Shasta College offers courses that prepare students for the Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) industry certification exam. Students completing either of these certifications will have a solid foundation of skills and knowledge that can lead to a successful career in the Computer Networking field. Most entry-level positions have salaries around $35,000 per year depending on geographical location. It is recommended that students completing the CCNA classes at Shasta College also complete the complementary course work for a certificate or degree in computer networking.

Career Possibilities for CCNAs

  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Engineer

A recent study by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the networking and communication fields to be the fastest growing in the country with a projected 57 percent increase in positions through 2012. The skills learned in the Cisco Networking Academy Program courses are an important component of preparing students to work in this growing area of employment.

Through an agreement with Cisco Systems, Shasta College is a Cisco Regional Networking Academy. Under this agreement, Shasta College uses instructional materials developed by Cisco Systems to deliver training in the networking field, and facilitates delivery of the program in local high schools. This revolutionary partnership provides a range of information-age teaching media and methods Enrollment Information geared toward student success.

CCNA Certification Courses 

  • CIS 31 Cisco Networking CCNA1 — Networking Fundamentals
  • CIS 32 Cisco Networking CCNA2 — Routing Technology
  • CIS 33 Cisco Networking CCNA3 — LAN Switching and Design
  • CIS 34 Cisco Networking CCNA4 — WAN Technology and Design

CIS 2 Introduction to Computer Science or its equivalent is the advisory background for starting the above sequence of Cisco courses.


  • CIS-CISCO Networking Certificate
  • CIS-Computer Maintenance Certificate
  • CIS-Network Administration Certificate
  • CIS-Web Design Certificate
  • CIS-Windows Server Certificate


  • CIS-Systems Management A.S. Degree
  • CIS - Office and Computer Technologies (New)
  • CIS-Network Administration A.S. Degree (Discontinued)

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