Computer Networking

Program Description

In this program, students will be challenged to learn the concepts of Windows operating systems found on the Comp TIA IT Fundamentals and A+ Certification Exams. Students will learn how to install, configure, and troubleshoot Windows 2000, XP Professional, XP Home, Vista and Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. Also in this program, the basic networking concepts found on the Comp TIA Network + certification will be learned. Concepts include network operating systems, hardware, and troubleshooting techniques and the role, setup and administration of Local Area Networks.

Program Requirements

2 credits in language arts, 2 credits in science, 2 credits in mathematics (Algebra I is required), two credits in social studies, and two elective credits.

A total of 10 credits are needed for admission. Algebra I and II, Geometry or Math equivalent

High School Credits Earned

1 Credit in Math or Science

College Credits Earned

Community College of Vermont

CIS 2110: Concepts of PC Hardware

Professional Certifications

CompTIA+, Comp TIA IT Fundamentals, A+ Certification
IT Fundamentals

Enrollment Options

Students may enter the program as a junior or senior.

With instructor permission,  students may have the opportunity for a second year customized program that includes attending college classes.

Career Outlook

Careers in Computer Technology (use Computer as the key word)

Job opportunities should be excellent, especially for those with experience in maintenance or related fields. Those who obtain certification will also face excellent opportunities. General maintenance and repair is a large occupation, generating many job openings due to growth and the need to replace those who leave the occupation. Many job openings are expected to result from the retirement of experienced maintenance workers over the next decade.

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