Online Undergraduate Certificate in Computer Networking

Earn your Computer Networking Certificate online at Champlain College Online and enter this career field with a credential employers will respect.

Our 18-credit Computer Networking Certificate is designed for:

  • Individuals with an IT background who have been out of the field for a bit but would like to re-enter this career area
  • IT professionals with a web background who work for a help/support desk
  • Professionals who are already working in IT administration and want to expand their skill set for more job opportunities.

Note: Federal financial aid is only available for associate, bachelor's and master's degree programs. Stand-alone certificate programs are ineligible for financial aid.

Benefits of Getting a Computer Networking Certificate Online From Champlain

At Champlain College Online,  we understand how important it is for busy working adults to gain knowledge and expertise quickly, which is why our online computer networking certification classes are applicable to the real world from day one, and are offered 100% online, allowing you to participate at days and times convenient to you. Our computer networking certification can be completed in less than a year, allowing you to get started in your new career path sooner. Whether you've already earned an undergraduate degree or you're currently pursuing your bachelor's degree,  a computer networking certificate online is a great way to earn a credential in the computer networking field, get your resume noticed, and demonstrate proficiency in a focused area of knowledge.

Computer Networking Certificate Program Curriculum*

Our computer networking courses are designed for working adults, and equip students with the principles of computer networking that can be applied to their workplaces from day one, covering topics such as operating systems, TCP/IP, telecommunications, Windows server administration, Linux/Unix system administration, network design, and wireless networking. When you study computer networking online at Champlain, you will be taking the best computer networking courses, professional courses, and technical courses, all of which are focused and relevant to today's computer networking professionals. And because our computer networking certification counts towards our Computer & Information Systems (CIS) and Cybersecurity bachelor's degrees, your certificate can be earned as either a stand-alone credential or as a step along your path to a degree.


 Course # Course TitleCredits
CMIT 140 Introduction to Operating Systems 3
NETW 130 Telecommunications 3
NETW 250 or NETW 260 Windows Server Administration I  or Linux/Unix System Administration I 3
NETW 330 Network Design 3
NETW 210 Wireless Networking 3
  Total Credits to Earn This Certificate: 18

* Some courses in this certificate program may have prerequisites. Please click on the course name for a description and prerequisite information. If prerequisites are listed that are not currently part of the certificate program please call an Admission Representative at 888-545-3459 for more information.

Why Champlain?

All of Champlain College's undergraduate certificate programs were designed with the adult learner in mind. All are offered in areas essential to today's job market, and are designed to be taught with the needs of busy working adults in mind: with immediate professional relevance, real-world application, and collaborative instruction from faculty that are experts in their fields. Our courses are offered in a convenient, 100% online format, accessible at any time, from anywhere, allowing you to fit your classwork into your schedule in a way that works for you. And because Champlain College is dedicated to offering a high-quality higher education experience, you'll be gaining both knowledge in your field of interest, and broadly-applicable skills essential to success in the modern workplace, such as critical thinking, problem solving, and communication. Earning a certificate from Champlain College Online means obtaining a respected credential from an accredited, nonprofit institution with a 140-year legacy of career-focused higher education, named the "Most Innovative School" in the North by U.S. News & World Report.

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