Network Engineering Associate Short-Term Technical Certificate
Sinclair Community College

Program Details

The online Network Engineering Associate Short-Term Technical Certificate program from Sinclair Community College provides students with state-of-the-art networking skills taught via the Cisco Networking Academy curriculum, including the knowledge and skills required to understand and participate in basic networking design, installation, configuration, and troubleshooting of corporate network infrastructure. Graduates are able to:

  • Employ basic cabling and network designs to build a simple Ethernet network using routers, switches, and appropriate cabling
  • Use command-line interface (CLI) commands to perform basic router and switch configuration and verification, as well as network troubleshooting
  • Describe the operations of reference models and identify the applications and services provided by the TCP/IP protocol suite
  • Demonstrate how communication works in data networks and the Internet
  • Design an IP addressing scheme and configure distance-vector and link-state routing protocols in a small routed network
  • Use router show and debug commands to troubleshoot common errors that occur on small routed networks


  • Sinclair placement test (college-level ACCUPLACER, ACT, SAT, ALEKS, or Compass (math) score within the last two years may be used for placement)

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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