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Program Overview

Campus Location(s): Business & Technology
Program Coordinator: Katherine Ellis, 816.604.5449

Degree and Certificates Awarded

AAS Degrees


Cisco Systems is the world leader in networking for the internet. Cisco networking technicians and professionals design, build, maintain and troubleshoot computer network systems. Graduates can work anywhere computer networks are used (LANs or WANs). These include corporations, offices, banks, hospitals, schools and all levels of government.

Certification is the key to this field. The more credentials the better. Our certificates and degrees prepare you to pass Cisco certification exams for network associate (CCNA), network professional (CCNP) or network associate-security (CCNA-Security). The associate's degree includes certification courses as well as other computer and gen ed courses for transfer.

CCNA is the foundation certificate. CCNP builds on that with more complex network configurations, diagnosis and troubleshooting. "Security" adds core security skills to CCNA. To learn more about CCNA, CCNP and CCNA security: Cisco Course Catalog

CompTIA A+ Certification

MCC-Business & Technology is launching CompTIA A+ Certification training for Summer 2016 and Fall 2016.

The training combines two three-credit-hour courses CSIS 111 and CSIS 151 as co-requisite courses for a total of six college credit hours. Students will gain knowledge and skills necessary to prepare them for the CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 or 220-901 and 220-902.

The two courses will be taught through MCC’s Cisco Academy using the IT Essentials (ITE) curriculum that emphasizes practical experience to help students develop fundamental computer and career skills.

ITE helps students prepare for entry-level career opportunities in IT and for the CompTIA A+ certification exam. The course also provides a learning pathway to Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching, Linux Essentials, and Introduction to the Internet of Everything (IoE).

The summer courses will be offered Monday through Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and the fall courses will be offered on Tuesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Note: The certification exam must be taken through a PearsonVUE testing center at the students' expense.

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Last Modified: 5/9/16