El Centro is an Achieving the Dream College
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Cisco Academy
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El Centro College, located in downtown Dallas, is an approved Cisco Networking Academy, offering CCNP (Cisco Certified Networking Professional), CCNA (Cisco Certified Networking Associate), Network Security, Wireless LANs, and Voice over IP (VoIP) training.


  • Learn how to design, build, and maintain networks and prepare for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) exam.
  • Learn to configure and maintain more complex networks and prepare for the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) exam.
  • Learn core security concepts and skills needed for the installation, troubleshooting and monitoring of network devices to maintain the integrity, confidentiality and availability of data and devices.
  • Learn CVoice, Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Quality of Service and troubleshooting.
  • Fast track (7 ½ week) and semester length courses
  • Evening and Weekend, credit and non-credit classes available
  • Face to Face and Hybrid classes
See Class Schedule for offerings.

The Cisco Certification program offered at El Centro College trains students for a variety of IT jobs, including network support specialist, network control technician, hardware/telecom field support technician, LAN/WAN technician, network specialist, and network systems technician. These positions are in employment categories defined by the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), American Electronics Association (AEA), and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Growth and demand are predicted for the next several years.

In addition to certification preparation, courses taken for credit can be applied toward one of the following awards, certificates or associate degrees.
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El Centro Campuses


Downtown Campus

801 Main Street
Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: 214.860.2000
Web: Downtown Campus

Bill J Priest Campus

1402 Corinth Street
Dallas, TX 75215
Phone: 214.860.5900
Web: BJP Campus

West Campus

3330 N Hampton Rd
Dallas, TX 75212
Phone: 972.391.1400
Web: West Campus
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