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Overview

Description

The Cisco Networking Academy teaches students both the fundamentals and advanced techniques of Cisco networking. Through Lone Star College’s Cisco programs, students also learn collaboration and problem-solving skills through hands-on activities and network simulations. Upon completion of these programs, students have the practical knowledge they need to enter the workforce and be successful in a number of global industries.

Some students are recent high school graduates who want to turn their interest in computers into a career. Others already have careers in information technology but want to earn a Cisco certification or add to their current desktop, application or server skills by learning more about networking. There are also students who are turning unemployment into an opportunity to learn new skills to reenter the workforce. No matter what your background is, the Cisco Networking Academy is a great fit for anyone interested in information technology.

The computer networking specialization – Cisco Associate of Applied Science degree is awarded for successful completion of the 60 semester credit hours required in the degree plan. Certificates are available which provide an opportunity to acquire technical skills in two to three semesters.

Contact

LSC-CyFair

Please contact Donna Ivey at Donna.Ivey@lonestar.edu or call 281.290.3468 for more information.

LSC-Kingwood

Please contact Lisa Hall at Lisa.M.Hall@LoneStar.edu or call 281.312.1773 for more information.

LSC-North Harris

Please contact Terry Bryant at Terry.Bryant@LoneStar.edu or call 281.618.5623 for more information.

Prerequisites

Prerequisite Courses 3 Credits
ITSC 1301-or-COSC 1301 Introduction to Computers -or-Introduction to Computers 3

First Year

First Semester Courses 6 Credits
ITCC 1375 Introduction to Networks (1st 8 weeks) 3
ITCC 1376 Routing and Switching Essentials (2nd 8 weeks) 3
Second Semester Courses 6 Credits
ITCC 2378 Scaling Networks (1st 8 weeks) 3
ITCC 2379 Connecting Networks (2nd 8 weeks) 3
Network Administrator Certificate: CCNA Program Total 15 Credits

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Career Options

Median wage: $80,3361

Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:

  • Computer Network Technician2
  • Network Analyst2
  • Network Administrator (CCNA R&S)2

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation."

Footnotes

  1. Wage data is based on annual salaries from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, 2013
  2. Position titles vary by employer and location.

Tuition

Figuring out how to pay for college is one of the toughest parts of earning a degree but attending LSC is an affordable option for most students. Tuition rates are based on residency and you can get an estimate of your costs by using our LSC Tuition & Fees chart.

Average full-time tuition is $800 per semester.

Financial Aid

Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. There are several types of financial aid available to LSC students and financial aid packages may include more than one type of award.