CISCO Networking Academy

HBAS has partnered with the Cisco Networking Academy to provide hands-on, cutting edge instruction to our students.  Courses offered include:

The IT field is growing, and opportunities for well-paying jobs are going nowhere but up. The CISCO Academy prepares students to go straight into an IT job, or gain higher level training at local community colleges. 

While typically offered only to adults, the HBAS CISCO Academy is also open to high school students, and FREE for HBUHSD students!  To register your HBUHSD high school students for a free course, please visit the Gothard Campus.


IT Essentials, A+
The IT Essentials course covers the fundamentals of computer hardware and software and advanced concepts such as security, networking, and the responsibilities of an IT professional. Students who complete both ITE 1 and ITE 2 will be prepared for the A+ certification test and therefore able to describe the internal components of a computer, assemble a computer system, install an operating system, and troubleshoot using system tools and diagnostic software. Students will also be able to connect to the Internet and share resources in a networked environment.

* Must be 18 or older and must have graduated high school to take licensing exam.


CCNA Routing and Switching
This curriculum is a gateway to entry-level networking jobs and IT careers. The curriculum consists of 4, 70-hour courses.  HBAS currently offers the first two courses in this series, which prepare students to take for CCENT certification (Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician). After completing the CCNA 1 & 2, students can move on to CCNA 3 & 4 at local community colleges.


  • CCNA 1, Intro to Networks
    The course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and computer networks. The principles of IP addressing and fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are also introduced. By the end of the course, students will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes.


  • CCNA 2, Routing and Switching Essentials
    This course describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network.  By the end of the course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with RIPv1, RIPv2, single-area and multi-area OSPF, virtual LANs, and inter-VLAN routing in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.
    * Prerequisite: Completion of IT Essentials, CCNA 1

Program Coordinator: Cody Jones


To learn more or enroll, please call (714) 842-4227 or email


Classes located at our Main campus:
17231 Gothard Street

Huntington Beach, CA 92647