Jul 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog & Student Handbook 
2023-2024 Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Network Security and Support, CSC

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G3 Eligible Program- Qualifying students may have ZERO costs for tuition, fees, and textbooks. 
Learn more at https://www.brightpoint.edu/training-workforce/g3.


PURPOSE: This one-year program prepares students for entry-level jobs in computer networking. All career-technical degrees are guided by advisory committees comprised of local business leaders.

CREDENTIALS:  A Career Studies Certificate (CSC) is a program of study typically less than one year in length with a major in a career-technical area. Students receiving a CSC intend to pursue immediate employment. Many courses in this program provide preparation for industry certifications. Select the course details to locate certification information. 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Students must meet Brightpoint admission requirements. New students should work with their New Student Navigator to get ready for their first semester. They can also email getstarted@brightpoint.edu for assistance. Continuing students should work with their faculty advisor on academic planning and graduation requirements.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES: By the completion of this program, students will be expected to demonstrate an introductory level of competency in the following skills:

  1. Demonstrate the knowledge and practical skills of Open Systems Interconnection Model, layers, and functions relevant to an IT environment.
  2. Communicate effectively in IT environments using research, writing, and presentation skills.
  3. Show knowledge of configuration of services, including DNS and DHCP.


Total Minimum Credits to Complete: 28


Pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements can be found in course details.

Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their degree progress by accessing advisement reports in the Student Information System (SIS) in the myBrightpoint portal or the Academic Planner in Navigate.

All information technology courses must be completed within five years of student’s intended graduation date.

Students must have completed all coursework or be concurrently completing coursework in present semester for graduation with advisor’s approval.

Students who have completed the following industry certifications may receive credits toward completion of this program. Meet with faculty advisor for details.

  • CompTIA Linux+ is equivalent to 3 credits for ITN 170     
  • CompTIA Network+ is equivalent to 3 credits for ITN 101    
  • CompTIA A+ or CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ is equivalent to 3 credits for ITE 221     
  • CompTIA Security+ is equivalent to 3 credits for ITN 260   
  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner is equivalent to 3 credits for ITN 257   

For more information on program-related industry certifications, meet with your faculty advisor and go to the Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA) website at ccwatraining.org. Note that in order to receive a degree or certificate at Brightpoint at least 25% of the credits must be completed at the college.  

Courses noted as Fall only or Spring only are based on historical trends and current planning and may change without notice.


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