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Fort Hays State University
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Phone: 785-628-5373
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Minor in Computer Networking and Telecommunications

Enhance your resume and career opportunities with a Minor in Computer Networking from the Department of Informatics at Fort Hays State University. This minor provides degree seeking students in related fields a way to learn applied skills that would be valuable in fields as far ranging as Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, and Technology Studies.

This minor may include courses needed to prepare one to sit for these certifications depending on your choice of electives:

Our program provides extensive networking expertise and depth. We offer small class sizes and access to faculty. Our laboratory and computing environment is supported by leading companies such as Cisco and Oracle. Regardless of where your skills are at when you enter, you’ll leave with valuable skills and a competitive resume.

The Computer Networking and Telecommunications minor is offered both on campus and online. Some electives are offered only on campus or online.

Program Summary

Minor in Computer Networking and Telecommunications

Core Courses: 12 Credit Hours
Computer Networking Electives: 9 Credit Hours 
TOTAL HOURS REQUIRED FOR MINOR: 21 Credit Hours

 COMPUTER NETWORKING CORE REQUIREMENTS (12 Credit Hours)

  • INF 291 Internetworking I (CCENT Prep) (3 Credit Hours)
  • INF 292 Internetworking II (CCENT Prep) (3 Credit Hours)
  • INF 680 Network Architecture and Data Communications I (3 Credit Hours)
  • INF 681 Network Architecture and Data Communications II (3 Credit Hours)

COMPUTER NETWORKING ELECTIVES (9 Credit Hours)

      Choose three from the following:

  • INF 393 Internetworking III (CCNA R&S Prep) (3 Credit Hours)
  • INF 394 Internetworking IV (CCNA R&S Prep) (3 Credit Hours)
  • INF 662 Modern Telephony (3 Credit Hours)
  • INF 671 Linux for Networking (3 Credit Hours)
  • INF 684 Foundations of Information System Security (CISSP Prep) (3 Credit Hours)
  • INF 685 Fundamentals of Network Security (CCNA Security Prep) (3 Credit Hours)
  • INF 695 Advanced Routing (3 Credit Hours)
  • INF 697 Advanced LAN Switching (3 Credit Hours)
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