Cisco Networking Academy: CCNA, Certificate of Specialization

Forest Park

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 Entry Networking Technician (CCENT®) certification exam after completing the first two courses and the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA®) Routing and Switching certification exam after completing all four courses.

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: https://scorecard.mo.gov/scorecard/. 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 using current knowledge and skills 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.
IT 101Cisco Networking Academy I: Introduction to Networks5
IT 201Cisco Networking Academy II: Routing and Switching Essentials5
IT 202Cisco Networking Academy III: Scaling Networks5
IT 203Cisco Networking Academy IV: Connecting Networks5
Total Credit Hours20
New PlanGrids
First Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
IT 101 Cisco Networking Academy I: Introduction to Networks5Reading Proficiency.Basic computer literacy expected / Offered Fall, Spring, Summer - 1st 8 weeks
IT 201 Cisco Networking Academy II: Routing and Switching Essentials5IT 101 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency.Offered Fall and Spring - 2nd 8 weeks
Credit Hours10
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
IT 202 Cisco Networking Academy III: Scaling Networks5IT 201 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency.Offered Fall and Spring - 1st 8 weeks
IT 203 Cisco Networking Academy IV: Connecting Networks5IT 202 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency.Offered Fall and Spring - 2nd 8 weeks
Credit Hours10
Total Credit Hours20

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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.