CIT: Cisco Certified Network Associate - Certificate

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) - Certificate

The Certificate of Achievement in Cisco Certified Network Administration (CCNA) is designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed to install, operate, and troubleshoot a small-to-medium size enterprise branch network, which includes connecting to multiple WANs, basic security measures, and wireless extension of the network. This program prepares students for the globally-recognized Cisco CCNA certification.

Program Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will install, operate, and troubleshoot medium-sized routed and switched networks.
  • Students will implement and troubleshoot various protocols to manage addressing, perform load balancing and authentication.
  • Students will establish and troubleshoot connection to service provider over WAN.
To earn this certificate, students must meet the following requirements: 
  1. Complete all required certificate courses with a C (or P) or better.
  2. Complete at least 1/3 of the program courses at Mission College to establish residency.


  • Requirements here apply to the current catalog year and are subject to change.  Visit DegreeWorks in My Mission Portal to view requirements based your catalog year.
  • Not all classes are offered each semester.
Required Core Courses:
Code Class Units
CIT 021 Cisco Network Fundamentals (CISCO-1) (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
CIT 022 Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
CIT 023 Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
Elective Courses: Select one (1)
Code Class Units
CIT 011 Introduction to Computer Hardware and Software ( A+) (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
CIT 012 Introduction to Networking (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
CIT 013 AWS 1 Cloud Practitioner- Foundational (2.5 Lecture/0.5 Lab) 3.0
CIT 014 AWS 2 Solutions Architect- Associate (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
CIT 016 CyberSecurity and Ethical Hacking (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
CIT 017 Cyber Security Essentials (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
CIT 018 CCNA Cyber Security Operations (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
CIT 024 Implementing and Administering Cisco Networking Technologies (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
CIT 078 Microsoft Server Essentials 1 (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0

Units Required

Total Required Units 16.0
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Career/Transfer Opportunities:

Career opportunities include the following: computer technician, system administrator, network technician, network engineer.