The majority of the schools that are found within 10 miles of Anaheim with networking programs are non-profit 2-year schools. One of the top area schools due to program offerings and amount of students completing programs in the discipline is as follows:
- Winner: Coastline Community College is a 2-year public school located roughly 10 miles from Anaheim. This school offers certificates and associate's degrees in networking.
School Info Chart
|Category||Coastline Community College|
|Location||Fountain Valley, CA|
|School Type||2-year, public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$1,136 (in-state), $5,288 (out-of-state)*|
|Computer Networking Programs Offered||Certificate, Associate's|
|Computer Networking Degrees and Certificates Awarded in 2013||47*|
|Most Popular Computer Networking Program Level in 2013||Associate's (28 awarded)*|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2010 Entering Class||16%*|
|Noteworthy||CCC offers training on fiber optics cabling**|
Sources: *NCES College Navigator, **CCC website
Coastline Community College
- The IT Department has a number of courses that prepare students for various certifications, such as Network+
- CCC is a Cisco training academy and features cutting-edge Cisco labs and technologies
- Students wishing to earn certifications in the field may conveniently take the qualifying exams in Coastline's own on-site testing center
Coastline Community College's administrative headquarters is located in Fountain Valley while the networking program is delivered at CCC's campus in Garden Grove, less than 10 miles from Anaheim. The Garden Grove campus also features a computer lab for students.
The IT Department at Coastline offers an associate's degree and a certificate in computer networking, a Cisco Certified Networking Administrator certificate and a Cisco Certified Networking Professional certificate. In the associate's program, students may choose between emphases on Cisco, security or Microsoft. The computer networking certificate also presents students with a variety of concentrations that include convergence and Microsoft. The CCNA certificate requires courses on switching and routing, and through the CCNP certificate students learn about troubleshooting IP networks.