• Cisco Networking

    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.


Cisco Networking

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.

Two-Year Occupational Grant Pilot Program

Two-year Occupational Grant Pilot Program imageThis 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.


Here’s what you’ll learn

  • Analyze networking models and protocols
  • Configure local area networks and wide area networks
  • Define common industry terms and standards
  • Troubleshoot LAN/WAN systems


Why M State

  • An exceptional educational value
  • Small class sizes mean personalized education
  • Flexible class scheduling
  • Faculty committed to student success
  • Academic industry partners ensure students are learning skills needed by employers

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Cisco Networking Certificate
Locations: Detroit Lakes, Online

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Meet the faculty

Marlene Craik
IT instructor
Detroit Lakes, Online
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Janet Johnson
Network Security and Information Technology Instructor
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Required Cisco Networking courses

  • Cisco 1, 2, 3 and 4

Learn more

· Visit minnesota.edu/programs

· Call 877.450.3322

Last modified: April 5th, 2016 at 09:32am