M State’s hands-on programs help prepare students for rewarding careers in computer information systems, which include some of the fastest growing jobs nationwide.
Prepare to take the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and the CompTIA Network+ certifications. Cisco-certified technicians have career opportunities related to designing, building and maintaining information technology infrastructure.
M State's 12-credit Cisco Networking certificate is available on our Detroit Lakes and Wadena campuses and through eCampus. Students will be required to attend three on-campus labs on Saturday mornings in Detroit Lakes each semester. Prior experience with computer hardware, binary math and basic electronics is desired but not required to enroll in the program.
This program is eligible for the Minnesota Two-Year Occupational Grant Pilot Program. Participating students will have their tuition and fees paid after Federal Pell and Minnesota State grants have been applied to their accounts.
There is no separate application for this grant. Interested students apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or, for undocumented students, the Minnesota Dream Act Application. Funding is limited, so submit the FAFSA as early as possible since applicants will be ranked by their application date.
For more information on student eligibility, visit Learn More Pay Less, call 877.450.3322 or download the elgible program list.
Cisco Networking Certificate
Locations: Detroit Lakes, eCampus
This 12-credit certificate will prepare students to take the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification and also the CompTIA Network+ certification. The coursework includes Cisco semesters 1-4. Skill development covers LAN/WAN networking technology and concepts, networking math, networking media, router configuration, switching, VLANS, routing protocols and WAN links and services. The instructor will evaluate computer skills necessary to enter this certificate program. Students should have good reading and study skills, basic computer literacy and awareness of the Internet. Prior experience with computer hardware, binary math and basic electronics is desired but not required. Background in cabling is beneficial. Upon completion of this certificate the student will be able to take the Cisco CCNA and CompTIA Network+ certification exams offered though VUE or Prometric testing centers.
Last modified: April 5th, 2016 at 09:32am