Cisco Networking Academy: CCNA - CS

Cisco Networking Academy: CCNA - CS

Certificate of Specialization | 15 credit hours minimum

Area of Interest: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)

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Program Description:

The Certificate of Specialization in Cisco Networking Academy: CCNA covers comprehensive networking concepts, from network applications to the protocols and services provided to those applications by the lower layers of the network. Students will progress from basic networking to more complex enterprise and theoretical networking later in the curriculum. In each course, students will learn technology concepts with the support of interactive media and apply the knowledge and practice related skills through a series of hands-on and simulated activities that reinforce their learning. The courses serve as preparation to take the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA®) Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA) exam after completing all three courses.

 Locations. This program is offered in its entirety at Forest Park.  

Related Programs. The Computer and Information Technology Department offers an associate and a certificate in the following areas:

Network Security Engineering, Associate in Applied Science

Network Engineering, Certificate of Specialization

Financial Aid. This Certificate of Specialization is not eligible for financial aid. 

Cost of Attendance.  For more information on cost of attendance visit MoSCORES

Program Career and Salary Information.  Pursuant to Missouri HB 1606 (2018), information regarding the number of credit hours, program length, employment rate, wage data, and graduates employed in careers related to their program of study at St. Louis Community College can be found at the following URL: Search using School / Program “St. Louis Community College” and choose the degree or credential type of interest. 

The following limitations to the data apply: Information provided is based on the most recent cohorts available. Typically, most recent cohorts for wage and completion data are six years prior to the current academic year. Time to complete a program of study varies depending on the number of credit hours students earn per semester.

Interested in this program? Start the enrollment process by visiting the Apply to STLCC page.   

At the completion of the program, students are expected to:

  1. design network solutions based on industry standards.
  2. develop designed network solutions as a member of a team.
  3. demonstrate proficiency in the Cisco Networking Academy courses through successful performance on course final exams based on industry certification exam competencies.
Program Requirements
IT 101Cisco Networking Academy I: Introduction to Networks5
IT 201Cisco Networking Academy II: Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials5
IT 202Cisco Networking Academy III: Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation5
Total Credit Hours15

Full-Time Academic Plan 

PLEASE NOTE:  If you originally enrolled at STLCC prior to Fall 2024, you may need to view an archived catalog for your correct program requirements.  Please speak with an advisor or the program coordinator for more information.

New PlanGrids
First Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
IT 101 Cisco Networking Academy I: Introduction to Networks5Reading ProficiencyBasic computer literacy expected / Offered Fall, Spring, Summer - 1st 8 weeks
IT 201 Cisco Networking Academy II: Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials5IT 101 with a minimum grade of "C", and Reading ProficiencyOffered Fall and Spring - 2nd 8 weeks
Credit Hours10
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
IT 202 Cisco Networking Academy III: Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation5IT 201 with a minimum grade of "C", and Reading ProficiencyOffered Fall and Spring - 1st 8 weeks
Credit Hours5
Total Credit Hours15

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**Students completing a course that has been assigned a MOTR number may transfer that course to any public institution in Missouri. Those who complete CORE 42 requirements will have that verification on their transcript.

*** It is your responsibility to verify that the courses listed above will transfer to the four-year institution of your choice.  Maximize your transfer credits/classes by meeting with an academic advisor.