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Bachelor's DegreeInformation and Network Technologies: Major in Cisco® Network Systems

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Cisco Certication Training at Westwood CollegeTake advantage of the opportunity to become a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and ultimately achieve Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) designation. CCNP is a highly sought-after certification that provides value to your professional career. As a CCNP, you'll deploy and maintain large-scale computer networks on which many businesses rely. Together this certification and Cisco training from Westwood College will prepare you to start your career in the field of technology.

Program features include:

  • more than half of core contact hours delivered via hands-on lab training
  • Cisco Networking Academy courses to prepare you for the Cisco Certified Network Association (CCNA) and Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) exams*
  • courses that prepare you for additional industry-relevant certificates*, such as Microsoft® (workstation, server, active directory and infrastructure), CompTIA A+, CompTIA Security+ and CompTIA Network+
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*Westwood prepares graduates for certification. Graduates wishing to attain certification must take and pass any applicable tests/exams. Our online campus is not a Cisco Networking Academy.

  • Course Info

    An information and network technologies: major in Cisco network systems degree opens up a world of possibilities. Course topics include:

    • Network Essentials
    • Multilayer Switching
    • Advanced Routing
    • IP Telephony
    • Microsoft®Network Operating Systems
    • Maintaining and Troubleshooting IP Networks

    Course breakdown

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    Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

    • Implement Quality of Service (QoS)
    • Implement Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
    • Manage end-to-end-advanced network infrastructure
    • Integrate concurrent voice, video, data, and wireless services with optimized security

    Locations offering this degree:*

    Denver North Campus - Denver, CO

    *Not all programs are offered every term. Check with the campus of interest for current program offerings.

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    Did You Know?

    Our fast-track approach can help you earn your associate degree in as little as 17 months or your bachelor's degree in as little as three years.

  • Careers

    Where could your Information and Network Technologies: Major in Cisco Network Systems degree take you?

    Our information and network technologies: major in Cisco network systems program provides the educational background and hands-on experience necessary to successfully begin a career in advanced network systems. Our faculty of professionals with experience in their fields will provide you with the knowledge, training and insight that you’ll use in your career. Take a look at a few of the career fields that may be available to graduates of this program.*

    • Information security
    • Network architecture
    • Network support 
    *Graduates without experience in the field will likely start in entry-level positions. Westwood prepares graduates for certification. Graduates wishing to attain certification must take and pass any applicable tests/exams.”

    Request More Information

    Our graduates receive hands-on, career-focused training. Don't wait another day; start transforming your life into the one you've always wanted.

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    Did You Know?

    Our fast-track approach can help you earn your associate degree in as little as 17 months or your bachelor's degree in as little as three years.

  • Employers

    Westwood has prepared our Information and Networking Technologies: Major in Cisco Network Systems graduates for careers with employers such as:

    • CBeyond Communications
    • ISC Corporation
    • Karcher North America
    • Level3 Communications, Inc
    • Microtech-Tel
    • Scripps Networks Interactive
    • Sungard
    • TEKsystems

    Westwood College tracks the initial employers of its graduates for accreditation purposes. This list represents a partial list of employers of graduates from this program, drawn from across the Westwood campus system, and contains employers of Westwood College graduates from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013. It is not intended to represent an endorsement of Westwood College by the listed employers.

    Comprehensive employment information for graduates from each campus is available.
  • News

    Read about the most recent happenings on Facebook, see what we've been tweeting about or check out our College and Career blog for interesting resources. Our most recent news stories are listed right here:

    Westwood College graduate is one of five students nationwide to receive APSCU’s GREAT award

    Guillermo De La Riva was selected from more than 180 nominations for the 2014 award.


    Westwood College to host major video gamers event Dec. 7

    WWE Diva Maria Kanellis, new games, tournament play and more highlight "Fighter Frenzy" opening of SuperCon 2K gamers series.


    Westwood College introduces new scholarship and reward program

    100% of Westwood College students eligible for at least one of 11 institutional scholarships or rewards.


    New Westwood technology program gives students in-depth training for specialized career fields

    Westwood College today unveiled a new Information Technology (IT) program designed to provide students with the latest hands-on skills they need for meaningful employment in computer networking upon graduation.


    Members of congress welcome Westwood College during Hill Day

    Westwood students visit U.S. Capital offices and discuss the face of career colleges.


    Westwood College student designs winning logo for APSCU convention & exposition

    Sughey Abreu De Hernandez wins grand prize in logo contest for Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities.


