Cisco Course Descriptions

NCVOC11- Computer Networking Basics  (CCNA1)

This course provides a hands-on introduction to networking and the Internet using tools and hardware commonly found in home and small business environments. It teaches students the skills needed to obtain entry-level home network installer jobs. Students develop some of the skills needed to become computer and network technicians, cable installers, and help desk technicians. This is the first in a two-course sequence that prepares students for the Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT)exam.

NCVOC12 – Routing and Switching Basics (CCNA2)

Prerequisite - NCVOC 11 or equivalent

This course prepares students for jobs as network, help desk, and support technicians. The course provides a basic overview of routing and switching, addressing, and security. It also familiarizes students with servers that provide email services, web space, and authenticated access. Students learn about the soft skills required for help desk and customer service positions as they prepare for the Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT) exam. The course covers network monitoring and basic troubleshooting skills in context.

NCVOC 13 - Intermediate Routing and Switching (CCNA3)

Prerequisite - NCVOC12 or equivalent

This course describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in larger and more complex networks. Students learn how to configure routers and switches for advanced functionality. By the end of this course, students are able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with OSPF, EIGRP, and STP in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. Students also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement a WLAN in a small-to-medium network.

NCVOC 14 - Connecting Networks (CCNA4)

Prerequisite - NCVOC12 or equivalent

This course discusses wide area network (WAN) technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex network. The course enables students to understand the selection criteria of network devices and WAN technologies to meet network requirements. Students learn how to configure and troubleshoot network devices and resolve common issues with data link protocols. Students also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement virtual private network (VPN) operations in a complex network.

NCVOC 60 - Securing the Network (CCNA Security)

Prerequisite - NCVOC 12 or equivalent

This course aims to develop an in-depth understanding of network security principles as well as the tools and techniques available. The course covers protocol sniffers/analyzers, TCP/IP and common desktop utilities, Cisco IOS Software, and VPN clients.

Course Path for Certification Exams

Courses at MCC
Certification exam


ICND1 exam 


NCVOC13 (Routing/Switching)*
NCVOC14(Connecting Networks)*

*(NCVOC13 and NCVOC14 may be taken in either order)

Students may take one accelerated CCNA exam (200– 125) after completing 4 courses
follow the 2 exam track and complete the ICND1/CCENT exam (100-105) and the (200-105) ICND2 exam.

Contact Information

Associate Faculty


Community Learning Center (CLC)
1831 Mission Avenue
Oceanside CA 92058
Phone: (760) 795-8737