Academics

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)

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

The Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Certificate is designed to provide students with hands-on networking experience in enterprise-level networking that develops an advanced understanding of routing and switching technologies. Instruction includes, but is not limited to advanced knowledge of routing protocols, LAN protocols, WAN protocols, and further hands-on experience with enterprise-level network devices and their configurations. The certificate is career-focused and certification aligned aimed at helping students prepare for professional-level networking opportunities.

Degree

Certificate (Certificate Program)
Total Credit Hours: 15

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
CMCIS 156
or
CCNA VOICE *
or
3
CMCIS 157
or
CCNA WIRELESS *
or
3
CMCIS 158CCNA SECURITY *3
CMCIS 271CCNP ROUTE 4
CMCIS 273CCNP SWITCH 4
CMCIS 274CCNP TROUBLESHOOTING 4

* See advisor for recommendations

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1CMCIS 271
Spring Semester 1CMCIS 273; CMCIS 274; CMCIS 158 (only if CMCIS 156 or CMCIS 157 not completed)
Summer Semester CMCIS 156 or CMCIS 157 (only if CMCIS 158 was not previously completed)

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

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: 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.

CMCIS 151, 152, 153, 155 | Communication | English | Humanities | Lab Science/Mathematics | Social Science

Point of Entry

High School Diploma or GED

Getting Started: Apply to ICC | Paying for College | Career Information | Student Information

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(63 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