The Cisco CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) is one of the most demanded certifications in networking. Cisco has designed a four course program which leads to this certification. Students may cover the entire track at IVC over four semesters or they may take the college’s accelerated program, completing two semesters’ worth of material in one semester, in order to acquire the CCNA in one academic year. The program is designed to meet the needs of students who want 1) to obtain entry-level employment; 2) to advance in their current positions; or 3) to change careers. This program enables students to demonstrate specialization in areas such as computer technical support and networking. After completing the program, the actual CCNA Certification Exam is given by a third party. Potential careers include entry-level positions in such capacities as computer network analysts, computer network administrators, or computer network technicians.
Courses required for the associate degree major at IVC may not be the same as those required for the major at a four-year school. If you plan to transfer, consult a counselor to identify the courses needed for the major at your transfer school and to develop a plan that will best meet your goals. View more information about transfering at Transfer to a Four-Year Institution.
See an IVC counselor for course substitution if a course is not available.
Third-party credentialing may be subject to change without notice. This information is accurate as of the publication date of this catalog. For the most current information, please consult with the area dean.