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Cisco® Networking Program
This field is perfect for people who want to stay on top of current technologies. Individuals who specialize in this area generally have a passion for computers and a knack for problem solving.
If the following qualities describe you, the Cisco® Networking program might be a good choice:
- Interested in technology
- Good at solving problems and troubleshooting
- Able to work independently or as part of a team
- Get satisfaction from helping people
Cisco® Networking: What's the job outlook?
Cisco® routers and switches are the products most widely used to send information from one network to another. You will understand how to configure, maintain, and support Cisco® routers and switches that will prepare you for Cisco ® Certified Network Associate (CCNA®) certification. Employment of computer systems administrators is expected to increase by 23 percent from 2008 to 2018, much faster than the average for all occupations. *
What will I do with my education?
Graduates of Heald's Networking Technology with an Emphasis in CCNA® curriculum program pursue CCNA® certification, and then assume a variety of positions, including Help Desk Technician, Field Technician, Network Technician, and Customer Service Technician.
You'll get more than career training at Heald. You'll gain professional polish so you can be an asset your first day on the job. If you're interested in this program, you can pursue the following future educational options:
- Second Associate in Applied Science degree** in Networking Technology with an emphasis in CCNA® curriculum
- Certificate of Completion in Networking Technology with an emphasis in CCNA® curriculum
The above serves as a general overview for this program. For details, please refer to our academic catalog.
*Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11. Your own hard work, professionalism, experience, work attitude, local market and other factors will impact your personal employment opportunities and pay.
**If you already hold an AAS degree from the select list of Heald programs identified in the Heald College catalog