Computer Networking Academy — CCNA

Program Information

Degree Type: 
Certificate of Achievement

Provides students with the skills for designing, building, and maintaining computer networks. The College offers a preparation program for CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) and CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional) industry certifications. Cisco certifications are consistently rated among the most highly valued certifications within the IT industry by both employers and IT professionals. The CCNA certificate program consists of four courses and is designed to be completed within one year. Students learn 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. The CCNA courses are also part of the required core courses for the Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems - Network Administration and are electives for the Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems - Information Assurance.

Learning Outcomes: 
  • Design, implement and document a comprehensive network environment.
  • Install, configure and troubleshoot network devices.


These courses are suggestions for electives:
No electives are required for completion of the certificate.
Minimum Credit Hours: 
Minimum Number Of Credits To Graduate: 
16.0 (Including Options/Electives)

Requirements are Subject to Change

The information represented here is for the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the Program Evaluation section of WebAdvisor.

Other Information


The College's Computer Networking Academy is Cisco-approved.

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Business and Computer Technology Division: 313-845-9645,, Technology Bldg, Room: E-211
Kathryn Fitzner: 313-317-1570,, Technology Bldg, Room: E-164G
Career Opportunities: 
  • PC Support Specialist
  • Network Administrator
  • Help Desk Technician
  • Network Engineer
  • Network Technician
  • Other IT related fields