Build Your Future in Cisco Networking

Learn the skills needed to design, build, and maintain small- to medium-sized networks. This program prepares students for a career in computer networking. The certificate totals 12 units in required courses.

A student who completes the Computer Networking Program will be able to:

  • Understand computer networking concepts including network security, and the operation of client and server computers and networking devices
  • Acquire hands-on skills to configure, maintain, and troubleshoot client and server computers, and networking devices
  • Enhance employment opportunities in specific areas of computer networking.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Various 12-unit certificate program options in computer networking, including Cisco, Cyber Security, and Microsoft Networking.

Depending on the program and the number of units taken each semester, completing a certificate program can take as little as one to two semesters. Students may also choose to apply some of their coursework to a business degree.

The program cost is $46 per unit for California residents, not including books, fees, and supplies. Units vary by course, but the average is 3 units per course. Unit fees for the 12-unit certificate would be $552. Most students also qualify for some financial aid.

After completion of certificates and degrees in CIS, many of our students start and continue careers in network administration. These high in-demand careers are sought after in every aspect of business and industry.

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There are no additional requirements to enroll in this program; however, some courses may have prerequisites that can be viewed in the Cypress College Catalog and the Schedule of Classes.