Cisco Networking Academy

  • Cisco Networking Academy

    The Cisco Networking Academy Program is an educational program that trains students to design, build, and maintain local- and wide-area networks, and to provide PC software and hardware support. Students will be prepared for networking, PC support, and IT related jobs in the public and private sectors, and for higher education in information technology, telecommunications, engineering, computer science, and other related fields.

    Most classes are held one evening per week and are designed to work around a busy schedule. Students earn college credit and are prepared for Cisco and CompTIA certification exams like CCNA, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CCNP, and A+. Tuition is charged by the credit hour and is very affordable at just over $800 per course.

  • Program Information

    Launched in 2002, the Cisco Networking Academy Program at ECC is a full complement of courses ranging from novice to advanced levels. The Cisco Networking Academy Program helps to prepare students for industry standard certifications that help jump-start or advance their career, including:

    • CompTIA A+ and Network+
    • Cisco CCENT and CCNA
    • Cisco CCNA Security
    • Cisco CCNP

    Whether you would like to learn how to assemble computers, troubleshoot PC hardware and software issues, design, build, and troubleshoot small to medium networks, or implement security on medium to large networks, the Cisco Networking Academy Program has the right courses and plan for you.

    Some students want to pursue a two-year associate’s degree in Networking and Telecommunications Technology or Information Technology. Still others are interested in becoming trained and job-ready in less than a year take advantage of our new certificate program, Network Support Technology. Finally, students already employed in the field can choose to only take courses necessary for meeting their goals.


    Erie Community College's Cisco Networking Academy will host a Career and Education Fair to promote its degree and non-degree options at South Campus, Building 5 (downstairs) on Saturday, January 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    The fair will include:

    • Cisco Networking Academy Educational Opportunities
      An overview of degrees and IT certification training offered through the Cisco Networking Academy
    • Cyber Security: Trends and Challenges
      Cyber Security has never been more important than in today's networks
    • CCNA Collaboration Certification: CCNA Voice
      An overview of ECC's updated Voice over IP (VoIP) course
    • Cisco Networking Academy: Simulation Tools
      An overview on how to use Cisco Packet Tracer and Testout's LabSim simulation software
    • IT Interview Tips from the Experts
      Ace your next IT interview with tips from the people who conduct the interviews
    • The First Steps on the Road to Professional IT Certification:
      An overview on obtaining CompTIA A+ and Cisco CCENT certifications
    • College to Career: Where Will a Degree in Networking Take Me?
      Meet former students of the program and learn where they are now and how they got there
    • Cisco's Internet of Everything: How it's Transforming Our World
      Find out how The Internet of Everything (IoE) will impact everything we do
    • TV Studio and Control Room: Tour and Demonstration
      Take a glimpse at what it's like to be in front of the camera, and behind it

    Advisors from ECC’s Networking and Telecommunications Technology Program will be available to assist prospective students.

    Instant admissions will be offered to students who bring in a valid high school transcript, but this transcript is not necessary for individuals wishing only to take a few classes as a non-matriculated student.

    Refreshments will be served, and door prizes will be raffled off throughout the event. For more information contact the program coordinator James Stranz at (716) 851-1737 or, or download the event flyer.