Networking Technology Cisco (AAS)

Program Information

A Cisco Systems recognized Regional or Local Academy, prepares students for industry-recognized certification. The curriculum is taught by Cisco Systems Certified Professionals. The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Networking Technology: Cisco provides training for a supervisory position working with Cisco Systems networking and Internet hardware. Knowledge and skills are developed to install, configure, maintain, and troubleshoot Cisco routers and components, advanced routing protocols, Local Area Networks (LANs), and Wide Area Networks (WANs); troubleshoot problems with various common hardware and software configurations; perform administrative tasks in a network; develop methods for customer service. Courses in the program also prepare students for the Cisco Certified Networking Associate examination. 
A Cisco networking Administrator will be required to perform various tasks such as designing, installing, maintaining and troubleshooting Cisco routers and components, Local Area Networks (LANs), and Wide Area Networks (WANs). Additional skills that are necessary include troubleshooting problems with various common hardware and software configurations, performing administrative tasks in a network, developing methods for customer service, and utilizing electronic systems. 
Cisco systems is the world`s largest manufacturer of networking and Internet hardware and has seen tremendous growth of market share. The employment opportunities for trained Networking Administrators are outstanding.

Program Notes

You must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses required within the program.

Cisco classes are compressed 8-week intensive courses. GCC Cisco compressed courses, each meet the full number of course content hours, competencies, workload, credit hours and academic standards as a traditional 16-week course.  Cisco classes may require computer lab time outside of scheduled class time and independent study time.  Benefit of the compressed Cisco courses is a Fast-Track to Completion.

The semesters in which general education courses (SB, HU, COM, and Science) are suggested are flexible and may be switched in sequence. You may want to consider taking one or more of these courses during the summer session in order to distribute your class load more evenly between the semesters.

A total of 15 credits of Restricted Electives are required for this program. Some restricted electives may have prerequisites and/or corequisites that are not included in the total program credits. If you are interested in taking restricted electives that have additional requisites, you will need to adjust your academic plan to incorporate these courses, or obtain permission from your instructor to waive these requirements based on prior experience and/or training.

At this time, GCC only offers courses for the Exploration program track. If you are interested in the Discovery program track, courses for this program may be available online and/or in-person at another MCCCD college for Dual Enrollment students.

This program includes an embedded CCL in Networking Technology: Cisco and Networking Administration: Cisco.

For more information, contact an Academic Advisor or the Program Director.

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