Information Technology cluster includes courses and/or programs related to designing, developing, managing, and operating communication and information technology networks and related hardware and software for the recording, storage, transformation, transmission, and distribution of voice, video, images, and data including both telecommunications and computing services. Information Technology careers involve the design, development, support, and management of hardware, software, multimedia, and systems integration services. Technological advances and global competition have transformed the nature of work. Tomorrow's jobs will require more knowledge, better skills, and more flexible workers than ever before. Tomorrow's workers must be prepared to change jobs and careers several times.
NETWORKING FUNDAMENTALS & ADVANCED NETWORKING
This course provides students with the technical skills and industry know-how required to begin an exciting career installing, configuring, and troubleshooting computer networks. Students will be able to prepare for CompTIA's Network+ N10-005 certification exam, focusing on the fundamentals of protocols, topologies, hardware, and network design. They will explore TCP/IP, Ethernet, wireless transmission, security concepts, and virtual networks with practical case studies, real-world problem solving, and hands-on projects.
Specific topic coverage includes:
- An Introduction to Networking
- Networking Standards and the OSI Model
- Transmission Basics and the Networking Media
- Introduction to TCP/IP Protocols
- Topologies and Ethernet Standards
- Network Hardware, Switching, and Routing
- Wide Area Networks
- Wireless Networks
- In-Depth TCP/IP Networking
- Virtual Networks and Remote Access
- Network Security
- Voice and Video Over IP
- Troubleshooting Network Problems
- Ensuring Integrity and Availability
- Network Management
COMPUTER PROGRAMMING 1
Course Description: This course of study is designed to emphasize the fundamentals of computer programming. Topics include computer software, program design and development, and practical experience in programming, using modern, object-oriented languages.
COMPUTER REPAIR AND SERVICE/ADVANCED COMPUTER REPAIR AND SERVICE
Course Description: The Information Support and Service program prepares students to perform tasks related to computer repair and service. Students receive instruction in the installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of computer-based technology including mobile peripheral, and networked devices, and laptops. Laboratory activities provide hands-on instruction in installation, configuration, troubleshooting, component replacement, operating systems, security, networking devices, and upgrades in accordance with industry certification standards
Course Description: In the Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance program, students examine the core concepts and terminology of cybersecurity and information assurance, integrating the importance of user involvement, network architecture, threats, and security; operational and system security; cryptography; contingency planning; application, data, and host security; access control and identity management; and a broad range of other topics.
Upon completion of the two courses, students will be prepared to earn nationally-recognized industry certifications.