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2019-2020 Course Catalog 
2019-2020 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Storage Area Networking Certificate

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Total Credits: 17

Major Number: 5805
CIP Code: 11.0901

Program Description

This certificate is designed to prepare students to enter or advance into the Storage Area Networking (SAN) field. Students will develop knowledge, understanding, and technical operational skills relating to SAN best practices. This program is designed around developing Network Attached Storage (NAS) and Storage Area Networks (SAN). Focus on deployment of NAS and SAN and managing those networks in a data-centric enterprise environment. Students will gain valuable skills maintaining and managing SAN business requirements and standards. This certificate is designed to advance students/professionals into the SAN field by building on technical information technology, computing, networking, and telecommunication knowledge. Additionally, this certificate will prepare students to take the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) examination.

Program Prerequisites

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification, Cisco Certified Entry Level Network Technician (CCENT) certification, or completion of ITT 1032  and ECT 1030  with a grade of “C” or higher or demonstrated, relevant work experience, or instructor consent.

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Program Requirements

Total Credits: 17

Career/Occupational Elective Requirements


MnTC/General Education Requirements


MnTC Elective Requirements


Additional Elective Requirements


Additional Requirements


Program Information

General Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates

See Century College Policy

Program Note


Transfer, Articulation Agreements, and Partnerships

See the Century College website for information regarding transfer.
This program is intended primarily for employment preparation rather than transfer to a four-year institution. Some courses may not transfer to a number of four-year colleges. If you are considering the possibility of transfer, you may wish to talk with your advisor, counselor, or program instructor before registering to discuss your goals, look at programs designed for transfer, and develop a plan.

Program Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program students will be able to:

  • Understand, implement, and maintain storage network solutions
  • Understand, implement, and maintain network services such as DNS, email, and internet
  • Demonstrate the ability to extrapolate and apply knowledge to new situation in storing network data

Program Contact Information

Luke Andresen 651.779.5813 Room 1744 East

Sample Plan

Please note that this is a sample course sequence. Individual schedules will vary depending upon student needs, goals, and availability. Students are recommended to meet with their advisor, counselor, or faculty program instructors to create an individualized plan that includes prerequisites and application requirements. For detailed program information see the Century College website. This information is subject to change.


This information is subject to change. Changes and updates are posted on century.edu

Century College is a member of the Minnesota State system. We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator. This document can be available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 651.779.3354 or 1.800.228.1978 x 3354.

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