Welcome to the HFCC Cisco Networking Academy
Henry Ford College's Computer Networking Academy provides students with the skills for designing, building, and managing computer networks.
In partnership with Cisco Systems, HFC is designated as a Cisco Networking Academy and offers preparation programs for CCENT (Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician), 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 CCENT preparation program consists of two courses and can be completed in one semester. The CCNA program includes either one additional course (to prepare for the CCNA Security certification) or two additional courses (to prepare for the CCNA Routing and Switching certification) 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 HFC belongs, visit the Cisco Network Academy Website.