COMPUTER NETWORKING & SECURITY


Computer Networking & Security I
2 semesters – 3 periods (AM Only)
Grades Eligible:  11, 12, Adult

During semester one, students will study the Cisco IT Essentials curriculum: PC Hardware and Software.  IT Essentials is a hands-on, career-oriented e-learning solution with an emphasis on practical experience.  Students will learn how to install, configure, upgrade, repair and build a computer.  Students will be encouraged to test for the CompTIA A+ certification, certifying skills for entry level IT positions. High school students can enroll in dual credit with Southeast Missouri State University (TN-255) for 3 credit hours.

During semester two, students will begin studying the Cisco Routing and Switching curriculum which will include the "Introduction to Network" course.  Students will begin preparing for a networking career with this introduction in learning how to configure and connect computers and devices to a network.  Students will configure a network, such as a simple Local Area Network (LAN).  After completing this course, students will have a working knowledge of routing, switching, network applications and protocols.  High school students can enroll in dual credit with Southeast Missouri State University (TN-275) for 3 credit hours.

Computer Networking

Computer Networking & Security II
2 semesters – 3 periods (PM only)
Grades Eligible: 12, Adult
Prerequisites:  Computer Networking & Security I with a minimum of C- and instructor approval

During semester one, students will study advanced computer networking concepts.  Students will study course two of the CCNA Routing and Switching essentials curriculum and become more proficient at configuring a router and switch to enabling the functionality of the worldwide network.  Students will be encouraged to test for the Cisco CCENT certification.  High school students can enroll in dual credit with Southeast Missouri State University (TN-375) for 3 credit hours.

During semester two, students will learn advanced routing and switching protocols, install and configure servers, install and administer Active Directory, manage group policies, and configure virtual machines.  Students will be encouraged to test for the CCNA and Microsoft Exam: Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016.

**Year two students will participate in an internship with local IT/networking companies.  Students must provide their own transportation to internships.

How to Apply:

High School Students: Contact your school's guidance counselor.   Prerequisites may apply.

  • Class Schedule: Monday - Friday
    • August - May (Following the Cape Girardeau Public Schools Calendar).
    • Morning block schedule is 8:25 - 10:50
    • Afternoon block schedule is 12:10 - 2:45

For More information call 573.334.0826 and speak to our counselor.