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University of Phoenix and Cisco Systems, Inc. have teamed up to offer an exclusive degree program. With the Associate of Arts in Information Technology with a concentration in Cisco Networking* degree program, you’ll not only earn an IT associate’s degree from University of Phoenix, but you’ll also be prepared to take the CCNA certificate exam specific to becoming a Cisco networking professional. This program was developed using official Cisco curriculum to ensure that you’re learning the latest in Cisco networking. While pursuing this IT degree, you’ll study courses in Local Area Networking, Wide Area Network Environments, Routing and Switching Implementations, Routing and Switching Management, and much more. Additionally, courses are taught by leaders in the field of technology who have experience in the real world and are able to show you how theories are put into practice.
Unlike other associate’s degree programs at University of Phoenix where 2 classes are completed per every 9 weeks, the AAIT/CCNA degree program completes 1 class per every 5 weeks.
*Maryland residents completing this program will earn an Associate of Arts in Information Technology with an emphasis in Cisco Networking.
The Associate of Arts in Information Technology with a concentration in Cisco Networking offers coursework designed to help students acquire the knowledge to install, configure, and operate Local Area Network (LAN), and a Wide Area Network (WAN), as well as routing and switching implementations and management. This degree program covers the body of knowledge for the Cisco® Certified Network Associate (CCNA®) exam in preparing the student to install and configure Cisco® switches and routers in multiprotocol internetworks using LAN and WAN interfaces.
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The requires a minimum of credits, which may come from a combination of required and elective courses.
To view all the courses you’ll need to complete this degree program, visit our General Education requirements page.
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Whether you're serving on Active Duty, are a member of the Reserve or National Guard, or are the spouse of a military member, you're eligible for a reduction in tuition. Our special military tuition rates combined with some of the resources below can help you get started in your pursuit of a degree.
With federal military tuition assistance, you may receive 100% federal Tuition Assistance for your military service.
If you're a veteran or military servicemember who served a minimum of 90 combined days on active duty after September 10th, 2001, you may be eligible for Post 9/11 GI benefits.
As a military spouse, you may be eligible for financial assistance that can help you pursue your degree.
The AAIT/CCNA degree program prepares you to take the CCNA exam required to become a Cisco networking professional.
The CCNA-relevant course material is based on the official and most up-to-date Cisco curricula.
To provide the best education possible, our curriculum is developed to meet the strict guidelines of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) and Association of Information Systems (AIS).
The College of Information Systems and Technology offers an innovative learning environment complete with simulations and hands-on lab activities.
Talk to a representative who specializes in the Associate of Arts with a Concentration in Information Technology/Cisco Networking degree to make sure this program fits your specific needs. You can also get to know University of Phoenix by checking out the Phoenix Prep Center.
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 Representative.
We understand that technology has changed the way the world does business, the way people receive an education and even the way people communicate.
At the College of Information Systems and Technology, we pride ourselves in our experienced faculty members, many of whom hold leadership positions in the IT sector.
To ensure relevance and curricula that are at the forefront of the industry, our Faculty Advisory Council regularly reviews program content.