University of Phoenix

AA in Information Technology - Cisco Networking

An information technology program could help prepare students for professional careers that encompass computer science, research, and business. At University of Phoenix, one can earn an Associate of Arts degree in Information Technology with a concentration in Cisco Networking. Read on for more information.

Official Program Name:

Associate of Arts in Information Technology with a concentration in Cisco Networking

School Offering Program:

University of Phoenix

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

This course of study is best for those who enjoy the challenge of problem-solving and are comfortable with technology. Enrollees should also possess communication skills and some knowledge of calculus and computer science. Applicants to University of Phoenix programs should have earned at least a high school diploma or GED; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

The University of Phoenix® Associate of Arts program allows participants to concentrate on several key areas, including wide area network environments, routing and switching, and local area networking. With hard work and effort, students can develop the entry-level skills necessary to construct and operate Cisco switches and routers, configure IP addresses, and build software and web applications. The program offers the opportunity to work in virtual computer laboratories as well as the chance to gain hand-on experience with actual computer software and equipment. Eventually, students may become qualified to sit for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA®) certification examination. Those who successfully pass the test can go on to pursue their career goals in Cisco Networking.

CCNA is a registered trademark of Cisco Systems, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and certain other countries.


University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (

Learning Format:

Online and Campus-Based

Program Length / Total Credits Required:

18 concentration credits

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Aid opportunities include federal and state financial aid, grants and loans, employer tuition reimbursement, internal and external scholarship sources, and access to other resources.

*Maryland residents completing this program will earn an Associate of Arts in Information Technology with an emphasis in Cisco Networking.

Required Courses for an A.A. in Information Technology - Cisco Networking:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact University of Phoenix to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Information Technology - Cisco Networking Specialization Courses (18 credits)

  • CIS 207: Information Systems Fundamentals (3 credits)
  • CMGT 245: IS Security Concepts (3 credits)
  • CIT 245: Local Area Networking Fundamentals (3 credits)
  • CIT 249: Wide Area Network Environment (3 credits)
  • CIT 274: Routing and Switching Implementations (3 credits)
  • CIT 276: Routing and Switching Management (3 credits)

Furthering Your Education:

Before becoming network systems analysts, network administrators, or data communications analysts, students may need more advanced programming skills. University of Phoenix also offers information technology education at the baccalaureate level. For instance, students might consider pursuing the following degree:

  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with a concentration in:
    • Networking and Telecommunications

For more information about each of these programs, including on-time completion rates, the median debt incurred by students who completed the program and other important information, please visit:

While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Advisor.