The IT field is experiencing explosive growth, and Cisco Certified professionals are needed throughout the region. This program will provide students with the essential knowledge to install, configure, and operate simple routed LANs and WANs and obtain Cisco™ Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification
The Cisco Certified Network Associate program has been created to address the needs of businesses and organizations within the local West Virginia Community. Information Technology is a growing field in this area and the need for certified technicians is growing at a rapid rate. This program will address this need at a local level and allow for resident businesses and organizations to hire from a local pool of talent as opposed to hiring outside of the local community to address their needs. This program will provide the student with the essential knowledge to install, configure, and operate simple routed LANs and WANs and obtain Cisco™ Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification. The student will gain knowledge of switched LAN Emulation networks made up of Cisco™ equipment. The program is a focused coverage of Cisco™ router configuration procedures, which will be mapped to exam objectives and prepare you for Cisco Exam 640-802 or for Cisco Exam 640-822 and 640-816.
Students seeking a rapid path to employment may enroll in the Cisco Certified Network Associate Certification Program, which will provide the fundamental knowledge and skills required for employment in the Networking portion of the Information Technology field. Those seeking specific technical knowledge and a broader, more marketable understanding of the networking environment can pursue the Cisco Certified Network Associate Certificate option. Both programs are instructed by highly trained and credentialed faculty and incorporate technical modules, hands-on laboratories, and equipment training
Students in the Cisco Certified Network Associate program are subject to Blue Ridge Community and Technical College’s requirements for admission, basic skills testing, and appropriate course placement, including mandated developmental courses, which are not counted toward completion of the program. Blue Ridge CTC requirements regarding academic standards and student conduct also apply.
Blue Ridge provides the knowledge to gain entry- level jobs in the IT field. The program is an excellent starting point for students who are uncertain of their specific IT paths, but are considering a degree in computer network engineering.
Note: All salary estimations are based on current position and educational trends. Blue Ridge and The School of Business and Information Technology cannot guarantee that the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive.