Cisco Networking Professional


Start your networking career by earning the Cisco Networking Professional certificate. Gain practical experience using Cisco technologies and prepare yourself for advanced roles in the field of networking.

Scholarships available – and one might have your name on it

This program is career-focused, certification-aligned, and taught in a hybrid format. From mastering routing and switching to optimizing network security and performance, you’ll be prepared for high-level roles in the field of networking at local companies in central IL like Carle, OSF, State Farm Insurance, and TekSystems.

A Quality Education

This is a stackable certificate is aligned to the CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate), CyberOps Associate, and CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional) certifications.

Get Involved

Students have the opportunity to showcase their knowledge through hands-on events like SkillsUSA and Cisco All-Academy Day.

Career Opportunities

Network Administrator, Network Engineer, Network Architect, LAN Technician, Network Technician, Help Desk Technician, Bench Technician, Security Analyst, Technical Support Engineer


15 Months

if Full Time

3 Semesters31 Total Credit Hours

What if I attend part-time?

Our Student Success Coaches help with an academic plan that works for you.



+ supplies & fees

Based on 2024-25

What financial assistance can I receive?

Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.


18 Students

average per class

Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.

View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

Meet Our Students and Alumni

The Apprenticeship Advantage: Daniel’s Transformational Career Shift
Kayode Moronfoye
Professor and Alumni, Kevin Wells, Reflects on his ICC Experience
Paul Experiences Life-Changing Opportunity through WEI Program

The Cisco Networking Professional certificate paves the way for diverse career opportunities in networking across industries from telecommunications to healthcare. It is the foundation upon which the digital world is built.

Kevin Wells, Professor, Computer Management CISCO, Computer Management Networking
Let’s Get Started ▸

How Do I Get Into the Cisco Networking Professional Program?

  1. Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
  2. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  3. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 700 scholarships.
  4. Need help? Our admissions team is happy to assist.

What Can I Expect As a Cisco Networking Professional Student?

How Am I Going to Manage This?


Edwards Library / Administration Building » L220C
East Peoria Campus
Mon-Fri: 8 am – 4:30 pm