The Cisco certified network professional program has been created to address the expanding technology needs of businesses and organizations within the local West Virginia community. Designed to create a talent pool within our region, Blue Ridge will equip students with essential knowledge to install, configure, operate, troubleshoot, and manage advanced routing protocols; campus-wide enterprise networks; advanced switching technologies; network security; Voice over IP (VOIP); and Quality of Service (QoS).
The Cisco Certified Network Professional program has been created to address the needs of businesses and organizations; as well as, students 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.
Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is excited and proud to offer the advanced Cisco networking curriculum leading to the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) which will work in conjunction with the existing Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) program. This program will provide students with the essential knowledge and experience to install, configure, operate, troubleshoot, and manage; advanced routing protocols, campus-wide enterprise networks, advanced switching technologies, network security, Voice over IP (VOIP), and Quality of Service (QoS). The program is mapped to the exam objectives for the four individual certifications required to obtain the CCNP.
Students seeking a rapid path to employment may enroll in the Cisco Certified Network Professional certification program. Those students seeking specific technical knowledge and a broader, more marketable understanding of networking can pursue the Cisco Networking Certificate option. Additionally, students may enroll in the A.A.S. degree, Computer Network Engineering Technologies in order to further augment their potential profitability. All programs are instructed by highly trained and credentialed faculty and incorporate technical modules, hands-on laboratories, and equipment training.
Students in any of the Cisco programs 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 the completion of the program. Blue Ridge CTC requirements regarding academic standards and student conduct also apply.
The Blue Ridge Cisco certified network professional plan of study is designed to speed graduate transition into an entry-level position in networking. Students seeking a broader, more marketable understanding of networking may pursue the Cisco networking certificate option, or enroll in our degree program in computer network engineering technologies to strengthen earning power.
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.