Cisco Network Technician

Overview

About This Program

The Cisco Networking Technician program provides comprehensive, project-based training in computer network design, set-up, maintenance, troubleshooting, and administration. Students participate in hands-on projects which provide experimental learning while preparing for the CCNA certification exam. This exam, given at the completion of one year, determines if the student is fully qualified to work as a Cisco Certified Networking Associate. Throughout the year, students are learning about network operations and management. In fact, entry-level Network Administrators with less than 1 year of experience can expect to earn an average compensation of $49,436. (Per payscale.com) and faster than average growth.

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At-a-Glance

Degrees & Credits

Certificate (17 credits)

Campus
Hibbing

Program Features

Experimental learning and exam prep

Students participate in hands-on projects which provide experimental learning, while preparing for the CISCO certification exam. This exam, given at the completion of two semesters, determines if the student is fully qualified to work as a CISCO Certified Network Associate. Throughout the two semesters, students are learning about network operations and management.

Career Opportunities

A growing field with competitive pay

Upon completion of this program, students will be trained and ready for a career in a field experiencing critical shortages and high income potential. The Minnesota Department of Employment projects an increase of 32-50% for computer network specialists through 2014.

Faculty

Dj Erickson

IT Networking and Security Instructor

Keith Boelk

IT Networking & Security Faculty

Additional Information