Need CCNA certification? Learn more about Ranken’s convenient evening computer networking program.

Is Ranken’s Computer Networking program right for you?

You’re looking for CCNA training that’s offered in the evening, so you can keep working while you update your credentials.

You want a computer networking program that will set you up to continue your education in the future.

Does this sound like you? If so, getting your CCNA certification through Ranken could help you advance in your career.

Interested in seeing more of our Network & Database IT facilities? Take an interactive 360° virtual tour of Ranken Technical College’s NETWORK & DATABASE TECHNOLOGY department.

Why choose Ranken for CCNA training?

Composed of a combination of computer desktop operating systems, Local Area Networking (LAN), Wide Area Networking (WAN) and microcomputer hardware, Ranken’s four-semester evening program leads to a Certificate in Computer Networking Technology.

The first two semesters of the program focus on preparing students to become A+ Certified technicians. The curriculum covers installation, configuration and troubleshooting of desktop computer systems.

During the second year, students are introduced to network devices and how they fit into the network. Using Cisco routers, students learn how to implement routing among the LAN protocol suites and across WANs. With the skills gained in this program, students are prepared to design, build and maintain small and medium-sized networks.

At the completion of the second year, students are eligible to earn Cisco® Certified Network Associate (CCNA™) certification.

For students interested in furthering their education, these courses can be credited toward the Bachelor of Science in Applied Management (BSAM) degree.

Interested in seeing more of our IT facilities? Take an interactive 360° virtual tour of the INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY departments.

Chad D. Groharing

Instructor, Full Time

John E. Gerstner

Instructor, Adjunct

Keith J. Fournie

Instructor, Full Time

Jeffrey P. Scott

Instructor, Full Time

Brock A. Parsons

Instructor, Full Time

Tamara C. Williams

Adjunct Instructor, Evening School

Danny R. Underwood

Adjunct Instructor, Evening School

Paul R. Smith

Instructor, Full Time

Velimir Cosic

Adjunct Instructor, Evening School

Charles G. Corrigan

Division Chair & Instructor, Full Time

Information Technology - Wentzville

BS in Workforce Education and Development, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
AT in Communications Electronics, Ranken Technical College
Certifications: A+, Network + - CompTIA
Windows 7 Configuration – Microsoft. MCTS
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
CISCO Network Academy Instructor
Certified Mobile Communications Technician – PCIA / NABER.

Evan A. Gudmestad

Assistant Division Chair and Instructor, Full Time

Information Technology Division

Duke R. Miller

Instructor, Full Time

Information Technology Division

Alan P. Poettker

Instructor, Full Time

Information Technology Division

Ashley R. Reddick

Instructor, Full Time

Information Technology

Michael J. Stuesse

Instructor, Full Time

Information Technology - Wentzville

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Curriculum for the program includes:

  • Command Line and Windows® Lab
  • Microcomputer Hardware and Peripherals
  • Data Communication and Basic Router Configuration
  • Implementing Cisco® Networking Equipment and Wide Area Network (WAN) Router Configuration
  • Healthcare Information Networking (optional)

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Graham Miller

Department: Alumni Information Technology
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Ermin Velagic

Department: Alumni Information Technology
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2020 Network and Database Administration
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Hope Brasseur

Department: Alumni Information Technology
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Neal S

Department: Alumni Information Technology
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2013 Network Architecture and Design Information Technology
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Bill Kindig

Department: Alumni Information Technology
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2013 Associate Degree in Internet Web Based Technology
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Joshua Bradley

Department: Alumni Information Technology
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Katherine Bangert

Department: Alumni Information Technology
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Daniel Bortz

Department: Alumni Information Technology
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