Introduction to Local Area Networks:
For the Beginner


Target Audience

This course is designed for students who have limited exposure to Network technology:
  • Students thinking about starting an IT career

  • Business professionals who needs/wants to have a basic understanding of what his/her IT staff is talking about.

Course Description

Students will explore networking fundamentals; to demystify how network transmissions travel from one PC to another over a network, or from one network to another network. We will explore how Hubs, Switches, and Routers work in relationship to the OSI model. In exploring this technology and the OSI model we will gain a basic understanding of Collision Domains, Broadcast Domains, VLANS, and Firewalls. The course will concentrate on current industry technology such as Ethernet & Wireless Networks and Telephony.  

This introductory seminar will use a combination of lectures and tours to examine the physical and logical layout, as well as the benefits of computer networks. Students will also install a wireless network in the computer lab and then learn how to secure it using encryption.


  • None

Suggested courses after this course:


Suggested Enrollment Process

To Enroll Online:

  1.  Click: ‘On Line Registration’ on the left side of this webpage.

  2. Click on Search and Register for Workforce Development Classes

  3. Type in ‘Network’ and hit 'Submit"

  4. Carefully click the SELECT box for the course that you want to take (ZCMP-427). There may be several choices so make sure you select the right course and dates

  5. Enter in your personal and credit card information. Your receipt will be immediately emailed to you. It should have the Building and Classroom for the course.

    • If it does not, check with our office at 755 4225 a few weeks prior to the class to confirm the room numbers.

To Enroll in Person:

Go to STCC Building 16, Garvey Hall Room 131 to register for the course or call 755 4225