The following certificates (A+, CCNA, MOS, Network+, Security+, and Server+) are designed to prepare students for skills upgrade or entry-level careers in various information technology fields. These certificates provide students with the knowledge and hands-on skills to build, secure, and manage local area networks (LANs) and wide area networks (WANs), and learn Microsoft Office computer skills, and how to protect vital information. Additionally, some certificates provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge to pass specific industry certifications, such as Comp TIA A+, Microsoft Office Specialist, Network+, Security+, Server+, and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA).
This certificate curriculum includes many of the courses included in the Associate of Applied Science degree in Information Technology Specialist and credits may be applied toward that degree.
Students may need to demonstrate college-level proficiency in reading and mathematical skills before entering these programs. Skills in these areas may affect the sequence of courses in which students can enroll and may also extend the time required to complete the program. See the Academic Placement and Testing section.
Graduates of these programs will receive a Certificate of Occupational Proficiency in the specific areas listed below.
The Information Technology certificates are offered at specific campuses and/or through Online Learning. Many of the courses/certificates are available using a hybrid model with online course work and course-specific labs offered at one of our campuses. Some travel to campus lab sites may be required. For details consult a Colorado Mountain College adviser.
Certificate of Occupational Proficiency:
Certificate: Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
This program prepares students to design, build, and maintain networks capable of supporting national and global organizations. Coursework covers a complete range of basic through advanced networking concepts; from pulling cable through such complex concepts as subnet masking rules and strategies. Methods of learning are varied, with interactive on-line lessons, texts, movies, and extensive hands-on applications. Upon successful completion, the program graduate is qualified to take the Cisco Certified Network Associate examination.
The Cisco Certified Network Associate program is offered at the Summit Campus (hybrid courses, please contact the Summit campus).
◆ State Guaranteed Transfer Course
✽ Applies to CMC AA|AS Degree
For more information see Degree & Certificate Descriptions & Requirements .