CISCO Network

CISCO Network Technician

Credits Required for Graduation: 17

Program Description

The CISCO Network Technician program provides comprehensive, project-based training in computer network design, set-up, maintenance, troubleshooting, and administration. Students participate in hands-on projects which provide experimental learning, while preparing for the CISCO certification exam. This exam, given at the completion of two semesters, determines if the student is fully qualified to work as a CISCO Certified Network Associate. Throughout the two semesters, students are learning about network operations and management.

Employment Opportunities

Upon completion of this program, students will be trained and ready for a career in a field experiencing critical shortages and high income potential. The Minnesota Department of Employment projects an increase of 32-50% for computer network specialists through 2014.

Gainful employment programs are those “that prepare students for gainful employment in arecognized occupation.” Public institutions are required to report this information for allundergraduate and graduate programs that are Title IV eligible and that lead to certificates,diplomas, graduate certificates or specialist awards. Reporting is not required for undergraduate certificates and diplomas less than 16 credits and graduate certificates and specialist awards that are less than 8 credits. Degree programs at all levels are not considered to be gainful employment programs.

Program Plan