prepares you for the exam to earn CompTIA or MCSA credentials. If you decide to continue your education after earning a certificate, the credits you earn can be used towards an associate degree.

A Computer Networking certificate at Pierce College is...

  • Affordable. Certificates are VIE-25 eligible and multiple funding sources are available for students who qualify.
  • Convenient. Your courses can be completed entirely online at Pierce College, one of the nation's top 5 community colleges.
  • Flexible. Start any quarter!

Network Infrastructure Certificate

Course No. Course Title Credits
COLLG 110 College Success 3
CIS 121 Introduction to Computer Information Systems 5
CIS 134 Modern Computer Technologies
(Prepares students for the CompTIA A+ exam)
5
CNE 251 Unix Administration
(Prepares students for the CompTIA Linux+ exam)
5
CIS 265 Data Communications and Networks
(Prepares students for the CompTIA Network+ exam)
5
CNE 254 Fundamentals of Network Security
(Prepares students for the CompTIA Security+ exam)
5

Upon completion of all CompTIA exams above, students also earn CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist Certification. Course fee does not include the exam fee to sit for the CompTIA exams.

Microsoft Systems Administrator Certificate

Course No. Course Title Credits
COLLG 110 College Success 3
CIS 121 Introduction to Computer Information Systems 5
CIS 231 Implementing Windows Client Operating Systems
(Prepares students for the MCSA 70-698 exam)
5
CNE 232 Installing and Configuring Windows Server
(Prepares students for the MCSA 70-740 exam)
5
CIS 235 Administering Windows Server
(Prepares students for the MCSA 70-741 exam)
5
CNE 237 Configuring Advanced Windows Server Services
(Prepares students for the MCSA 70-742 exam)
5

Upon completion of all MCSA exams above, students also earn Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator Certification. Course fee does not include the exam fee to sit for the MCSA exams.

* Two quarters as a full-time student taking a regular class schedule. Students can also choose part time, but the certificate will take longer to complete.