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Networking (IT Networking)

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: Principles of IT

In Principles of Information Technology, students will develop computer literacy skills to adapt to emerging technologies used in the global marketplace. Students will implement personal and interpersonal skills to prepare for a rapidly evolving workplace environment. Students will enhance reading, writing, computing, communication.

Level II: Networking I

The Introduction to Networks course introduces the concept of networking, using various analogies to help the student understand the movement of packets throughout the Internet, and the protocol standards used. The Routing and Switching course moves the student into the theory of “moving packets.” The concepts of routing and switching “packets” to the correct destination is covered, and how a network administrator.

Level III: Networking II

The Networking II course covers the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in larger and more complex networks. Students learn how to configure routers and switches for advanced functionality. The course discusses the Wide Area Network (WAN) technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex network. The course enables students to understand the selection criteria of network devices and WAN technologies to meet network requirements.

Level IV: Practicum in Information Technology (Networking)

In the Practicum in Information Technology, students will gain advanced knowledge and skills in the application, design, production, implementation, maintenance, evaluation, and assessment of products, services, and systems. Knowledge and skills in the proper use of analytical skills and application of IT concepts and standards are essential to prepare students for success in a technology-driven society.

Schools offering Networking (IT 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 Network Associate (CCNA)