CCNA Programs in Houston
In the Houston area, there are currently only two schools offering Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) training programs. Read overviews of the training programs and get some quick facts for these two schools to decide which program is right for you.
- Houston Community College is just under 9 miles away from Houston and offers a four-week Cisco certified training program through their Information Technology Department. They also offer a certified network security program for students who seek further specialized education.
- At San Jacinto College, students can train for CCNA certification through the college's Information Technology Department.
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Comparison of Schools
Below is a table containing a comparison of tuition rates, admission rates, and other important figures concerning these two schools.
|Houston Community College||San Jacinto Community College|
|School Type||2-year, public||2-year, public|
|Total Enrollment (2017)*||57,120||30,509|
|Campus Setting||Large city||Large suburb|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2017-2018)*|| $1,632 (in-district)
| $1,500 (in-district)
|% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2016-2017)*||62%||50%|
|Acceptance Rate (2017)*||Open Admissions||Open Admissions|
|Full-time Student Retention Rate (2017)*||65%||72%|
|Graduation Rate (Students Beginning in 2014)*||18%||28%|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics
Houston Community College
Opening its doors in 1971, Houston Community College has educated more than 1.3 million students and is responsible for improving lives through training and education. The Information Technology Department focuses on the study, development and implementation of computer-based information systems.
Cisco Certified Network Associate Program
This Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) program provides students with approximately 320 hours of classroom and hands-on lab training. The certification program consists of 4 courses: introduction to networks, connecting networks, scaling networks, and routing and switching essentials. Graduates can also enroll in the Cisco Certified Network Security program at Houston Community College.
San Jacinto College
Located just over 12 miles from Houston, in Pasadena, TX, San Jacinto College was established in 1961, and is a member of the community college system in the Houston area. The Information Technology Department combines computer and communications technology and helps produce, store and manipulate information.
Information Technology Beginning Network Administration- Cisco Specialty
This program provides students with the basic skills and knowledge to operate and configure both local and wide area routed networks. The curriculum in this program helps students become proficient in the installation and maintenance of networks in organizations and businesses. Graduates of this program are able to find careers troubleshooting and administrating Cisco networking equipment and network infrastructure. There are four courses that make up 15 credits. This program can lead to a certification as a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA).