2019-2020 Catalog

Cisco Network Associate, Certificate

Certificate—23 credit hours

Curriculum Code 1447

This program prepares students for employment as a Cisco network technician. Graduates will be able to administer, install, maintain and troubleshoot Cisco systems. In the program, students are introduced to routers, LAN/WAN design and the integration of the Internet in the corporate enterprise network. Students also use this program as an introduction to courses required for the CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate). Students can benefit from this program if they are just beginning to train for a career in Cisco network management, or if they already work in the industry and need to upgrade their job skills. Common job titles for recipients of this certificate include help desk technician, LAN technician, Cisco service representative, technical support specialist, and network system administrator.

Required Career Courses

23 credit hours as follows:

LAN-101Orientation to IT Professions

1

LAN-111IT Essentials - A+

3

LAN-112Managing IT - A+

3

LAN-121Network Essentials

3

LAN-122Network Services

4

LAN-246Routing and Switching - CCNA

3

LAN-256LAN Design - CCNA

3

LAN-266WAN Design - CCNA

3

Suggested Schedule

Semester 1 (11 credit hours)

LAN-101Orientation to IT Professions

1

LAN-121Network Essentials

3

LAN-122Network Services

4

LAN-246Routing and Switching - CCNA

3

(Take LAN-121: 1st 8 weeks)

(Take LAN-122: 2nd 8 weeks)

Semester 2 (12 credit hours)

LAN-111IT Essentials - A+

3

LAN-112Managing IT - A+

3

LAN-256LAN Design - CCNA

3

LAN-266WAN Design - CCNA

3