Networking Fundamentals

The Networking Academy at West Hills College Lemoore is a part of the Career Technical Education (CTE) academies.  The CTE academies are a series of technical courses that are sequenced in a student-friendly format and specifically designed to prepare you for a job in the workforce.

The Networking Academy at West Hills College Lemoore prepares students for
the industry recognized CompTIA Network+ certification exam and validates the
knowledge and skills of networking professionals. The Network+ certification
exam is an international, vendor-neutral certification that recognizes a technician’s
ability to describe the features and functions of networking components and to install,
configure and troubleshoot basic networking hardware, protocols, and services.

West Hills College Lemoore also assists students as they prepare to enter the workforce
through our Workforce Internship and Networking (WIN) Center. The WIN Center
prepares students for interviews, finds students internships, and connects students
with jobs after academy completion.

Students will learn to:

  • Configure networking on systems and workstations
  • Understand and setup TCP/IP networks and subnets
  • Maintain physical and wireless network connections and equipment

Students will earn:

  • CA Community College Chancellor’s Office Recognized Certificate
  • CompTIA Network+ certification exam preparation

Program overview:

  • Required co-enrollment
  • Cohort of 25 students
  • Two semesters (Fall & Spring)
  • Two nights per week
  • 17 units of college credit
  • Internships available

In addition to our  Networking Academy, West Hills College Lemoore assists students as they prepare to enter the workforce through our Workforce Internship and Networking (WIN) Center. The WIN Center prepares students for interviews, finds students internships, and connects students with jobs after academy completion.

  • What is CTE Academy?

    Its About Jobs. The Career Technical Education (CTE) academies at West Hills College Lemoore are a series of technical courses that are sequenced in a student-friendly format and specifically designed to prepare you for a job in the workforce.

    • Community Professionals
    • Transfer Students
    • High School Students
    • Current WHCL Students
    • Two semesters (Fall & Spring)
    • Two nights per week
    • 17 units of college credit
    • Required Co-enrollment
    • Cohort of 25 students
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Networking Academy Requirements 
Semester 1 (18 weeks):  
CIS-5A (9 weeks) - Information & Communication Technology Essentials
Monday & Wednesday, August - October

4 units 
CIS-5B (9 weeks) - Computer Network & Fundamentals
Monday & Wednesday, October - December
3 units 
CIS-42 (9 weeks) - System Design & Analysis
[Online], October - December
3 units 
Semester 2 (18 weeks):
CIS-5C (9 weeks) - Routing & Switching Essentials
Monday & Wednesday, January - March
3 units 
CIS-5D (9 weeks) - System & Network Administration
Monday & Wednesday, March - May
3 units 
WE-15XX or CIS-15XX (18 weeks) - Cooperative Work Experience Education
January - May
1- 3 units 
Total Units 
17 - 19 units