Cisco Networking Specialist

Associate in Applied Science

This degree prepares you for careers in computer networking through education and training on real-world networking equipment by specializing in areas of cabling, network design, security concepts, core routing and switching technologies, as well as telephony and wireless technologies.

Scholarships available – and one might have your name on it

The program offers real-world, hands-on labs using physical enterprise-level equipment, with access to extensive tools designed to help students reinforce complex concepts and configurations through simulation, visualization, and collaboration capabilities outside of the classroom. 

A Quality Education

The program is aligned to several highly sought-after Cisco certifications including the CCNA and the CCNP.

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, Network Analyst, Technical Support Engineer


24 Months

if Full Time

5 Semesters61 Total Credit Hours

What if I attend part-time?

Our Student Success Advisors 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.


15 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

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

One of the greatest rewards for us is that our former students are now in positions to hire our current students.

Kim Hawthorne, CCNA, CCAI, Professor, Business, Legal & Information Systems
Let’s Get Started ▸

How Do I Get Into the Cisco Networking Specialist Program?

Get your geek on with the Cisco Networking Specialist Associate in Applied Science degree. Talk to an Admissions representative to learn how to get started.

  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. Coding, math, and science classes are beneficial for a career in computer networking.
  5. Participation on robotics teams or in STEM clubs is encouraged.

What Can I Expect As A Cisco Networking Specialist Student?

How Am I Going to Manage This?


Edwards Library / Administration Building » L220C
East Peoria Campus
Mon-Thur: 8 am – 4:30 pm
Fri: 8 am – 2 pm