Cisco Networking Academy

The Cisco Networking Academy is a comprehensive curriculum, developed by Cisco Systems, which provides students with Internet and information and communication technology (ICT) skills essential in a global economy.

The Cisco Academy courses deliver content and assessment, student performance tracking, hands-on labs and activities to prepare students for industry-standard certifications.

Find out more about the Cisco Networking Academy:

The Cisco Networking Academy at SWIC includes both instructor-led learning or hybrid courses with hands-on labs to teach students how to design, build and maintain computer networks for local, national and global businesses. 

Southwestern Illinois College offers Cisco Academy courses at the Sam Wolf Granite City Campus.

The SWIC Cisco Networking Academy Offers:

  • Small class sizes to facilitate instructor-student interaction
  • Affordable tuition and fees; view a typical cost sheet
  • Cisco Networking Academy approved materials and electronic curriculum
  • Scheduling options that include day, evening or hybrid classes
  • Job placement opportunities with local companies through the SWIC Career Activities and Employment Center

Upon completion of the program, students are well prepared for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) professional certification exams. Over the past ten years, more than 250 students have obtained their CCNA certification. See their photos on our Wall of Fame

SWIC also offers a two-year associate's degree in Network Design & Administration and a certificate in cybersecurity. Get more information about the SWIC degrees and certificates that include Cisco Academy courses.

Student Resources

Current students can access resources by logging in to the Cisco Networking Academy at Cisco NetSpace.