Aug. 10, 2017 – New for Fall 2017, students will now be able to complete all courses in two semesters (primarily in 7-week increments) on the weekend to achieve the Networking Specialist Certificate. Courses include IT Essentials, Introduction to Networking, Routing and Switching, Scaling and Networking, and Connection Networks.

Students completing the program will be awarded a Massasoit Community College certificate verifying the successful mastery of program requirements and will then be eligible to sit for the Cisco CCNA certification exam to become certified in CCNA.  This program is part of the Telecommunications associate degree program. If a student wishes to persist upon receiving their networking certificate, they are eligible to become dual certified upon completion of degree requirements.

The Cisco® CCNA® Exploration curriculum is designed for Cisco Networking Academy® students who are seeking entry-level information and communication technology (ICT) skills. CCNA Exploration provides an integrated and comprehensive coverage of networking topics, from fundamentals to advanced applications and services, while providing opportunities for hands-on practical experience and soft-skills development. On completion of the program, students will have the skills required for IT and networking careers in industries including healthcare, financial services, fashion, and entertainment, and for continued credentialing in Cisco Networking Systems and/or degree programs such as IT, engineering, math, and science.

For more information, visit the Networking Security Specialist  page on our website or contact Professor Jean Marie Trocher, Telecommunications and Networking Specialist,  via email at or by phone at 508-588-9100, x2628.