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Cisco Certified Network Associate

Short-Term Certificate

The certificate prepares students to work as Network Managers, IT Administrators, or IT Specialists. Learn to troubleshoot hardware and network problems in CISCO environments, install and configure software and upgrades of CISCO environment, and use appropriate resources to resolve network management issues. Students complete 15 credits, resulting in a CICSO Network Associate Certificate. The program provides the training needed to pass the Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT) and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) exams.

Estimated Length of Completion

Degree Quarters Credits
Short-Term Certificate Full Time: NA
Part Time: 3
15.0

Program lengths are estimates, not guarantees. For the most current program information, please check with the program contact.

Program Pathway Map 

Program Pathways are a series of courses and experiences carefully selected to help you earn your credential and prepare for your career or university transfer.  Program Pathway Maps guide you through quarter-by-quarter coursework, indicate when you’ll need to complete important steps, and describe popular careers in this pathway.  Some course sequences or recommended courses can be customized or adjusted by speaking with an advisor.  

Cisco Certificate - Map

 

There are no formal program prerequisites, but students are strongly advised to have skills comparable to EET 131 (IT Essentials I/A+ Certification) and EET 132 (IT Essentials II/Advanced A+ Certification). Cisco 1 must be completed before enrolling in Cisco 2. Cisco 2 must be completed before enrolling in Cisco 3

Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor to discuss specific career goals and recommended coursework.


Job tests this program will prepare you for:

  • CCENT
  • CCNA

For current employment and wage estimates, please visit the following online resources and search for the relevant occupational term:

All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling 206.934.5391. There are additional costs for books and supplies. Each student is responsible for the purchase of certain supplies and required tools before the instruction begins.

Part Time

  • Resident Cost : $1,740.75
  • NonResident Cost : $1,969.05
  • International Student Cost : $4,486.80

Hours may vary based on specific program requirements. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling 206.934.5391.

Worker Friendly


This program is offered at times and in formats that meet the needs of working adults. This includes:

  • Hybrid
  • Hybrid courses provide students with the scheduling flexibility of fewer campus visits while covering the same materials as an equivalent class held entirely on campus. Hybrid classes usually have at least one on-campus meeting per week combined with a "virtual classroom" with online content, lessons and activities.

Worker Friendly


This program is offered at times and in formats that meet the needs of working adults. This includes:

  • Evening
  • Courses with a start time of 4:00 PM or later.

Coursework

Course Course ID Credits Availability

Provides experience in networking, covering networking terminology and protocols, LANs, WANs, OSI model, cabling, cabling tools, IPv4 and IPv6 addressing, network standards, and the use of decision-making and problem-solving techniques to solve networking problems. Prerequisites: EET 131, IT 120, IT 142, or instructor permission.

IT 142 5.0

The second of three classes, provides instruction in safety, networking, network protocols, LANs, WANs, Ethernet, LAN switching, Router IOS, TCP/IP Addressing, Router configuration, dynamic routing, static routing, and the network administrator's role and function, and the use of decision-making and problem-solving techniques to solve networking problems. Prerequisites: IT 142 or instructor permission. Computer Fee.

IT 144 5.0

The third of three classes extends the student's knowledge and practical experience with configuring LANs, VLANs, switching, wireless, Wide Area Networks (WANs), network troubleshooting and management. Protocols covered include 802.1D, 802.11, Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP), BGP, DHCP, NAT/PAT, and Ipv6. Prerequisites: IT 142, IT 144, or instructor permission. Computer Fee.

IT 146 5.0