Data Center Technician, Certificate of Completion
A data center technician installs, maintains, and repairs a data center’s computer and network systems. Students completing this one-year certificate are fully prepared for employment in this rapidly-growing industry.
Students must complete a minimum of 46 credit hours with a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or better. All courses must be completed with a grade of 'C' or better. One course must be completed at Southwestern before the Certificate of Completion is awarded.
Complete the graduation application process one term prior to the term of completion (e.g., spring term graduates must apply during winter term).
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
- Apply technical skills to implement and maintain computer and network systems solutions and troubleshoot computer and network problems on an entry-level
- Demonstrate a basic knowledge of computer information systems.
- Demonstrate the ability to work independently or in a group environment with sensitivity to the needs of customers and coworkers.
- Demonstrate the skill and knowledge to install, configure and maintain PC and server hardware/software in a network environment.
Math and writing placement are unique to each student and are determined during the admissions and intake advising process. Additional math or writing courses may be required prior to taking the math or writing program requirements in this degree. For more information on placement methods used, visit our college placement policy here.
|CS160||Computer Science Orientation||4|
|MTH86||Computer Technology Mathematics 1||4|
|WR115||Fundamentals of Report Writing 2||4|
|CIS152||Network Routing & Switching Config||4|
|CIS140U||Intro to Operating Systems: Unix||4|
|CIS145||Hardware Installation Support||4|
|CIS279||Network Server Administration||4|
|CIS225||End User Support||4|
|CS133WS||Computer Language I: Web Scripting||4|
|BA285||Human Relations in Organizations||3|
All Honors courses may be substituted for their equivalent requirements.