Academics

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

Find out more about the Cisco aligned courses offered at Illinois Central College.

The Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Certificate is designed to provide students with hands-on networking experience in associate-level technologies that focuses on core routing and switching. Instruction includes, but is not limited to networking standards, LAN protocols, WAN protocols, cabling standards, IP addressing, and various routing protocols. The certificate is career-focused and certification aligned aimed at helping students prepare for entry-level networking opportunities.

Degree

Certificate (Certificate Program)
Total Credit Hours: 16

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
CMCIS 151NETWORK FUNDAMENTALS 4
CMCIS 152ROUTING AND SWITCHING ESSENTIALS 4
CMCIS 153SCALING NETWORKS 4
CMCIS 154WAN COMMUNICATION 4

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1CMCIS 151; CMCIS 152
Spring Semester 1CMCIS 153; CMCIS 154

Program Contact Information

Business, Legal, and Information Systems Department
Technology Center
Room 205
(309)694-5558

Illinois Career Cluster

Information Technology

Career Pathway:
Network Systems

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Career Pathway

Pathway programs at ICC have a map that shows the courses/degree requirements that will lead students to their desired education and employment goals.

Career Cluster: Information Technology
Pathway: Network Systems
ICC Pathway: Cisco Networking

Early College

If you are a high school junior or senior, you can get a head start on your future by taking college-level courses now! Visit our Dual Credit webpage for a listing of area high schools with courses available

Communication | Computer Hardware Infrastructure (CMNET 150) | English | Humanities | Lab Science/Mathematics | Network Fundamentals (CMCIS 151) | Operating System Environments (CMNET 151) | Routing & Switching Essentials (CMCIS 152) | Scaling Networks (CMCIS 153) | Social Science | WAN Communications (CMCIS 154)

Point of Entry

High School Diploma or GED

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Certificate of Completion

Cisco Certified Network Associate (16 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

CCNA

Employment Information

Computer Network Architects, Computer Network Support Specialists $14-29/hr

Certificate of Completion

Cisco Certified Network Professional(15 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

CCNP

Employment Information

Computer Network Architects, Computer Network Support Specialists$14-29/hr

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Cisco Networking Specialist(39 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

CCNA, CCNP

Employment Information

Computer Network Architects, Computer Network Support Specialists$14-29/hr

OCCUPATION BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

There are no current articulation agreements to Bachelor degree programs.

CAREER CLUSTER BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

There are no current articulation agreements to Bachelor degree programs.

GENERAL BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

General transfer agreements formalize the transfer process from ICC to other colleges and universities.

For additional transfer information:
Transfer Assistance
Useful Transfer Links
Transfer Agreements