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BASE SALARY AND JOB OUTLOOK

Median wages (national): $31.10 hourly/ $64,690 annual
Median wages (Arizona): $29.05 hourly/ $60,400 annual
Projected job growth: Much faster than average (21% or higher)
Starting salary: Entry level CCNA certified technicians should be approx. $35,000 to $40,000 per year.
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JOB TITLES

Network Administrator or Engineer
System or Network Security Administrator
Local Area Network (LAN) Administrator

Cisco Systems is the world leader in networking for the Internet. Cisco networking technicians and professionals design, build, maintain and troubleshoot computer network systems. Graduates can work anywhere computer networks are used (LANs or WANs). These include corporations, offices, banks, hospitals, schools and all levels of government.

Certification is the key to this field. The more credentials the better. Our certificates and degrees prepare you to pass Cisco certification exams for network associate (CCNA), network associate level specializations in Security, Wireless and Voice (VoIP) or network professional (CCNP). The associate degree includes certification courses as well as other computer and general education courses for students wanting to transfer to a 4-year college or university.

All courses are taught by Cisco Certified Professionals using the Cisco Networking Academy program curriculum.

Certificates of Completion (CCL) Certifications:
Networking Administration: Cisco
Administration: Cisco Network Professional
Information Technology: Cisco Networking Network

Degree Certification: Associate in Applied Science Information Technology: Cisco Networking

Network Administration: Cisco - Get Your CCNA

Are you interested in working with Cisco Systems networking and Internet hardware? This certificate will give you the knowledge and skills to install, configure, maintain, and troubleshoot Cisco routers and switches, and configure advanced routing protocols. The courses in the program are designed to prepare you for the Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) examination.

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS (16 CREDITS)

CNT140AA Cisco Networking Fundamentals (4)
CNT150AA Cisco Routing Protocols and Concepts (4)
CNT160AA Cisco LAN Switching and Wireless (4)
CNT170AA Cisco Accessing the Wide-Area Network (WAN) (4)

Network Administration: Cisco Network Professional - Get Your CCNP

Get the marketable skills you need for industry-recognized standards associated with a network professional who can install, configure, and troubleshoot local and wide area networks for enterprise organizations. The program prepares you to for the certification tests in Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certification, which indicates advanced or journeyman knowledge.

Certificate Of Completion Requirements (16-20 Credits)

The Certificate of Completion in Network Administration: Cisco Network Professional requires successful completion of a minimum of 16 credit hours.

CNT170AA Cisco Connecting Networks (Completed in your CCNA CCL) (0-4)
CNT200 CCNP ROUTE: Implementing Cisco IP Routing (4)
CNT220 CCNP Switch: Implementing Cisco IP Switching (4)
CNT231 CCNP TSHOOT: Maintaining and Trouble Shooting Cisco IP Networks (4)
CNT2++ Any 200 level CNT course (4)

Information Technology: Cisco Networking

Prepare for industry-recognized certifications – Cisco Certified Networking Associate and Cisco Certified Network Professional Certifications. You will develop the knowledge and skills to install, configure, maintain, and troubleshoot Cisco routers and components, advanced routing protocols, Local Area Networks (LANs), and Wide Area Networks (WANs) as well as troubleshoot problems with hardware and software configurations and perform administrative tasks in a network.

Certificate Of Completion Requirements (41-44 Credits)

The Certificate of Completion in Information Technology: Cisco Networking requires successful completion of a minimum of 41 credit hours.

CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems OR Permission of Program Director is a prerequisite (0-3)
COMPLETION OF CCL IN NETWORKING ADMINISTRATION: CISCO COURSES (16)
CIS126DL Linux Operating System (3)
MST150++ Microsoft Windows (Any MST150++ Module) (3)
BPC170 Computer Maintenance I: A+ Essentials Prep (3)
CNT2++ Select 16 credits from any 200 level Cisco CNT course or completion of CCL in Cisco Network Professional (16)

AA Degree Requirements (22 - 25 Credits)

The Associate Degree in Information Technology: Cisco Networking requires successful completion of 41- 44 credits from the above CCL plus successful completion of 22 – 25 credits of General Education Courses as outlined below for a minimum of 63 total credits.

ENG101 or ENG 107 First Year composition (3)
ENG102 or ENG 108
or ENG 111
Oral (3)
COM 110 or COM 225 Communications (3)
CRE101
(Or exempt by evaluation)
Critical Reading course (0-3)
MAT142 or MAT151 Mathematics course (3-5)
Humanities and Fine Arts (see catalog for approved courses) (3)
Social and Behavioral Science (see catalog for approved courses) (3)
Natural Science (see catalog for approved courses) (4)

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