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Cisco Certified Network Associate

Information Technology career cluster

Quick Program Facts

  • Number of required courses: 4
  • Total hours: 320
  • Length of program: 1 year (approximately)
  • Times offered: year-round
  • Cost: $944 (subject to change)
  • Financial aid: Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG), TCC Foundation
  • Campus: Northeast
  • Types of instruction: classroom and lab

Program Description

Our certification program is for entry-level network engineers. We cover the principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media and operations.

You will build simple LAN topologies by:

  • Applying basic principles of cabling
  • Performing basic configurations of network devices, including routers and switches
  • Implementing IP addressing schemes

You will analyze, configure, verify and troubleshoot VLANs, RSTP, VTP and wireless networks. 

You will also be able to describe user access technologies and devices and discover how to implement and configure:

  • Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
  • Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE)
  • DSL
  • Frame Relay

You will learn about WAN security concepts, tunneling and VPN basics. Your instructors will discuss the special network services required by converged applications with an introduction to quality of service (QoS).

The job growth should be greater than 20% through 2018, with starting salaries around $32,000.

Credentials in Detail

After successfully completing the program requirements, you will receive a TCC Certificate of Completion.

If you are interested in taking the certification exam, visit Pearson VUE for information about the exam and testing sites.

Courses You Will Take

Check availability: Go to the Course Sections Offered by Term page and scroll down to Continuing Education Terms.

How to Apply

Register for the Cisco Certified Network Associate Program courses.



Northeast Campus
Community & Industry Education Services
Raytosha Jones

Updated December 11, 2017