Computer Information Systems, CISCO Administration, Occupational Skills Award

Computer Information Systems

CISCO Administration

Occupational Skills Award


Welcome to the Computer Sciences & Technology Department. The department provides instruction in three different Workforce Education programs. Each program's student learning outcomes align with industry skillset  demands  to ensure a greater probability for employment upon graduation. The department also provides instruction for the Laredo College core curriculum as well as in an Associate of Science Degree involving a Computer Science concentration. 

The mission of the Computer Sciences & Technology Department is to fulfil the learning objectives of each one of our students, while providing quality, relevant, hands-on instruction. Students will be encouraged to engage in an environment conducive for learning. The department's goal for each of our students is to inspire them to fully attain their learning potential. 


The CISCO Administration, Occupational Skills Award is intended to provide instruction to prepare students for  CCNA certification. The course curriculum comes directly from the Cisco Networking Academy and is aligned with certifcation exam objectives. Students receive hands-on instruction utilizing Cisco equipment, in addition to experiencing virtual labs and simulations using packet tracer.   

The 12 hour award is embedded in semesters 2-4 of the Networking Technologies AAS degree (Cisco Red Hat Linux Administration specialization). All Cisco courses have prerequisites intended to better prepare students for workforce entry and certification success. For more information, please consult with Computer Tecnology Department advisors.    

Plan of Study

Recommended Course Sequence Semesters Offered Credit Hours
Semester 1
ITCC 1414 - CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks 4
ITCC 1444 - CCNA 2: Switching, Routing, and Wireless Networks 4
ITCC 2420 - CCNA 3: Enterprise, Networking Security and Automation 4
12 Hours