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Certified CISCO Networking Associate

Certified Cisco Networking Associate - Certificate

Program Requirements:

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The Certified Cisco Networking Associate (CCNA) program prepares students to meet the challenges and opportunities of today's information economy. Students learn by doing as they design and bring to life local- (LAN) and wide-area (WAN) networks. Closely corresponding to current industry standards and technology, the curriculum enables students to acquire hands-on experience with the building blocks of today's global information networks. Based on the Cisco Networking Academy's training guidelines, this program prepares students for the Cisco Certified Networking Associate exam. 

Students enrolled in this program are not eligible for Federal financial aid.

Course Sequence and Progression Requirements:

  • A minimum grade of "C" or better is required for all CPT and IST prefixed courses for progression and graduation. 
  • All CPT and IST courses have a 5-year time limit.

The Certified Cisco Networking Associate certificate prepares graduates to take the Cisco Certified Networking Associate exam. For more information about careers, visit O*Net Online for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Career Services for more employment, career, and professional development resources.

Mission/Purpose Statement:

The mission of the Computer Technology department is to enhance the educational opportunities of our students by building a comprehensive and quality technology infrastructure to allow our students to simulate real world experiences.  This environment will be effectively maintained and operated to keep up with rapidly changing technologies and software utilized in the workforce.  This will allow the department to provide prompt, effective, reliable and in-depth education opportunities to our students.


  • Fully build out infrastructure and classrooms to allow for in-person, synchronous, hybrid and online courses.
  • Maintain and update the classrooms and infrastructure as needed to ensure we are providing up to date opportunities for our students.
  • Utilize as much of the infrastructure and classroom technology as possible to enhance student learning and experiences.

For more information, contact:
Lou Ann Timmons - (843) 349-5367

Curriculum Sequence

First Semester - Fall Course Title Semester
Credit Hours
IST 201 CISCO Internetworking Concepts 3
Second Semester - Spring    
IST 202 CISCO Router Configuration 3
Third Semester - Summer 
IST 203 Advanced CISCO Router Configuration 3
Fourth Semester - Fall    
IST 204 CISCO Troubleshooting 3