About Our Program

HFC's Cisco Networking Academy provides you with the skills you need to design, build and manage computer networks. After completing this program, you will be thoroughly prepared for top industry certification exams and entry-level professional employment.

The Computer Networking Academy offers a one-year, four-course Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certificate program that teaches you how to install and configure Cisco routers and switches in multi-protocol local and wide area networks, perform basic troubleshooting and improve network performance and security.

In addition to skills training, our program also prepares you for some of the most highly valued certifications within the IT industry, including the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP).

Interested in our Program?

  • $50 hourly wage; $100k+ per year

    Regional median hourly earnings for computer network architects.

  • Cisco scholarships

    Cisco scholarships are available at HFC for current CNT 210 Students.

  • 9.2% regional job increase

    expected by 2025 for computer network architects

  • 1,400+ regional jobs available

    for Computer network architects

  • HFC Annual Academy Olympics

    We bring together secondary and post-secondary Cisco Networking Academy students from throughout Southeast Michigan for a day of friendly competition at the annual Academy Olympics.

Student Testimonials

  • Matthew J. O’Bryan

    President/CEO of KLA Laboratories, Inc.

    The preparation of the HFC Cisco Academy alumni has given KLA the opportunity to easily elevate them to technical engineers at a world-class level. This qualified talent has been essential to our growth and success in providing unmatched service to our customers."

  • Kelly Gheesling

    Being a student of the Cisco Networking Academy at HFC was the best thing I did to jumpstart my career in IT. There is a huge job market for IT positions and the Cisco Networking Academy curriculum builds a great foundation to many different career paths in IT."

  • Ali Yassine

    Lead Network Engineer at KLA Laboratories, Inc.

    I consider myself extremely fortunate to have attended such a top notch program all within a few minutes of my home and pride myself to be counted among its alumni. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, I was pursuing a field where I could implement my experience in math and interest in computer science. I found networking to be a perfect blend of the two and the Cisco Academy was the conduit I needed to begin a life-changing career that has allowed me to travel the world and broaden my skills. I truly believe the team of instructors at HFC who supported my efforts have been instrumental in my continued pursuit of all things Cisco and networking."


Lists the faculty associated with this program and their contact information.
Name Credentials Email Phone
Kathryn Fitzner
FT Faculty - CISCO
B.S., Eastern Connecticut State University; M.A., Wayne State University* kfitzner@hfcc.edu 313-317-1570
Todd Browning
FT Faculty - CISCO
B.B.E., Eastern Michigan University*; M.Ed., Wayne State University browning@hfcc.edu 313-845-6365
Taha Abdulkarim
FT Faculty - CISCO
B.S., Wayne State University* tabdul@hfcc.edu 313-845-9895