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Computer Networking

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).

Through its association with the Cisco Networking Academy, the ROC offers the Computer Networking course, a high-level, intensive one year course that prepares students for the Cisco CCENT certification, validating the skills required for entry-level network support positions, the starting point for many successful careers in networking. CCENT certified professionals have the knowledge and skill to install, operate, and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network, including basic network security.

*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:

  • Networking fundamentals
  • LAN Switching Fundamentals
  • Routing fundamentals
  • Infrastructure services
  • Infrastructure maintenance

Professional certification opportunities

Certifications offered to students completing the Computer Networking program include:

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


Computer Networking 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 Computer Networking course receive A-G credit toward admission to postsecondary schools within the University of California system.


The Computer Networking course is articulated with Bakersfield College courses in:

  • COMP B31 – CompTIA Network Security - Security+ (3 units)

    Students meeting BC’s established criteria can earn up to 3 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 Computer Networking students often pursue careers in the following:

  • Network Administrator
  • Network Engineer
  • Cisco Network Engineer
  • Network Support Specialist
  • Cisco-Certified Entry Networking Technician