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Cisco Networking Academy

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Career pathways span secondary and postsecondary education, align to employer needs and careers, and provide high-quality education, training, and support services for youth and adults.

In Delaware, career pathways begin in the public education system (K-12) through Career and Technical Education (CTE) pathways offered in charter, comprehensive, and technical school districts. These pathways continue through adult education, occupational training programs, and postsecondary programs that are administered by partnering state agencies, institutions of higher education, and other service providers.

Cisco Networking Academy

The Cisco Networking Academy program of study is a six (6) course CTE program that blends the content and experiences of computer networking and computer science to help students develop a well-rounded and adaptable skill base. The program prepares students for continuing education and careers in computer networking and computer science, as well as those that may require skills in both fields.

Sequence of Courses:

IT Essentials (ITE)
NDG Linux Essentials (NDG) / AP
Computer Science Principles (CSP) /
AP Computer Science A (CSA)
CCNA: Introduction to Networks (IN
/ Routing and Switching Essentials


CCNA: Scaling Networks (SN) /
Connecting Networks (CN)

Early College Credit/Credentials:

Routing and Switching /
Linux Essentials Professional
Up to 9 college credits
at Delaware Technical
Community College

Work-Based Learning:

Job Shadowing
Mock Interviews
Resume Workshops
Cooperative Education

Bachelor’s Degree

Average Salary:

Common Positions:
Information Security Analysts

Associates Degree

Average Salary:

Common Positions:
Computer Network Support Specialists


Average Salary:

Common Positions:
Computer User Support Specialists

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Wage Differential

Bilingual employees are compensated with a language differential of 5-20% more per hour than the base rate of a monolingual employee

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Student pathway Testimonials

Beatriz Ramirez , Student at William Penn

“Now I know what I want to do with my life, thanks to the focus on careers at William Penn. At first, I picked culinary arts because I didn’t know what else to do. But I fell in love with it!”