Cisco Certified Network Associate – Routing and Switching (2014) (AEC – LEA.21)

Start date: January 30, 2018
End date: December 2018
Schedule: Tuesday and Thursday evenings and every second Saturday

This training program is open to all candidates who meet the admission requirements below.

Info session

January 10, 2018 at 6:30 pm

Program Objective

The goal of this two-semester program is to prepare students to perform basic installation, configuration, operation and troubleshooting of medium-size routed and switched networks on CISCO networking equipment.

Additionally, by providing students with the appropriate training, the program also aims at preparing graduates to successfully complete the industry-recognized CISCO CCNA certification. Students will obtain sought-after skills in networking which are critical for those seeking advancement in careers in the IT sector.


Career Outlook

Among the positions described by CISCO that a CCNA may fill are: help desk specialist, field technician, level 1 systems specialist and level 1 systems integrator. Although this AEC is primarily intended to extend existing skills, the employment prospects for individuals in this area are very good.

Admission Requirements

Candidates must have a Quebec Diploma of Secondary Studies or a High School Leaving Certificate or have received instruction deemed sufficient by the College. In addition, students must have previous related work experience or post-secondary studies in the Computer Science field. Prospective candidates will be asked to submit a curriculum vitae (CV) and will be tested for their basic networking knowledge prior to being admitted.

Please see admission criteria concerning programs.

Program Content

The CCNA- Routing and Switching (2014) Program consists of six (6) credit courses, for a total of 360 hours.

  • 420-904-LA  Introduction to Networks I – 45 Hours
  • 420-905-LA  Introduction to Networks II – 45 Hours
  • 420-906-LA  Switching Essentials – 45 Hours
  • 420-907-LA  Routing Essentials – 45 Hours
  • 420-908-LA  Scaling Networks – 90 Hours
  • 420-909-LA  Connecting Networks – 90 Hours

Note: If a student registered in this program withdraws, stops attending or does not succeed in a course which is a pre-requisite for a following course, the student’s status may change from full-time to part-time and consequently all fees will be recalculated. If the student’s status changes from full-time to part-time, he/she will be charged the difference.

Program Cost (Subject to change)

    • $30.00 Application fee (non-refundable)
    • $45.00 Cable kit
    • $145.00 for registration fees (per semester, with 2 semesters total)
    • $100.00 – $200.00 for parking (if required)


I’m interested, but I already have experience

Champlain College Saint-Lambert offers the same CCNA AEC through RAC, specifically for people who have a significant amount of work or life experience. It takes approximately 3 to 5 months to complete, and can be pursued even with a full-time job.