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CISCO Networking Academy

Program Description

ROC is an authorized training facility for CISCO* Networking Academy, a nationwide program that assists students in identifying and developing the skills needed to thrive in the ever-changing world of Information Technology (IT).

ROC’s CISCO Networking Academy is a high-level, intensive one year course that prepares students with entry-level IT skills focusing on computer maintenance, diagnostics, and repair.

Instruction is provided for computer hardware, operating systems and peripherals, networking essentials, routing and switching fundamentals, basic test equipment, diagnostic methods, and the electronic fundamentals necessary to understand and service basic computer systems.

*CISCO is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. 85% of internet traffic travel across CISCO’s systems and it supports, manages and operates business systems for major third parties. CISCO is one of only 30 companies that comprised the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

CISCO Networking Academy students learn:

  • Personal computer (PC) troubleshooting, hardware installation, and repair
  • Windows operating system diagnostics and virus removal
  • Network fundamentals
  • CISCO routing and switching
  • Client services

Professional certification opportunities

Certifications offered to students completing the CISCO Networking Academy program include:

  • CompTIA A+ Certification  (opportunity to sit for exam)
  • Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) Certification (opportunity to sit for exam)


CISCO Networking Academy students should have a “C” or better in Algebra and solid reading comprehension skills.

High School credit available

Students earn 15 units each semester toward their high school graduation (10 elective units and 5 general math units).

Students successfully completing the IT Essentials course (A+) and CCNA 1 and 2 (CCENT) course receive A-G credit toward admission to postsecondary schools within the University of California system.


CISCO Networking Academy is articulated with Bakersfield College courses in:

COMP B31 – CompTIA Network Security - Security+ (3 units)
COMP B84 – CompTIA A+ COMP (4 units)
Students meeting BC’s established criteria can earn up to 7 units of BC credit in addition to the above high school credit.

Career Pathways and Related Occupations

This is a career awareness class that instructs students on the basics necessary for entry-level employment.  Successful CISCO Networking Academy students often pursue careers in the following:

  • IT Support Technician
  • Field Service Repair Technician
  • Help Desk Technician
  • Network Support Technician
  • Network Administrator
  • Security Administrator
  • Systems Administrator
  • Software Developer