Health Information Networking Certificate Program

Course Title Course Number Semester Taken Credits Prerequisites
Applications/Concepts or PC Hardware and Software CIT110 or CIT182* 3 ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
Introduction to Networking CIT162** 3 CIT110 or CIT113 or CIT120 or Chair approval
Routers and Routing Basics CIT167*** 3 CIT162
Switching Basics & Intermediate Routing CIT267**** 3 CIT167
WAN Technologies CIT274***** 3 CIT167
Health Information Networking CIT277****** 3 CIT167
CISCO CCNA Security CIT279******* 3 CIT167
Total Credits 21

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*Note: CIT182 is the equivalent to Cisco's IT Essentials - A+

**Note: CIT162 is the equivalent to Cisco's CCNA R and S Semester 1

***Note: CIT167 is the equivalent to Cisco's CCNA R and S Semester 2

****Note: CIT267 is the equivalent to Cisco's CCNA R and S Semester 3

*****Note: CIT274 is the equivalent to Cisco's CCNA R and S Semester 4

******Note: CIT277 is the equivalent to Cisco's Health information Networking

*******Note: CIT279 is the equivalent to Cisco's CCNA Security

Program Overview

In addition to the BHCC CCNA R and S (Cisco Certified networking Associate - Routing and Switching) certificate courses, students earn an advanced BHCC Cisco networking certificate. Students will enhance their core routing and switching skills and gain the networking and security skills needed to work in industry and the health care fields. The Health Information Networking certificate program is designed for students who hope to expand 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 the healthcare industry, including network administrator and health network technician, careers in physician offices and hospitals, and with third-party contractors and healthcare providers. 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 R and S Certification Examination(s).
  • Prepare to take the Comp TIA A+ Certification Examination(s).
  • Prepare to take the Cisco IOS® Network Security (IINS) Certification Examination.

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