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Clover Park Technical College is a member of the Cisco Networking Academy community in 165 different countries. Our Cisco program delivers a comprehensive, 21st-century learning experience to help students develop the foundational information and communication technology skills needed to design, build, secure and manage networks. Our program also helps students develop career skills such as problem solving, collaboration and critical thinking. The Cisco Academy uses a blended learning model that combines face-to-face teaching with engaging online content and hands-on learning activities to help students prepare for industry-standard certifications such as CCENT and CCNA; entry-level and advanced careers; and higher education in engineering, computer science, information systems and related fields.
As networking technologies bring new economic and social opportunities to communities throughout the world, businesses, nonprofits, hospitals, schools and government organizations are experiencing growing demand for networking professionals to design, build, maintain and secure their networks. Graduates are qualified to work as field-service and help-desk technicians, network support technicians, IT technicians and administrators, network security support technicians, network engineers and administrators.
The Cisco Networking Academy curriculum is used, and two additional lab courses prepare student for the CCENT and CCNA industry certification exams. All the courses in this certificate count toward the Computer Networking & Information Systems Security (CNISS) AAT or AAS-T degree program.
Note: NSSC 201, 203 and 205 are articulated courses with high schools for dual enrollment.
|Course Number||Class Title||Credits|
|NSSC 201||CISCO Networking II||5|
|NSSC 203||CISCO Networking III||5|
|NSSC 205||CISCO Networking IV||5|
|NSSC 207||CISCO Learning Lab I||3|
|NSSC 208||Managing Network Security||5|
|NSSC 210||CISCO Learning Lab II||3|
|COLL 102||College Success for All||3|
The second of four courses in the new Cisco NetAcad CCNA Routing and Switching curriculum. Includes the basics of configuring routers, routing protocols, TCP/IP concepts, access control lists and network troubleshooting skills.
The third of four courses in the new Cisco NetAcad CCNA Routing and Switching curriculum. Includes VLSM, basics of OSPF and EIGRP, switch concepts and configuration, Spanning Tree Protocols, VLANs and VTP.
The last of four courses in the new Cisco NetAcad CCNA Routing and Switching curriculum. Includes IPSEC, VPN, Frame Relay, PPP, NAT, PAT, DHCP and WAN technologies.
Provides opportunities for students to gain the knowledge, skills, and hands-on experience needed to prepare for the Cisco CCENT certification exam.
Introduces knowledge and skills needed to install, configure, operate, manage, and verify network security products and security features. The course focuses on implementing IP network security.
Provides opportunities for students to gain the knowledge, skills, and hands-on experience needed to prepare for the Cisco CCNA certification exam.
College Success for All prepares students for success at Clover Park Technical College and beyond. This class is offered Pass/Fail utilizes CANVAS CPTC’s online learning management system to get students familiar with this learning environment. Designed to provide students with the basic skills to be successful in college, by developing connections with campus resources, faculty, staff and peers. The course includes 20 hours of classroom instruction and 20 hours of online and computer work. It includes, but is not limited to: study skills, learning styles, communication skills, time management, campus resources, test taking strategies, diversity and campus policies and procedures. This class also includes mandatory safety and FERPA training along with a component on using SALT for financial planning. Beginning in Fall 2016, this course is mandatory for all new students.