Information Support Services and Networking (ISS&N)

This program encompasses four years beginning with the student’s freshman year via an initial exploratory program. Our goal is to prepare the students to achieve both A+ and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Certification. More than 100 companies, educators, and industry executives worked to develop the A+ Certification program. A+ Certification means that a person possesses the knowledge and skills essential to become a successful computer science technician. This certification provides industry-recognized credentials, independent of specific product or vendor knowledge.

The Networking Academy program is a comprehensive eight-semester/560- hour course that teaches students to design, build, and maintain computer networks. Students are also prepared for industry standard certifications, including Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA™), Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (CCNA Security™). The Networking Academy program combines lectures and online learning with hands-on laboratory exercises in which students apply what they learn in class, while working on actual networks. From basic to advanced networking skills, the Networking Academy curriculum prepares students for lifelong opportunities in the real world.

Course Offerings

Network Fund

Course Numbers: 11184 (4.00)(C) | 11198 (3.00)(C)

Type: High School
Area: Career Vocational Tech (74)

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Network Fundamentals: In this course, students will prepare for jobs as network, computer, and help desk technicians. Students will acquire an overview of routing and remote access; addressing and security. Students will become familiar with servers that provide e-mail services; web space; and authenticated access.


Server and Network Op

Course Numbers: 11019 (0.25)(C)

Type: High School
Area: Career Vocational Tech (74)

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Server and Network Operating: In this course, students will acquire the knowledge and skills to configure and troubleshoot a Windows server network infrastructure. Students will implement and configure secure network access and implement fault tolerant storage technologies and gain an understanding of the network technologies most commonly used with Windows server and IP enabled networks. Students will also learn how to secure servers and maintain update compliance.


Server and Network OS

Course Numbers: 11087 (1.00)(C)

Type: High School
Area: Career Vocational Tech (74)

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Server and Network OS: In this course, students will acquire the knowledge and skills to configure and troubleshoot a Windows server network infrastructure. Students will implement and configure secure network access and implement fault tolerant storage technologies and gain an understanding of the network technologies most commonly used with Windows server and IP enabled networks. Students will also learn how to secure servers and maintain update compliance.


Telecom 11

Course Numbers: 11197 (3.00)(C)

Type: High School
Area: Career Vocational Tech (74)

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Telecommunications Grade 11: In this course, students will explore network design processes using a large stadium enterprise network and medium-sized film company network. Students will follow a standard design process to expand and upgrade each network. Students will examine life cycle services in the context of pre-sale support.


LAN Switch and Wire

Course Numbers: 11186 (4.00)(C)

Type: High School
Area: Career Vocational Tech (74)

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LAN Switching and Wireless: In this course, students will learn the technologies and protocols needed to design and implement a converged switched network. Students will also explore the hierarchical network design model as well as how to select devices for each layer. Students will learn how to configure a switch for basic functionality and how to implement various routing types in a converged network. Students will examine the different implementations of Spanning Tree Protocol in a converged network and develop the knowledge and skills necessary to implement a WLAN in a small to medium network.


Linux

Course Numbers: 11089 (1.00)(C)

Type: High School
Area: Career Vocational Tech (74)

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Linux: In this course, students will acquire comprehensive knowledge of topics related to Linux certification, including Linux distribution; installation; administration; X Windows; networking; and security.


Client Operating Sys

Course Numbers: 11086 (0.25)(C)

Type: High School
Area: Career Vocational Tech (74)

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Client Operating Systems: In this course, students will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to ensure successful configuration of the IT pro tools and productivity applications of Windows. Students will configure pre-installation and post-installation system settings and explore Windows security features; network connectivity applications included with Windows; and mobile computing.


Client Operating System

Course Numbers: 11018 (0.25)(C)

Type: High School
Area: Career Vocational Tech (74)

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Client Operating Systems: In this course, students will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to ensure successful configuration of the IT pro tools and productivity applications of Windows. Students will configure pre-installation and post-installation system settings and explore Windows security features; network connectivity applications included with Windows; and mobile computing.


Comp Hard and Sup

Course Numbers: 11183 (1.50)(C)

Type: High School
Area: Career Vocational Tech (74)

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Computer Hardware and Support: In this course, students will learn the advanced material included on the CompTIAA+ certification exams which covers hardware and software; security and soft skills; and safety and environment issues.


Rout Prot and Con

Course Numbers: 11185 (4.00)(C)

Type: High School
Area: Career Vocational Tech (74)

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Routing Protocols and Concepts: In this course, students will learn the architecture, components, and operation of routers; the principles of routing; and routing protocols. Students will analyze; configure; verify; and troubleshoot the primary routing protocols. Students will be able to recognize and correct routing issues.


Cooperative Education and Internship Opportunities

All eligible students have the opportunity to participate in Cooperative Education and Internship experiences at a variety of approved learning sites across the city in their junior and/or senior year. While the requirements and specific opportunities vary from school to school, and program to program, the structured combination of classroom based education and practical work experience provides students with the skills necessary to comfortably navigate the world of work. Some of the internship and cooperative education opportunities students have experienced include the following partnership/s:

  • Staples
  • Wilson Reading
  • Percy’s
  • National Grid
  • Reliant Medical Group

Career Opportunities

  • Telecom Technician
  • Computer Operator
  • Help Desk Technician
  • Fiber and Cable Technician
  • Network Technician
  • PC Technician
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