    Westwood College takes on larger role in strategic direction of private sector colleges

    Committee appointments by Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities reinforce partnership between college and trade organization


    Virginia senator Barbara Favola visits Westwood College to better understand benefits of career colleges

    Students, faculty and staff join politician in tour


    California representatives Loretta Sanchez and Ed Royce visit Westwood College and see hands-on learning in action

    Students, faculty, staff and area employer join representatives in tour.


    Colorado representative Scott Tipton visits Westwood College and sees hands-on learning in action

    Students, faculty, staff and area employer join Congressman in tour.


    Westwood College students create a path to job success in a challenging economy

    Eric Lovett named 2012 recipient of the $10,000 Platinum PATH Scholarship.


    Westwood College announces graduate success stories

    Alumni recognized for completing degrees and using hands-on skills to find fulfilling careers despite personal and economic challenges.


    Mayor Michael B. Hancock, Westwood College, KidsTek and Denver Public Schools Celebrate Pioneering Program at High Tech Early College

    Public, Private and Nonprofit Partnership Empowers Denver High School Students to Excel in Technology-Focused Education and Prepare for 21st Century Workforce


    Westwood College suggests looking beyond the course catalog when considering colleges

    Offering hands-on experience and access to industry leaders can prove to be invaluable to a student's education and eventual job search.


    Westwood College and KidsTek partner to deliver technology equipment and work-ready skills to DPS high school students

    North High School and High Tech Early College students to start on path to graduate high school with Cisco networking certification and college credits.


    Alta Colleges Inc. named to 2011 CIO 100 list

    CIO magazine’s 24th annual CIO 100 awards recognize IT excellence


    Westwood College introduces Employment Pledge

    Reinforces commitment to preparing students for future careers.


    Westwood College encourages a strategic approach to career planning

    Provides students with experience and degrees for in-demand fields


    Westwood College Partners with Employers to Enrich Opportunities for Students and Graduates

    Employers provide guidance through Program Advisory Committees


    Westwood College offers tuition-free alumni retraining to graduates

    School’s mission is to encourage lifelong learning.


    Westwood College Students Ready to Meet Demand for IT Jobs

    Lead Faculty Clay Chandler, featured in the Denver Business Journal, talks about Westwood College’s Cisco Networking program and the increase in job opportunities in the IT field.


    Westwood College Expands CISCO Networking Academy To Meet Growing IT Needs

    Denver, CO – Westwood College - Denver North Campus ( announced that it expanded its Cisco Networking Academy with an updated three-year bachelor’s program. Information Technology: Major in CISCO Network Systems now offers a specialized approach in advanced certifications taught by certified Cisco Network professionals. Other Cisco-related degree programs taught at Westwood College have seen 95 percent of graduates finding jobs in their field of study.


    Westwood College Helps Veterans Combat The Rising Costs Of College Tuition Through The Yellow Ribbon Program

    Program Closes the Gap between VA Benefits and the Actual Cost of Most Colleges


    Westwood College Introduces New And Updated Degree Programs To Help Launch Graduates Into In-Demand Industries

    To help meet the needs of a fast-changing world, Westwood College ( has updated its Information Technology: Major in Cisco Network Systems program and is launching two new programs – Information Technology: Major in Computer Forensics and Paralegal. These new and updated programs are now available and prepare graduates to hit the ground running with job skills in growing fields.


    Westwood College Featured as an Option for I.T. and Cisco Career Training

    In celebration of Cisco Networking Academy's 10th Anniversary, Governor Ritter's office held a press briefing today featuring the Colorado Community College System, the Colorado Department of Education, Westwood College and others.


    Westwood College Students Learn More Than Politics While Working With Cisco At The Democratic National Convention

    DENVER, COLO. (BUSINESS WIRE) - Westwood College today announced that eight of its Cisco(R) Networking Academy(R) students have been selected to help install and support the vast communications infrastructure for the Democratic National Convention (DNC).

  • Graduate Outcomes

    For important information about the educational debt, earnings, and graduation rates of students who attended this program, as well as occupations listed by the Department of Education as potential careers for this program, select the link below related to the campus in which you are interested.

    For recently-added programs where there are no graduates yet, not all data is available  Additional information from those programs will be included in future releases. Data is included for any of the listed campuses where the program was taught.

    The list of SOC codes is based on Department of Education standards. Actual entry-level jobs for graduates in each program may vary. Job codes were pulled from IPEDS CIP-SOC crosswalk as of November 30, 2013. While the Department of Education requires all job titles to be listed, Westwood College has not found that our programs prepare graduates for all job titles listed.