Southwestern Illinois College’s Associate in Applied Science Degree in Network Design and Administration is designed to prepare students with the necessary skills to obtain entry-level positions in the growing field of networking.

Prepare for Professional Certification Exams

The core curriculum prepares students to successfully complete the following professional certifications:
Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician
Cisco Certified Network Associate — Routing and Switching
Microsoft Technology Associate — Windows Server Administration
CompTIA’s Security+ certification
Based on chosen electives, several other certifications are possible.

Contact Information

For more information on the Network Design and Administration program, please contact the program coordinator, Matt Swinford, at 618-931-0600, ext. 7374 or

Cisco Networking Academy

Southwestern Illinois College is a Cisco Networking Academy using official Cisco online curriculum. The Cisco Networking Academy is a comprehensive e-learning curriculum, which provides students with Internet technology skills essential in a global economy. The Networking Academy delivers online content and assessment, student performance tracking, hands-on labs and activities to prepare students for industry-standard certifications. For more information, visit the SWIC Cisco Networking Academy.

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