Professional Certification

Network & Personal Computer Technician Certifications

Rowan-Cabarrus is a Certified Cisco Network Academy!

Cisco CCNA and CCNP courses at Rowan-Cabarrus follow the complete Cisco CCNA and CCNP curriculums and are taught by Cisco Certified instructors, authorized by Cisco to teach CCNA and CCNP.

Rowan-Cabarrus offers these stackable certifications:

  • Silver CRC (Career Readiness Certificate)
  • A+
  • Networking+
  • Security+
  • CCENT (Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician)
  • CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate)
  • CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional)


Upcoming Classes

Select the event below for more information on a class.

Aug 24

A+ CompTIA Prep Core 1

August 24 @ 12:00 am
Oct 26

A+ CompTIA Prep Core 2

October 26 @ 12:00 am

Class Information

Cisco Discovery Networking I & II

This course will prepare students for entry-level network and help desk support positions and two different Cisco certification exams, the CCENT and the CCNA.

The CCENT is an optional first step toward earning the Cisco CCNA network associate certification, which is the foundational certification for networking careers.

Students will receive hands-on introduction to networking and internet technologies, using tools and hardware commonly found in home and small business environments. Course topics include basic training in routing and switching, cabling, remote access, IP addressing, wireless configuration, network security, troubleshooting, and network services such as file sharing, email services, and related ISP services.


  • $180 registration fee
  • Materials Included
PC Repair Technician / A+ Certification

This course prepares students for entry-level PC repair technician jobs, as well as the CompTIA A+ certification exams.  This course will be taught using online media with a heavy emphasis on hands-on experience.

Students who successfully complete this program will be prepared for a variety of information technology (IT) jobs. These include help-desk support positions, entry-level network support positions, PC and network repair positions, and wireless network support positions.


  • $180 registration fee
  • Textbook required
Introduction to Security Fundamentals

This course provides an overview of the evolving field of cybersecurity, with an introduction to cybersecurity standards and law. Topics may include common cyberattacks, identifying threats, the response to these problems and basic principles of security and defending against cyber threats. Upon completion, students should be prepared to sit for the Microsoft Technology Associate exam in Security Fundamentals.


  • $125 registration fee
  • Textbook required

For More Information

Please contact Sherie Neely (, 704-216-3545)

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