The new class is part of Collin College’s new associate of applied science computer networking wireless track that can prepare students for different industry certifications like the CWSP certification. Mike Coffman, associate dean of academic affairs, said the wireless program allows students to gain a range of skills as the wireless certifications are not vendor-specific.
“We held think tanks, and Collin College’s wireless program was developed with advisory board members as an innovative response to those meetings,” Coffman said in a statement. “Technology changes rapidly, and that is why we offer a capstone class, which allows us to adapt as industries change, keeping our program responsive to industry demands.”
Students can gain industry certifications, such as certified wireless technician, or CWT; certified wireless network administrator, or CWNA; certified wireless security professional, or CWSP; and certified wireless design professional, or CWDP. A class for CWDP certification will be offered in spring 2020.
Open registration for new students for the fall semester begins June 11. Those interested in taking Wireless Network Security must take two prerequisite courses or provide proof of industry certification as a CWT and CWNA.