Cisco Networking

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

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.


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

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Program Courses

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Required Courses

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
CPTR 1136 Networking I 4 credits
CPTR 1147 Networking II 4 credits
CPTR 2226 Networking III 3 credits
CPTR 2227 Networking IV 3 credits

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