Did you know that in the mid-1990s, Cisco Senior Consulting Engineer George Ward (then a Glendale, Arizona resident) developed training for teachers and staff for maintenance of school networks, but the demand was such that it led to the creation of the Cisco Networking Academy?
The Cisco Networking Academy, established in 1997, teaches students networking and other information technology-related skills, preparing them for jobs.
Why? Five really big reasons:
- A leg up: The Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) is the world’s most popular entry-level networking certification program.
- Learn from the pros: Glendale Community College (GCC) has been at it for years! The college became a Cisco Networking Academy in 1999.
- Hit the ground running: GCC offers classes in CCNA, CCNP, CCNA Security, and CCNA Wireless certification exam prep.
- Find your niche: The GCC Cisco Networking Academy also offers a specialized Health Information Networking course to supplement Networking Academy core classes and help students prepare for network careers in a healthcare environment.
- A nice income: The average salary for CCNA technician jobs is $50,000; the salaries vary greatly due to company, location, industry, experience and benefits.