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

Start date: February 13, 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.

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. To help with this, Champlain organizes events where students can meet potential employers, and interview for any available positions.


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.

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 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.