Rock Valley College

Cisco Networking Degree

Degree conferred: Associate in Applied Science - 64 credits
Program contact: Division of Business /Computers & Information Systems, (815) 921-3101


Program overview

Graduates of the program are prepared to obtain Cisco's CCNA certification. Students should consult with an academic advisor, or the Dean or Academic Chair of the CIS program.

Work and employment

Successful graduates have found work as network support specialists, software support specialists, network administrators, system administration, and network specialists among others.


Cisco Networking Specialist Course Requirements (49 credits)

Cisco Networking Core Requirements (10 credits)

Number Title Credits
  CIS-102 Intro to Computers & Info Systems (3)
  WEB-101 Programming Related to the Internet (4)
  PCT-270 Introduction to Unix/Linux (3)

Cisco Networking Electives (10 credits)

With the approval of the CIS Academic Chair, select courses with any of the following prefixes: CIS, PCT, or WEB.

Cisco Networking Specialization: (29 credits)

Number Title Credits
  CIS-276 Introduction to C/C++ Programming (4)
  PCT-111 Windows Active Directory (3)
  PCT-112 Windows Server Fundamentals (3)
  PCT-120 Cisco Networking I (4)
  PCT-122 Cisco Networking II (4)
  PCT-124 Cisco Networking III (4)
  PCT-126 Cisco Networking IV (4)
  PCT-262 A+ Essentials (3)

General Education Course Requirements (15 credits)

Number Title Credits
  ENG-101 Composition I (3)
  ENG-103 Composition II, or
  ENG-110 Introduction to Technical Writing (3)
  SPH-131 Fundamentals of Communication (3)
  MTH-120 College Algebra, or
  MTH-160 Topics From Finite Mathematics, or
  MTH-220 Elements of Statistics (3)
  BUS-170 Intro to Organizational Behavior, or
  PSY-170 General Psychology, or
  SOC-190 Introduction to Sociology (3)