Computer Networking: Cisco Network Design & Security Certificate

Clover Park Technical College is a member of Cisco Networking Academy community in 165 different countries. Our Cisco program delivers a comprehensive, 21st-century learning experience to help students develop the foundational information and communication technology skills needed to design, build, secure, and manage networks. Out program also helps students develop career skills such as problem solving, collaboration and critical thinking. The Cisco Academy uses a blended learning model that combines face-to-face teaching with engaging online content and hands-on learning activities to help students prepare for industry-standard certifications such as CCENT and CCNA; entry-level and advanced careers; and higher education in engineering, computer science, information systems, and related fields.

Certificate Info at a Glance

Type: Certificate

Approx. # of Quarters: 2

Estimated Cost: $2,731.24

Prerequisites: Students who enroll in the Cisco Network Design & Security certificate program are not expected to have any previous technical skills or knowledge, aside from basic PC skills.

Admission Dates: Fall, winter, spring and summer quarters

As networking technologies bring new economic and social opportunities to communities throughout the world, businesses, nonprofits, hospitals, schools, and government organizations are experiencing growing demand for networking professionals to design, build, maintain, and secure their networks. Graduates are qualified to work as field-service and help-desk technicians, network support technicians, IT technicians and administrators, network security support technicians, network engineers and administrators.

Program Length: This certificate program is approximately two quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all requirements. The Cisco Networking Academy curriculum (Cisco I, II, III, and IV) is used, and two additional lab courses prepare student for the CCENT and CCNA industry certification exams. All the courses in this certificate count toward the Computer Networking & Information Systems Security (CNISS) AAT or AAS-T degree program.

Admission Dates: Summer, fall, winter and spring quarters.

Prerequisites: Students who enroll in the Cisco Network Design & Security certificate program are not expected to have any previous technical skills or knowledge, aside from basic PC skills.

Program Requirements

Catalog # Course Name Credits
NSSC 200* Cisco Networking I 5
NSSC 201* Cisco Networking II 5
NSSC 203* Cisco Networking III 5
NSSC 205* Cisco Networking IV 5
NSSC 207 Cisco Learning Lab I 3
NSSC 210 Cisco Learning Lab II 3
  Total Credits for Completion 26