Cisco Networking Academy

The Cisco Networking Academy Program centers on teaching students to design, build and maintain small to medium-size computer networks. Farmingdale State offers a four-semester sequence of courses leading to the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification by examination that is administered by Sylvan Prometric.

The program is designed to prepare students with little or no knowledge of networking concepts for the challenges internetworking technicians, administrators and engineers face in the 21st century workplace.

The curriculum is designed to accommodate diverse learning styles by using web technologies, including text as well as extensive graphics and QuickTime movies. It covers topics as basic as cable making to more complex concepts such as subnetting rules and strategies. Students will also learn how to configure and manage Cisco routers and switches.


  • BCS 208 - Introduction to Networks
  • BCS 209 - Routing and Switching Essentials
  • BCS 320 - Scaling Networks
  • BCS 321 - Connecting Networks

*BCS 208 must be taken before BCS 209, BCS 320
*BCS 321 can be taken in any order after taking BCS 209


Whitman Hall, Room 112
Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm


 Jill O'Sullivan


Russell Esposito
Internship Coordinator


Denise Backman
 Administrative Assistant 1


 Kathy Kollar
 Instructional Support Specialist