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Heartland Community College

Certificate - Computer Networking CISCO Academy

25 credit hours

Catalog Year 2022-2023

Completion of the Computer Network Cisco Academy Certificate results in a basic understanding of networking, routers and switches, as well as fundamental knowledge of LAN and WAN operation. You'll also develop experience in cabling, routing, IP addressing, routing protocols and network troubleshooting. In addition to Cisco Certified Networking Certification exam objectives, this certificate covers topics to enhance your overall understanding of the networking industry. Upon completion, you'll be prepared for entry-level positions in the field.

Certificate Requirements

Class Title Credit Hours
BTEC 115 or COMM 101 Business Communications or Introduction to Oral Communication 3
BTEC 145 Employment Success Strategies 1
NETW 131 Introduction to Networks 3
NETW 132 Switching, Routing and Wireless Essentials 3
NETW 133 Enterprise Networks, Security and Automation 3
NETW 134 Networking Capstone and Boot Camp 2
NETW 150 Workstation Operating Systems 3
NETW 151 PC Hardware Maintenance and Repair 3
NETW 160 Introduction to Networking 3
TECH 299 Internship in Technology 1
Total Credit Hours 25

Suggested Sequence (full-time enrollment) - Online classes:

Fall or Spring (semester 1)  BTEC 115, NETW 131, NETW 132P, NETW 150, NETW 151 
Fall or Spring (semester 2) BTEC 115 or COMM 101, NETW 133P, NETW 134P, NETW 150, TECH 299

Suggested Sequence (part-time enrollment) - Night and Online classes:

Fall or Spring (semester 1) BTEC 145, NETW 131, NETW 150, NETW 151
Fall or Spring (semester 2) BTEC 115 or COMM 101, NETW 132, NETW 160
Fall or Spring (semester 3) NETW 133, NETW 134, TECH 299

* denotes a fall only class
** denotes a spring only class
p denotes courses with a prerequisite or placement requirement

Suggested Sequence (full-time enrollment):

Fall (semester 1)
  • BTEC 145
  • NETW 131
  • NETW 132p
  • NETW 150
  • NETW 151
Spring (semester 2)
  • BTEC 115 or COMM 101
  • NETW 133p
  • NETW 134p
  • NETW 160
  • TECH 299

Suggested Sequence (part-time, Evening enrollment):

Fall (semester 1)
  • BTEC 145
  • NETW 131
  • NETW 150
  • NETW 151
Spring (semester 2)
  • BTEC 115 or COMM 101
  • NETW 132p
  • NETW 160
Fall (semester 3)
  • NETW 133p
  • NETW 134p
  • TECH 299

* denotes a fall only class
** denotes a spring only class
p denotes courses with a prerequisite or placement requirement

Information is subject to change. Please check with an academic advisor for current course offerings and program requirements. Current students with continual enrollment may graduate under the current program requirements or any program requirements in effect since first enrollment.

The U.S. Department of Education's gainful employment regulations require disclosure of certain program information to students and prospective students. Gainful employment programs are those " that prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation."
Please review the information pertaining to your certificate program by selecting your intended program at the Heartland Community College Career Coach
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Contact Us

Career and Technical Education Department
WDC 1200
1500 W Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: 309-268-8860
Fax: 309-268-7963

Email the CTE Department

Adam Campbell

Interim Dean, Career and Technical Education
WDC 2202
Phone: 309-268-8895
Email: Adam.Campbell@heartland.edu