Creating the Future...Challenging the Impossible
Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12 Semesters: 1 Credit: 1
Students will learn how to identify and explain PC components, set up a basic PC workstation, conduct basic software installation, identify compatibility issues and recognize and prevent basic security risks. This course is designed to prepare students to take the CompTIA Strata Fundamentals of Information Technology Certificate of Achievement exam. Students will receive instruction in safety, communication skills, leadership skills, human relations, and employability skills.
IT FUNDAMENTALS WORK BASED STUDY (AT THE CENTER)
Grade: 9,10, 11, 12 Semesters: 1 Credit: 1
Students will be provided the opportunity gain additional experience working on PC components, install basic software, recognize and identify compatibility issues. Hands on experiences will further prepare students for the Comp TIA Strata Fundamentals of Information Technology Certificate of Achievement exam.
NETWORKING 1 (CISCO)
Grade: 10, 11 Semesters: 1 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: Algebra 1, English 1
Networking 1 is designed to provide students with classroom and laboratory experience in current and emerging networking technologies. Student benefits most from the curriculum if they possess a strong background in reading, math, and problem solving skills. Instruction includes networking media, topologies, network operating systems, models and protocols, codes and standards, addressing, diagnostics, routing, WAN services, network security, and leadership skills. In addition, instruction and training are provided in the proper care, maintenance, and use of networking software, tools, and equipment.
NETWORKING 2 (CISCO)
Grade: 10, 11 Semesters: 1 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: Networking 1
This course is designed to provide students with more classroom and laboratory experience in current and emerging networking technologies. Students who continue in Networking 2 design and build complex networks. Upon successful completion of this course, students are able to seek employment or further their education and training in the information technology field. Particular emphasis is given to the use of critical thinking skills and problem-solving techniques found in math and communication programs.
CYBER SECURITY FUNDAMENTALS, HONORS
Grade: 11, 12 Semesters: 1 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: Networking 1 & 2
This course introduces the basic concepts and terminology of cyber security and information assurance. The course examines how the concept of security integrates into the importance of user involvement, security training, ethics, trust, and best practices management. The fundamental skills cover internal and external threats to network security and design, how to enforce network level security policies, how to protect an organization’s information and a broad range of other topics.
ADVANCED CYBER SECURITY, HONORS
Grade: 11, 12 Semesters: 1 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: Cyber Security Fundamentals
This course explores the field of information security and assurance with updated content including new innovations in technology and methodologies. It builds on existing concepts introduced in Cyber Security Fundamentals and expands into malware threats, cryptography, organizational security, and wireless technologies. This is the second of two courses that prepare the student to take the CompTIA Security+ certification exam.