Computer Information Systems
CISCO Networking and Network Security certificate
The certificate in CISCO Networking and Network Security provides students
with a solid, broad background in computer networking and network security using
the CISCO curriculum. The program will prepare students for the CCNA
Certification exam and partially for the CCNP, NS, and FWL exams which can be
written through Cisco Systems (external to UFV). Please note
that not all courses can be offered on a regular basis.
• B.C. secondary school graduation or 19 years or older.
• The prerequisite to CMNS 125.
Students who do not meet entrance requirements may be considered if they can
demonstrate a reasonable chance of success. Applicants will be required to
submit a portfolio and be interviewed. Students who do not meet the requirements might
also consider the Computer
Information Systems Studies
When to apply
Applications are accepted for entrance to the Fall semester only. For application deadlines, see Specific intake application process.
How to apply
1. Submit the application fee along with your UFV application for admission form to the Admissions and Records (A&R) office. Application forms are available from any A&R or Student Services office. You can also print an application form from our website at www.ufv.ca/ar, or you can apply directly through the internet at www.pas.bc.ca.
Additional documents required for a complete application:
• Proof of B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent, or permission from the program head.
• Transcript (or interim transcript) showing grade/course achievement as per entrance requirements.
• An official transcript (original sealed envelope) from every post-secondary institution you have attended. Unofficial copies may accompany the application form if official transcripts have been ordered.
2. You will be informed of the orientation meeting date. This meeting is usually held on a weekday evening in April or May. You must attend or make special arrangements with the department.
3. Upon admission to the program you will be provided with registration information. A deposit is required when you register (see the Fees and Other Costs section). The deposit will be applied to the tuition fees. Final payment of all course fees is due the end of the second week of classes.
If the program is full, or you are waiting to find out about admission to the program, you will be given an opportunity to register as a general student. It is not necessary to submit a separate application form. If you meet the entrance requirements and a space becomes available later, you will be contacted.
4. In some cases where interim transcripts are submitted, an admission decision may be made conditional upon completion of academic requirements. Proof of completion of entrance requirements is due by the end of the first week in August.
Students must maintain a 2.0 program semester grade point average (GPA).
Students whose grades fall below a 2.0 CGPA will be placed on Academic Warning
for the next semester.
Required to withdraw
Students who do not achieve a minimum semester grade point average of 2.0
while on Academic Warning will be withdrawn from the program. A student who has
been required to withdraw may continue to take courses as a CIS Studies student.
Readmission to the program
To be readmitted to the program, you must complete nine university-level
credits (can be duplicate courses), with a minimum 2.0 GPA.
Once these criteria are met, you may apply for readmission at the Admissions
and Records office. When readmitted, you will remain on Academic Warning until
your overall program GPA is 2.0.
At least 8 of the required upper-level credits must be completed at UFV.
Students in the Certificate in CISCO Networking and Network Security program
must maintain a grade point average of at least 2.0 in order to be awarded the
Fees and additional costs
See the Fees and Other Costs
section. Books and additional supplies would normally cost $75 to $150 per
course. There may be some additional recommended and mandatory costs in Computer
Information Systems program courses, above tuition and textbook costs. These may
include training manuals, software, and hardware costs.
Program requirements (30 credits)
||CCNA 1: Networking
Fundamentals (see Note 1)
||CCNA 2: Routing
Protocols and Concepts (see Note 1)
||CCNA 3: LAN
Switching (see Note 2)
||CCNA 4: Accessing
the WAN (see Note 2)
||Wireless LANs in
||Writing for the
Note 1: Students who have completed CIS 192 may use this course
in place of CIS 193/194.
Note 2: Students who have completed CIS 292 may use this course
in place of CIS 293/294.
For complete details on courses see the
course descriptions section.