Computer Networking CISCO Certificate

NOTE: This certificate program begins Fall Semester 2018

Now in its 20th year, the Computer Networking CISCO Certificate program will be offered for the first time at Muskegon Community College beginning in Fall 2018.

“This program is not designed for students wishing to transfer to a four-year college for a bachelor’s degree,” said Mark Verhoeven, a member of the MCC Networking faculty. ”Students planning to transfer should consult with an MCC counselor. Potential transfer schools include Ferris State University, Grand Valley State University, Western Michigan University.”

The certificate is a gateway to entry-level networking jobs and IT careers. The CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching curriculum builds the skills necessary to succeed in jobs related to networking computers and devices. This program will prepare students to sit for CompTIA Network+, CISCO Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT), and CISCO CCNA.

MCC is now a brand new Cisco Networking Academy and will be offering CCNA classes using hands-on equipment starting Fall 2018.

CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS CR. HRS.
CIS 109 – Personal Computer Maintenance 2
CIS 120A – Intro to Computer Information Systems 3
CIS 104 – Introduction to Networks (CISCO 1) 4
CIS 105 – Routing and Switching Essentials (CISCO 2) 4
CIS 183 – Networking Technologies 3
CIS 202 – Scaling Networks (CISCO 3) 4
CIS 203 – Connecting Networks (CISCO 4) 4
Any CIS Elective 3
TOTAL 27

Source: MCC Registrar’s Office

Career Opportunities
Computer networks are critical parts of almost every organization. Network and computer systems administrators are responsible for the day-to-day operation of these networks. Network and computer systems administrators work with the physical computer networks in a variety of organizations and therefore are employed in many industries. Network and Computer System administrators also find work as a Network Administrators or Network Support Specialists.

Click here to view the Computer Networking CISCO Certificate brochure