Rock Valley College

Cisco Networking Degree

Cisco 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
  CIS-102 Intro to Computers & Info Systems
  WEB-101 Programming Related to the Internet
  PCT-270 Introduction to Unix/Linux

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
  CIS-276 Introduction to C/C++ Programming
  PCT-111 Windows Active Directory
  PCT-112 Windows Server Fundamentals
  PCT-120 Cisco Networking I
  PCT-122 Cisco Networking II
  PCT-124 Cisco Networking III
  PCT-262 A+ Essentials

General Education Course Requirements (15 credits)

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

Potential Careers & Wages