LAN Technician


This certificate is designed to provide students with hands-on experience and knowledge in foundational networking technologies that could lead to several entry-level job opportunities. It focuses on basic routing and switching technologies, as well as computer hardware and operating systems.

Scholarships available – and one might have your name on it

This is a job-ready certificate designed to help any student acquire an entry-level, help desk position within one semester. It is aligned to the highly sought after A+ certification and introduces students to computer networks. 

A Quality Education

This certificate is stackable with the Network Administrator and Cisco Networking Specialist associate degrees.

Get Involved

Network with your peers and put your skills to work with SkillsUSA and the Cisco All-Academy Day.

Career Opportunities

LAN Technician, Network Technician, Help Desk Technician, Bench Technician


6 Months

if Full Time

2 Semesters21 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

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If your goal is to start a new career in the IT industry, the LAN Technician certificate is a great first step.

Kevin Wells, Professor, Cisco/Skills USA
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How Do I Get Into the LAN Technician Program?

Get your start in computer networking with training as a LAN Technician. 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. Up to four of the courses in this program are available as dual-credit at Pekin Community High School, Richwoods High School, and Metamora High School.

What Can I Expect as a LAN Technician Student?

Additional Opportunities

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Tuition and books are paid by a grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration. You may also qualify for additional support services.

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How Am I Going to Manage This?


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East Peoria Campus
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