16 Semester Credit Hours; Curriculum: 0153

Courses for a Certificate
CIS 101Introduction to Computer Information Systems3
or CIS 103 Computer Software and Concepts
CNS 105Networking Essentials3
CNS 110Windows Client Desktop 13
CNS 121IT Certification Preparation1
CNS 150Windows Client Desktop 23
CNS 170Principles of Information Security3
or CNS 176 Network Security
Total Hours16

Due to rapid changes in information technology, we are frequently updating our certificate and degree programs to better prepare you for the job market. Please consult the CNS department chair for help with your pathway.

Note: Students can obtain Credit for Prior Learning through evaluation by Oakton faculty for any of the third-party IT certifications.