STLCC Prepares Students for Careers in Booming Tech Industry
For many kids growing up with easy access to computers and the Internet, a career in the tech sector is a dream. But with technology ever evolving, a lifelong career requires more than just passion — it requires training. The Cisco Networking Academy program, available at the St. Louis Community College – Forest Park campus, prepares students for entry-level and advanced network support positions.
The program consists of a series of four courses developed by Cisco, the world’s largest supplier of networking equipment. At the academy, students will learn to design, build and maintain computer networks. After completing the four-semester program, the equivalent of 280 hours of instruction, students are prepared to sit for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification.
For students who successfully complete the program and earn their certification, St. Louis holds numerous opportunities. The Missouri Economic and Research and Information Center projected that the Network and Computer Systems Administrators profession would grow 34% from 2004-2014. St. Louis in particular is known for hosting multinational firms, several of which were voted as the best to work in IT.
With a 50 year history of educating the St. Louis community, STLCC is proud to offer diverse options for career and educational development. Were you a member of the first Cisco Networking Academy at Forest Park in 1999? Or did you find your new career path during your time here? Tell us your story by leaving a mark on our 50th anniversary map!