Cisco Networking

  • Credits: 14
  • Degree Type: Certificate
  • Campus: East Grand Forks

Upon completion of this certificate the student will be able to take the Cisco CCNA and CompTIA Network+ certification exams offered though a VUE or Prometric testing center.


Program Overview

This program prepares students to take the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification and also the CompTIA Network+ certification. The course work includes Cisco semesters 1 - 4. Skill development covers LAN/WAN networking technology and concepts, networking math, networking media, router configuration, switching, VLANS, routing protocols and WAN links and services. Prior experience with computer hardware, binary math, and basic electronics is desired but not required. Background in cabling is beneficial. Upon completion of this certificate the student will be able to take the Cisco CCNA and CompTIA Network+ certification exams offered though a VUE or Prometric testing center.


Employment

The employment outlook for computer network support specialists in the state of Minnesota from 2010 to 2020 is 9.8%, an average growth career.

Potential Job Titles

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Program Course Listings

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Required Courses

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
CPTR 1136 Networking I 4
CPTR 1147 Networking II 4
CPTR 2226 Networking III 3
CPTR 2227 Networking IV 3
TOTAL CREDITS: 14
 

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Program Specific Requirements

Students achieving assessment scores below the established minimums must register and successfully complete (with a grade of C or better) the required developmental courses in order to meet graduation requirements.

The program minimum scores for the Accuplacer Assessment test are as follows:
Reading Comprehension: 78
Arithmetic: 50

All required courses for the program must be completed with a grade of C or better.



  1. Student will demonstrate an understanding of essential network communication protocols.

  2. Students will properly design, illustrate and build computer networks.

  3. Students will configure and maintain routers and switches.

  4. Students will demonstrate an understanding of network topologies and the use of hardware and test equipment in a variety of computer networking situations.

  5. Students will use networking terminology expected with the computer industry.

  6. Students will employ trouble-shooting, critical thinking and problem-solving skills properly to a variety of networking situations.

  7. Students will demonstrate effective oral and written communications with all clients and customers with respect for diversity of culture, age and gender.

  8. Students will demonstrate professional workplace habits including punctuality, attitudes, behaviors, and craftsmanship expected of the computer industry.

Program Accreditation

Northland Community & Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Program Faculty

  • Don Campbell
  • Computer & Network Technology Instructor
  • Campus: East Grand Forks
  • Tel: (218) 793-2571
  • Toll Free: 1.800.959.6282
  • Donald Fischer
  • Computer & Network Technology Instructor
  • Campus: East Grand Forks
  • Tel: (218) 793-2580
  • Toll Free: 1.800.959.6282
  • Mark Meuleners
  • Computer Instructor
  • Campus: East Grand Forks
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  • Toll Free: 1.800.959.6282

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