Healthcare IT is growing fast.

Be on the cutting edge of the industry.

The growth of healthcare services and rising demand for electronic records is driving the need for Network Technicians—skilled specialists who can build, install, analyze, troubleshoot, and maintain the hardware and software that power computer networks, wireless, and other communication systems.

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FAQ'S

  • What are my chances of getting a Cisco Broadband/Healthcare IT job when I graduate?

    The job placement rate for students who completed this program in 2012-2013 is *%.

    * This institution is not currently required to calculate a job placement rate for program completers.

  • How long will it take me to complete this Cisco Broadband/Healthcare IT certificate program?

    The program is designed to take 21 months to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2012-2013, 67% finished in 21 months.

  • What financing options are available to help me pay for this Cisco Broadband/Healthcare IT certificate program?

    Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans. The median amount of debt for program graduates is shown below:

    Federal loans: *
    Private education loans: *
    Institutional financing plan: *

    * Less than 10 graduates received loans. Median amounts are withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the loan recipients.

    The school has elected to provide the following additional information: 67% of program graduates used loans to help finance their costs for this program.

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Program availability varies by campus. Please contact the Admissions Department on your campus to learn more.

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Cisco Broadband/Healthcare IT Certificate from Baker College

Cisco Broadband/Healthcare ITCertificate

Healthcare IT is growing fast.

Be on the cutting edge of the industry.

The growth of healthcare services and rising demand for electronic records is driving the need for Network Technicians—skilled specialists who can build, install, analyze, troubleshoot, and maintain the hardware and software that power computer networks, wireless, and other communication systems.

Discover Your Future Cisco Broadband/Healthcare IT Career

Career Facts

$48,900

Median salary for Computer Support Specialists

17%

Estimated employment increase by 2022

$72,560

Median salary for Network and CS Admins.

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Overview

Baker’s Cisco Broadband/Healthcare IT program focuses on broadband, network security, wireless, and Healthcare IT.

Our class sizes are small, and taught by working healthcare IT professionals, who provide the framework and skills you need in networking, wireless, remote connectivity, VoIP and related technologies. In addition to your classroom studies, you have plenty of hands-on training, based on the Cisco CCNA (Certified Network Associates), Wireless and VoIP certifications.

When you graduate, you will receive the Health Information Networking Certificate from Cisco Systems, and be fully prepared to sit for the Cisco CCNA, CompTIA A+, and CompTIA Network+ certification exams—everything you need to begin a successful career.

Course Information
Requirements60 Hours
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
CIS 106B
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides an introduction to computer operating systems and maintenance concepts. Students will study the Microsoft Windows family of operating systems and will receive a brief introduction to Linux. This course will assist students in their preparation for the CompTIA A+ Essentials Exam.

Prerequisite(s):
WPG 098 or high school typing/proficiency, ENG 098B or satisfies developmental reading or placement exam, INF 111 or INF 121 or NET 101.
Computer Operating Systems and Maintenance I4
CSC 121B
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. The principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation. By the end of this course, students will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes.

Introduction to Networks4
CSC 221B
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8 Quarter Hours

Describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Students learn how to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with RIPv1, RIPv2, single-area and multi-area OSPF, virtual LANs, and inter-VLAN routing in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.

Routing and Switching Essentials8
CSC 231B
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8 Quarter Hours

Describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a larger and more complex network. Students learn how to configure routers and switches for advanced functionality. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with OSPF, EIGRP, STP, and VTP in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. Students will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement DHCP and DNS operations in a network.

Scaling Networks8
CSC 241A
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8 Quarter Hours

Discusses the WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex network. The course enables students to understand the selection criteria of network devices and WAN technologies to meet network requirements. Students learn how to configure and troubleshoot network devices and resolve common issues with data link protocols. Students will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement IPSec and virtual private network (VPN) operations in a complex network.

Connecting Networks8
CSC 301
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides technology focused curriculum and is designed for networking and internetworking students pursuing opportunities in the health IT field. This course is designed for Cisco Networking Academy (R) students who are looking for career-oriented, entry-level healthcare focused specialist skills. The curriculum should be used as a specialty (healthcare) supplement for the CCNA certification.

