The Networking Certificate provides students a working knowledge of the principles, techniques, and skills required to set up and maintain a networking environment. Students who complete the certificate are prepared for employment as a network technician or network administrator.

Scholarships available – and one might have your name on it

Students have access to real-world, hands-on labs using physical enterprise-level equipment and extensive tools designed to help them reinforce complex concepts and configurations through simulation, visualization, and collaboration capabilities outside of the classroom. The program is career-focused and certification-aligned, aimed at helping students prepare for networking opportunities. 

A Quality Education

This program can lead to achieving highly sought-after certifications in various technologies. These would be an impressive addition to any resume, which can open the door to an opportunity-rich future in information technology.

Get Involved

Network with your peers and put your skills to work with SkillsUSA and the 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

3 Semesters37 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

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

Computer networks are key to keeping organizations running and connected. Virtually everything today touches or revolves around the network.

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

Computer networks are a part of our everyday life, providing many opportunities for a rewarding career. 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 six courses included 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 Networking Student?

How Am I Going to Manage This?


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