Certificate of Completion in Information Technology: Cisco Networking

Certificate Information

Academic Plan

CCL Information Technology: Cisco Networking

Academic Plan Code




MCCCD Program Detail


Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Computer and Information Technology


Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program.
Students should select from the following courses in consultation with a Department Advisor.

This program will be replaced by: CCL/5037 Cisco Network Administration: CCNP

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Information Technology: Cisco Networking program focuses on the skills needed to prepare for industry-recognized certifications with an emphasis on certifications at the professional-level. 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. Courses in the program also focus on the skills needed to prepare for various Cisco certifications including the Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) and Cisco Certified Network Professional Certifications (CCNP). Associate in Applied Science (AAS) is also available.

Admission Criteria


What You’ll Learn

This program will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Describe the layers of the OSI Model.
  2. Calculate IP subnets and subnet masks.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of network terminology and protocols, communication fundaments in Data networks and the Internet. Includes study of the Open Systems Interconnection.
  4. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to install, configure, customize, maintain and troubleshoot Cisco routers utilizing Advanced Internet Protocol (IP) addressing techniques, Variable Length Subnet Masking (VLSM), distance vectored and Link State dynamic routing protocols, Routing Internet Protocol version 1 (RIPv1) and version 2 (RIPv2), Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), Single-area Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), and understanding the structure and behavior of routing tables.
  5. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to design and implement a converged switched network including switch configuration for basic functionality, implementing Virtual Local Area Networks (VLAN), VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP), and Inter-VLAN routing in a converged network and implementing a Wireless LAN (WLAN).
  6. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to connect, configure, and troubleshoot TCP/IP protocols including Network Address Translation (NAT), Port Address Translation (PAT), and Dynamic Host Control Protocol (DHCP); and Wide Area Network (WAN) link topologies using Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP), Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN), Dial on Demand Routing (DDR), and Frame Relay.
  7. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to design a security policy and then manage, configure and troubleshoot it using Cisco Networking security solutions including Access Control Lists (ACL), Authentication, Authorization and Accounting (AAA), Virtual Private Network (VPN), and firewalls.
  8. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to connect, configure and troubleshoot wireless networking topologies using standardized LAN connectivity (including 802.11a & 802.11b), and WLAN Security.
  9. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to install, configure and troubleshoot Advanced Routing/Switching or Cisco Voice over IP (VoIP) or Advanced Security.
  10. Demonstrate the basic knowledge and skills to use the Linux operating system including file and directory systems, file and directory permissions, text editors, file processing, and basic shell programming.
  11. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to install, configure and troubleshoot day-to-day administrative tasks in a Microsoft Windows-based environment.
  12. Demonstrate the knowledge and skill to setup hardware, software and complete basic troubleshooting of PC hardware and software.

Program Prerequisites

Program prerequisites
Course #Course TitleCredits
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems (3) OR
Permission of Program Director0-3

Required Courses

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
CNT140AAIntroduction to Networks4
CNT150AACisco - Routing and Switching Essentials4
CNT160AAScaling Networks4
CNT170AACisco - Connecting Networks4
Select any 200-level CNT courses to complete 16 credits:
CNT2++++ Any 200-level CNT Cisco Network Technology courses16
CIS126DLLinux Operating System3
MST150++Any Microsoft Windows Operating System course3
BPC170A+ Exam Prep: Computer Hardware Configuration and Support3

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Major: 5526
First Term: 2018 Spring
Final Term: Current
Award: CCL
Total Credits: 41-44
CIPS code: 11.1002
SOC codes: 15-1142.00
Initiating College:
Program Availability: - MC, SM
Occupational Area: Information Technology
Instructional Council:
Last Updated: 02/25/2020