Prerequisite(s):
CSC 231A.
Cisco Healthcare IT4
ENG 101
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4 Quarter Hours

Emphasizes academic writing by reading and thinking critically to strengthen essential communication skills through the use of the writing process. Various assignments focus on summary and response, analysis, and informative writing. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 091 or satisfies developmental writing or placement exam, ENG 098B or satisfies developmental reading or placement exam.
Composition I4
MTH 111
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces elements of algebra including real numbers, linear graphing, variable expressions, linear equations, polynomial operations and factoring, systems of equations, quadratic equations, and rational functions.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 099E or satisfies developmental pre-algebra or placement exam.
Introductory Algebra4
NET 101
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to the field of computing. Topics include occupations within the field, terminology, basic computer and networking concepts and database concepts.

Prerequisite(s):
INF 091 or basic computer skills.
Networking Essentials I4
NET 102
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4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on the basic issues related to data communications and networking technologies. Topics include the OSI model, network topologies, protocols, and the fundamentals of internetworking. TCP/IP addressing is also covered.

Prerequisite(s):
INF 111 and INF 112, or INF 111 and INF 114A, or INF 121 and INF 114A, or NET 101.
Corequisite(s):
CIS 106B.
Networking Essentials II4
PSY 101
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides a foundation for understanding human relations with applications to both personal and professional growth. Focus is on examining the basic dynamics of human relations, how social influences shape thought and behavior, effective ways to develop skills of human relations, and the importance of multicultural competency within human relations.

Human Relations4
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Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
CSC 222
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4 Quarter Hours

Prepares students to sit for the Cisco Wireless LAN Support Specialist exam (Cisco #642-582 WLANFE). After completing this Cisco Academy course students will be able to design, configure and maintain enterprise-class WLANs and building-to-building wireless bridges. This course focuses on a comprehensive overview of WLAN radio technologies (802.11a,b and g) and topologies, products and solutions, site surveys, resilient WLAN design, and WLAN Security (802.1x, EAP, LEAP, WEP, SSID). Labs focus on wireless access point configuration and bridging applications.

Prerequisite(s):
CSC 221A.
Cisco Wireless Networking4
NET 211
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4 Quarter Hours

Explores the planning, designing, installing and configuring of wireless LANs. Offers in-depth coverage of wireless networks with extensive coverage of IEEE 802.11 b/a/g/pre-n implementation, design, managing, security, and troubleshooting. Material is reinforced with hands-on projects. This course prepares students for the Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA) certification.

Prerequisite(s):
NET 102.
Wireless Networking4

Quarter Hours Required for Graduation: 60

Program Description

Our nation has a growing shortage of trained Healthcare Information Technology (IT) professionals as identified by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS indicates that Healthcare IT jobs will increase the fastest through 2022 due to government initiatives driving the adoption of electronic medical records. This program focuses on broadband, network security, wireless and Healthcare IT training key skills necessary to fulfill the job requirements in the healthcare IT area. Many of the courses are based on Cisco Academy materials and curriculum. This program prepares the student to take the Cisco CCNA, CompTIA A+, and CompTIA Network+ certifications. Upon successful completion of the Cisco Healthcare IT class students receive the Health Information Networking Certificate from Cisco Systems.

Accreditation

Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org

Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

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FAQ's

  • What are my chances of getting a Cisco Broadband/Healthcare IT job when I graduate?

    The job placement rate for students who completed this program in 2012-2013 is *%.

    * This institution is not currently required to calculate a job placement rate for program completers.

  • How long will it take me to complete this Cisco Broadband/Healthcare IT certificate program?

    The program is designed to take 21 months to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2012-2013, 67% finished in 21 months.

  • What financing options are available to help me pay for this Cisco Broadband/Healthcare IT certificate program?

    Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans. The median amount of debt for program graduates is shown below:

    Federal loans: *
    Private education loans: *
    Institutional financing plan: *

    * Less than 10 graduates received loans. Median amounts are withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the loan recipients.

    The school has elected to provide the following additional information: 67% of program graduates used loans to help finance their costs for this program.

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Baker is very strategic. They know what it takes to get the job done.

Chris Bagwell