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November 04, 2005

Gwinnett Tech to Offer CCNA Specialist Program this Winter
Networking professionals can further career with certificate program


Gwinnett Technical College is hosting an open house for individuals interested in furthering their networking skills with the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) specialist certificate program. The open house is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005, at 6:30 p.m., in Building 700, Room 2.308 on Gwinnett Tech’s campus in Lawrenceville.

The CCNA program provides students with the principles, practices and skills they need to design, build and maintain small- to medium-sized local-area networks and wide-area networks capable of supporting national and global organizations. In addition, this technical certificate prepares students for the CCNA certification exam(s).

Students applying for this certificate must provide proof of either a minimum of two years experience in the networking field, a computer field certification (A+, Net+, etc.), a postsecondary diploma or degree in CIS, or prior completion of CIS 122 and CIS 1140.

The program’s core courses include introduction to LAN and WAN, advanced routers and switches and WAN technologies.

The deadline to apply for the CCNA program for winter quarter is Tuesday, November 15.

Class options include either: mornings - Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.; or evenings - Tuesday & Thursday, 6:00 p.m. – 9:50 p.m.

For more information on the open house or to complete an application, contact Gwinnett Tech at 770.962.7580 or visit us online at


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Gwinnett Technical College, one of Georgia's largest technical colleges, serves more than 21,000 students annually to meet the workforce training needs of the region. The college offers more than 50 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs and hundreds of seminars, workshops and courses providing specialized training. Gwinnett Tech’s service area includes Gwinnett and North Fulton counties. Gwinnett Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Gwinnett Technical College. In addition, some college programs hold separate licensure or accreditation status with appropriate agencies. For more information, visit

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