Computer Networking Academy - CCNA

Program Info

Effective Term
Fall 2017
Year Established
Program Code
Degree Type
Certificate of Achievement
Office Contact
School of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Professional Development: 313-845-9645,, Technology Bldg, Room: E-211
Faculty Contact
Kathryn Fitzner: 313-317-1570,, Technology Bldg, Room: E-164G

Program Description


Provides students with the skills for designing, building, and maintaining computer networks. Prepares students for Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) industry certifications. Cisco certifications are consistently rated among the most highly valued certifications within the IT industry by both employers and IT professionals. The CCNA certificate program consists of four courses and is designed to be completed within one year. Students learn how to install and configure Cisco routers and switches in multi-protocol local and wide area networks, perform basic troubleshooting and improve network performance and security. The CCNA courses are also part of the required core courses for the Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems - Network Administration and are electives for the Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems - Information Assurance.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  1. Design, implement and document a comprehensive network environment.
  2. Install, configure and troubleshoot network devices.
Career Opportunities
  • PC Support Specialist
  • Network Administrator
  • Help Desk Technician
  • Network Engineer
  • Network Technician
  • Other IT related fields


The College's Computer Networking Academy is Cisco-approved.

Program Requirements

Required Core Courses
Minimum Total Credit Hours