Start date: Semester 1: Oct 2; Semester 2: Feb 26.
End date: Semester 1: Feb 19; Semester 2: Jun 20.
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.
- 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.
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. To help with this, Champlain organizes events where students can meet potential employers, and interview for any available positions.
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.
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.
- Further details
You are eligible to register in a program if you are a:
- Canadian Citizen or
- Permanent Resident or
- Holder of a valid Student Visa
And you can provide proof of previous studies deemed acceptable by the College, for example:
- A Quebec Secondary V Diploma or a Diploma of Secondary Studies or equivalent scholarity or
- A College Diploma or a University Degree or
- An “Évaluation comparative des études effectuées hors du Québec” or
- Partial high school studies, coupled with a recommendation from a current or former employer that you would benefit from pursuing your education at the post-secondary level.
And you meet one of the following three conditions:
- You have not been a full-time student for at least two consecutive terms or one school year within the last 12 months.
- You are part of an agreement between the College and an employer, or you are sponsored within the terms of a government program (for example: CSST, Emploi-Québec).
- You have completed at least one year of post-secondary studies spread over a period of one year or more.
- $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)
- Further details
All new students must pay a $30.00 application fee the first time they register for a program. This fee is non-refundable.
Tuition / Registration Fees
- Part-time: Students taking less than 180 course hours per semester in a program must pay $25.00 per course ($5.00 registration fee + $20.00 auxiliary services fee).
- Full-time Students: Students taking 180 course hours (or more) per semester in a program must pay a registration fee of $145.00 ($20.00 registration fee + $125.00 auxiliary services).
Please Note: If your student status changes within a given semester, from full-time to part-time, or from part-time to full-time, all fees will be recalculated. You will either be charged the difference or given a refund.
Foreign Student Fee
- Part-time: Foreign students must pay $29.48 per course hour.
- Full-time: Foreign students must pay $6,059.00 per semester.
Fees for Non-Residents of Québec*
- Part-time: Non-resident students must pay $7.36 per course hour.
- Full-time: Non-resident students must pay $1,508.00 per semester.
- Students who can provide the official Birth Certificate from the Province of Québec are deemed to be residents of Québec for purposes of the regulations. No further documentation is required.
- Students born outside the Province of Québec or Canada and who have been living in Québec for the past twelve months or longer can provide a copy of their valid Québec Medicare card and, if deemed necessary by Continuing Education, a copy of their 2015 “Property Tax Bill” or 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 “Rental Leases.”
- Also considered as Québec residents are individuals who meet other criteria that allow them to be considered as Québec residents for purposes of exemptions from the non-resident fees. The type of acceptable documents vary, and details should be requested in each case by calling the Continuing Education office at (450) 672-7364.
*Applicants Who Were Not Born in Québec
As of the Fall 2000 semester, the Ministry of Education requires that new students, as well as students who are returning to study after an interruption or who have changed their program of study, will have to demonstrate that they are deemed residents of Québec in order to be exempt from new fees that apply only to non-residents of Québec. These new fees are required of non-residents who take any course or courses that are fully or partially subsidized by the government of Québec. The fees for non-residents will be applied according to the following schedule.