Skip to main content
Browser not supported!
We recommend using a modern browser such as Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Apple Safari, or Mozilla Firefox.

Submitter's Information


James Cregg


Associate Professor Information Systems


Inland Empire/Desert


Riverside City College

CTE Dean

CTE Dean's Name

Kristine DiMemmo

CTE Dean's Email

Log in to view CTE Dean's Email.

Program Details

Program Title

Certificate of Achievement Cisco Networking Certified Network Associate

Submission Type

Program Modifications (formerly substantial changes)

TOPs Code

Computer Networking (070810)

Projected Start Date


Catalog Description

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Certificate validates the ability to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium size router and switched networks, including implementation and verification of connections to remote sites in a WAN. CCNA curriculum includes basic mitigation of security threats, introduction to wireless networking concepts and terminology, and performance-based skills. This includes (but is not limited to) the use of these protocols: IP, Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), Open Shortest Path First Protocol(OSPF), Routing Information Protocol Version2 (RIPv2). It also includes VLANs, Ethernet, Access Control Lists (ACLs), Ether-Channel and troubleshooting methodology. This certificate is designed for students with advanced problem solving and analytical skills. The curriculum offers a comprehensive and theoretical learning experience for analytical students, and uses language that aligns well with engineering concepts. Interactive activities are embedded in the curriculum, along with detailed, theoretical labs.

Enrollment Completer Projections

Based on past enrollment and certificate completers Riverside City College projects the following:

CourseCourse Title 2019-2020 Enrollment2020-2021 Enrollment

CIS-26ACisco Networking 1A6060
CIS26-BCisco Networking 1B6060
CIS26-CCisco Networking 1C4545
CIS26-DCisco Networking 1D4545

Program Proposal Attributes

Program Award Type(s) (Check all that apply)
  • Certificate of Achievement: 16 or greater semester (or 24 or greater quarter) units (C)
Program Goal

Riverside City College mission to provide high-quality, affordable education by engaging a diverse community of learners and offering career-technical courses which lead to locally-approved and state approved certificates. The Cisco Networking Certificate of Achievement fulfils the college mission in several ways. First, all courses within the certificate foster critical thinking by requiring students to apply and adapt skills, and concepts learned, to tasks encountered in the workplace. Second courses within the Cisco Networking Certificate of Achievement lead to highly recognized industry certifications. CompTIA Network +, Cisco Certified Network Associate(CCNA) Security, and Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician(CCENT). These industry certifications provide students a level of information competency technological literacy and information security skills required for entry-level employment in a number of workplaces and academic environments.

Finally, the goals and objectives of this program and in alignment with Riverside Community College District’s Master Plan Strategic Theme 4, Community Collaboration and Partnership, Goal 1. “Refine and promote programs in Career and Technical Education, Economic Development, and Community Education that improves the competency and competitive capabilities of service area incumbent workers. Students who want to enhance their skills for promotion may use all of the courses. The overall mission of the Cisco Networking Certificate of Achievement is to motivate, encourage, and support students by providing a favorable environment to educate them socially, professionally, and cognitively as a foundation to pursue their college and career goals, as well as becoming live long learners.

Course Units and Hours

Total Certificate Units (Minimum and Maximum)


Units for Degree Major or Area of Emphasis (Minimum and Maximum)


Total Units for Degree (Minimum and Maximum)


Course Report

Program Requirements Narrative

The Cisco Networking Academy program is an existing, locally approved certificate, which has been in existence at the college for 15 Years. Discipline program review, meeting discussions, and advisory input affirm the need and relevance of information Cisco Networking and security courses. Locally approved certificate completion is not listed on student’s transcripts. The discipline decided to create a new Cisco Networking   Certificate to meet the needs of industry. The most recent advisory committee meeting affirms community support from employers in the City of Riverside, County of Riverside and local personnel-service agency, all of which are willing to work with Cisco networking students in paid or unpaid internships as a the first step toward full-time employment.

Program Requirements
Required Courses (16 Units)Course Name:Units
CIS-26ACisco Networking Academy 1A4
CIS26-BCisco Networking Academy 1B4
CIS26-CCisco Networking Academy 1C4
CIS26-DCisco Networking Academy 1D4

This Program Pathway will allow a full-time student to complete this program in 12 months. Students attending part time may take longer to complete

Supporting Documents

Upload Labor Market Information (LMI)

Inland/Empire Desert Regional Questions

Submission Details

Published at

10/26/18 - 09:42 AM



Return to Drafts

Please list the reason(s) for returning "Certificate of Achievement Cisco Networking Certified Network Associate". to James Cregg's drafts. This message will be sent to

Comments, Documents, Voting


All Comments


Diann Thursby Super User   ·  11/08/18

Received regional recommendation at 11-5-18 IEDRC Deans Meeting.