Why Choose the CISCO Networking Academy?

Cisco Networking Academy is a comprehensive e-learning program that enables students to develop valuable information and communication technology skills for increased access to opportunities in the global economy. Since 1997, Networking Academy has grown to reach a diverse population of approximately 600,000 students each year in more than 160 countries. All students received the same high-quality education, supported by online content and assessments, performance tracking, hands-on labs, and interactive learning tools.

Cisco students work in their lab

San Joaquin Delta College in partnership with Cisco Systems Inc. has developed an academic program that prepares the students for an academic certificate and/or Associate in Science degree as well as industry certifications. Industry - recognized certifications provide measurable benefits to Networking Academy alumni and their employers.

The Cisco Academy centers in teaching students to design, build and maintain computer networks. The courses provide the students with skills for entry level positions as computer network technicians or administrators. Curriculum content is based on industry standards and skills that can be applied to any data or telecommunications platform. Students attain skills using state of the art equipment while working in real world case scenarios.

San Joaquin Delta College offers various courses, which prepare the students for multiple industry certifications. The core program prepares the students for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA). However, other courses will prepare the students for the CCNA Security, CCNA Wireless, CCNP, A +, Network +, and other certifications.


What are the degree and certificate options


  • Certificate, Computer Network Technician
  • Certificate, Computer Network Security Technician


  • Associate in Science, Computer Network Technician

For Degree and Certificate requirements, please visit the College Catalog.

What can I do with my degree or certificate?

Most IT departments currently have a person responsible for administering the network. This person may carry different titles such as Network Manager, Network Technician, Network Administrator, and so on. It doesn't matter what the title is, they all must know basic networking. The Cisco Certified Networking Associate allows the students to enter this area as well as upgrading skills of those who already work in the industry.

IT departments may be found in county offices, hospitals, school districts, etc. Many of these employers are in great need of people with networking knowledge and skills.

It is important to note that these classes can be used to prepare for the Comp TIA's Network+ Certification.

There are other IT classes students can take to upgrade their skills and/or prepare for other industry certifications.

Consumer Information and Cost

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