"To be successful in the Cisco Networking Academy, you do not need to have a background in networking -- just an interest in computers and a passion for technology and all that can be done in such a versatile industry. The program is designed to promote your professional success and it is the greatest first step in achieving your goals.”
Former HFCC Academy Student
Welcome to the HFCC Cisco Networking Academy
Henry Ford Community College's Computer Networking Academy provides students with the skills for designing, building, and managing computer networks.
In partnership with Cisco Systems, HFCC is designated as a Cisco Networking Academy and offers preparation programs for CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) and CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional). Cisco certifications are consistently rated among the most highly valued certifications within the IT industry by both employers and IT professionals.
The CCNA preparation program consists of four courses and is designed to be completed within one year. Students learn how to install and configure Cisco routers and switches in multi-protocol local and wide-area networks, perform basic troubleshooting and improve network performance and security.
For those with CCNA training and/or networking experience, the CCNP preparation program consists of three courses and is designed to be completed within a year-and-a-half. CCNP students learn more advanced skills needed to plan, implement, verify and troubleshoot local and wide-area enterprise networks
The Computer Networking Academy department also offers other courses that prepare students for industry certifications in network infrastructure, technical support, and network security. Most of the courses count as required core courses or electives within the Network Administration and Information Assurance 2-year associate degree programs.
For general information about the worldwide Cisco Networking Academy program to which HFCC belongs, visit the Cisco Networking Academy Website.