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The Networking program of study exposes students to the fundamentals of computer hardware and software, and how to install, configure, and troubleshoot network devices. When students complete the required courses, they will be able to configure an internet server and troubleshoot internet connectivity.

Course Sequence:

Level I- IT Essentials: PC Hardware & Software (1.0)

  • Students will learn the fundamentals of computer hardware and software.
  • Students will be 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. 

Level II- Networking 1: Cisco 1 (1.0)

  • Students will learn to plan, install and troubleshoot small networks and troubleshoot internet connectivity.
  • Students will be able to configure wireless access points and wireless clients, apply recognition and mitigation of security threats to a home network and share resources such as files and printers among computers. 

Level III- Networking 2: Cisco 2 (1.0)

  • Students will learn to install, configure, and troubleshoot devices and plan a basic wired infrastructure to support network activity.
  • Students will be able to configure a server, implement basic WAN connectivity, demonstrate proper disaster-recovery procedures, and perform server backups. 

Level IV- Networking 3: Cisco 3 (1.0)

Schools offering Networking

McKinley Technology High School

Phelps Architecture, Construction and Engineering High School

Associated Industry Jobs/Careers:

  • Computer Hardware Engineers
  • Computer Support Specialists
  • Database Administrators
  • Engineering Technicians
  • Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators
  • Software Developers

Associated College Majors:

  • Computer Forensics
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Systems Analysis
  • Information Science
  • Information Technology
  • Library and Information Science
  • Management Information Systems

Associated Industry-Recognized Certifications :

  • Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT) *Discontinued in 2020
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)