Career & Technical Education

Information Support Services & Networking


INFO SUPPORT SERVICES & NETWORKING I (2 per day)  E#C110401 mmc

9551 Honors/9553 College Prep                                     15 credits

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Explore program-Others with approval of CTE Director

PC Hardware and Software covers the fundamentals of computer hardware and software as well as advanced concepts.  Students who complete this course will be able to describe the internal components of a computer, assemble a computer system, install an operating system, and troubleshoot application using system tools and various diagnostic software.  Students will also be able to connect to the internet and share resources in a network environment.  New topics included in this course will include laptops and portable devices, wireless connectivity, security, safety and environmental issues, and communication skills. Hands on lab activities will continue to be an essential element of the course.  In support of this, virtual learning tools are integrated into this course. Upon completion of the sophomore year, students may take the Comp TIA A+ certification exam.  Students will also be engaged in a rigorous class environment that will prepare and educate them on the Microsoft Specialist Certification Exams for Microsoft Applications Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; along with the IC3 Certification certifying students in Hardware, Software, and Internet Practices.  Successful completion of certification can lead to college credits. Meets Academic Expectations 1,2,3,4 & 5

 

INFO SUPPORT SERVICES & NETWORKING 2 (3 per day) E#C110401 mmc

9561 Honors/9563 College Prep                                      15 credits

Prerequisite: CCNA Exploration Certification - Successful completion of ISSN 1-Others with approval of Career and Technical Education Director

Cisco Discovery: The focus of the junior year is Cisco network systems and infrastructure. Topics include: network installation and configuration, network architecture, using TCP/IP to establish connectivity, performing network maintenance, monitoring network performance, network troubleshooting, infrastructure component installation and configuration, configuring switches and routers, installation and configuration of network applications, securing networks from viruses, hacking and other threats, project management, and preparation and presentation of technical documentation. Upon completion of the junior year, students may take the Network + certification exam, the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) exam and the Cisco Certified Networking Associate

(CCNA) exam. Meets Academic Expectations 1,2,3,4 & 5

 

INFO SUPPORT SERVICES & NETWORKING 3(3 per day) E#C110401 mmc

9571 Honors/9573 College Prep                                  15 credits

Prerequisite: CCNA Exploration - Successful completion of ISSN 2-Others with approval of Career and Technical Education Director

Students will explore Wireless, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and fiber optics during their senior year.  With wireless networks being popularized with mobile computer devices, students will explore the fundamentals of wireless technology such as the differences between 802.11B. 802.11G and 802.11N as well as wireless access points.  As the demand for VoIP phone systems increase in the workplace, so does the need for skilled VoIP technicians. Through hands-on experiments, this added bonus will introduce the fundamentals and basic principles of VoIP technology.  The Fiber Optic portion of the course will cover topics in light dispersion, how light travels through an optical conductor, signal sources and receivers, terminating glass fiber, along with using test equipment such as a mini- OTDR/fusion splicer, ST multimode talk set, video microscope, and a hand-held splicer kit.  Meets Academic Expectations 1,2,3,4 & 5

 

INFORMATION SUPPORT SERVICES & NETWORKING CO-OP  E#C110401 mmc

9581Honors/9583 College Prep                                     15 credits

Prerequisite: CCNA Exploration Certification – Grade 12-Student “See eligibility requirements – Page #35”

This program is designed to provide seniors with an opportunity to combine daily school instruction with on-the-job training.  Students, who are paid for their work, are covered by Workman's Compensation Insurance.  Students earn course credits and gain invaluable work experience.  Cooperative Education also provides the students with an opportunity to become more self confident, plan career goals, and gain a better understanding of their academic and related career and technical course work. Meets Academic Expectations 1,2,3,4 & 5


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