2022-2023 Catalog

Cisco Network Specialist (CN71) Certificate

Campus Availability and Advisement:

  • Floyd County Campus Advisor: Julia Hopkins
  • Walker County Campus Advisor: Dwight Watt or Rocky Spurlock
  • This program is also available 100% online. For online advisement, contact any of the above.

Program Description:

The CISCO Network Specialist program teaches how to build, maintain, and troubleshoot computer networks. Students also learn how to connect these networks to other networks and the Internet.

Program Technical Requirements

1. All CIST programs require windows based PC.

2. Chromebooks and Mac and Linux based computers are not compatible with programs.

3. CIST 1510 and CIST 2531 require an Adobe Creative Cloud subscription.

Course Validity Duration

All CIST courses are valid for a period of 5 years after completion.

COMP 1000 is valid for a period of 5 years after completion.

Note: For online versions of CIST 1122, CIST 2451, CIST 2452, and CIST 2453, the lab final must be completed in person on campus or in person at other locations with an instructor approved proctor.

Required Courses

CIST 2451Introduction to Networks - CISCO


CIST 2452Cisco Switching, Routing & Wireless Essentials


CIST 2453Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation


CIST XXXXGuided Elective


Total Credit Hours: 16 Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation