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Cisco CCNA

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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.


Please contact the Continuing Education department at LSCCE@LoneStar.edu for more information.

Program Plan

Courses Contact Hours
ITCCC 2107502 Introduction to Networks 80
ITCCC 2107602 Routing & Switching Essentials 80
ITCCC 2207802 Scaling Networks 80
ITCCC 2207902 Connecting Networks 80
Cisco Network Administrator (CCNA) Certificate Total 320

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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."


  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.


Program Cost: $1,008

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.

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