• Location: MCC Business & Technology, Location Link

    Transportation: District bus transportation or students may drive

    Half Day Program: Morning or Afternoon

     

    Degree and Certificates Earning Toward

    AAS Degrees

    Certificates:

     

    Creating Opportunities: Meet Saba

    Saba Zaidi went from an MBA to MCC to jumpstart her career as a network engineer with one of Kansas City's largest employers. Read Saba's success story.

     

    Creating Opportunities: Meet Gak

    Aguer Kuir Gak K. came to the United States from South Sudan with a vision: Acquire the skills he needed to return home and help his country. Gak became one of the best students in the Cisco Computer Networking program and plans to build the first Cisco Academy in South Sudan someday. Read Gak's success story.

     

    Description

    Cisco Systems is the world leader in networking for the internet. Cisco networking technicians and professionals design, build, maintain and troubleshoot computer network systems. Graduates can work anywhere computer networks are used (LANs or WANs). These include corporations, offices, banks, hospitals, schools and all levels of government.

    Certification is the key to this field. The more credentials the better. Our certificates and degrees prepare you to pass Cisco certification exams for network associate (CCNA), network professional (CCNP) or network associate-security (CCNA-Security). The associate's degree includes certification courses as well as other computer and gen ed courses for transfer.

    CCNA is the foundation certificate. CCNP builds on that with more complex network configurations, diagnosis and troubleshooting. "Security" adds core security skills to CCNA. To learn more about CCNA, CCNP and CCNA security: Cisco Course Catalog

     

    What You'll Learn

    You will learn to design, build, maintain and troubleshoot computer network systems anywhere they are used, including corporations, offices, banks, hospitals, schools, and government businesses.

     

    What You'll Do and Where You'll Work

    You can work as a network administrator, network security administrator, information systems manager, computer network architect and much more. Our alumni work for the City of Kansas City, Sprint, DST, Optiv, Cerner, AT&T and many more businesses.

     

    What You'll Make

    The average national median wage is $60,000 per year, with an entry-level salary of about $40,000. This is a field with a high job growth rate of more than 20 percent. Apply and enroll now and connect to your future!

     

    CompTIA A+ Certification

    MCC-Business & Technology offers CompTIA A+ Certification training that combines two three-credit-hour courses (CSIS 111 and CSIS 151) as co-requisite courses for a total of six college credit hours. Students gain knowledge and skills necessary to prepare them for the CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 or 220-901 and 220-902. The two courses are taught through MCC’s Cisco Academy using the IT Essentials (ITE) curriculum that emphasizes practical experience to help students develop fundamental computer and career skills.

    ITE helps students prepare for entry-level career opportunities in IT and for the CompTIA A+ certification exam. The course also provides a learning pathway to Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching, Linux Essentials and Introduction to the Internet of Everything (IoE).

     

    If you have any additional questions, please also contact Aaron Dalton at aaron.dalton@nkcschools.org or 816-321-6652 as soon as possible.