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Information Technology

Instructor: Charlie Cantrill

Possible Industry Certifications:

  • Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

The CISCO pathway courses will help students learn new CISCO network administration support skills or upgrade existing computer information systems skills. Students will be able to properly install CISCO software on an appropriately sized computer, configure the software for a simple server environment and connect it correctly to a physical network, manage a simple networking environment, effectively troubleshooting common problems, adding new users and attending to security concerns, work within the ethical and professional parameters in the field of CISCO Network administration.

Our courses include:

CIT 105 Computer Literacy -Introduces students to the main components of computer literacy including Computer Fundamentals, Key Applications and Living Online. Provides an introduction to the computer and the convergence of technology as used in today’s global environment. Introduces topics including computer hardware and software, file management, the Internet, e-mail, the social web, green computing, security and computer ethics. Presents basic use of application, programming, systems and utility software. Basic keyboarding skills are strongly recommended.

CIT 111 Computer Hardware & Software – Focuses on the design of computing systems, including instruction in the principles of computer hardware and software components, algorithms data basis, telecommunications, etc. Includes the knowledge to identify and explain PC components, setup a basic PC workstation, conduct basic software installation, identify compatibility issues and recognize/prevent basic security risks and also gives knowledge in the areas of Green IT and preventative maintenance of computers.

CIT 161 Network Fundamentals – Introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. Provides the opportunity to build simple LAN topologies by applying principles of cabling; performing basic configurations of network devices, including routers and switches; and implementing IP addressing schemes. Completes one of a series of four courses that helps prepare students for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification exam and the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT).

CIT 210 Routing Protocol & Concepts – Provides students with the skills necessary to understand and apply concepts related to networking routing and switching hardware. Covers TCP/IP concepts such as IP addressing and subnetting, router configuration, routed and routing protocols. Completes one of a series of four courses that helps prepare students for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification exam and the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT).

CIT 120 Computational Thinking – Students analyze the structure of the worldwide web, apply basic principles of web documents and HTML, and develop multi-media web pages. Course content will include the understanding of hypertext and web structures. Equipment such as scanners, digital and video cameras and sound recording devices will be utilized through hands-on instruction. Promotes understanding of computer programming and logic by teaching students to “think like a computer”. Covers skills needed to develop and design language-independent solutions to solve computer related problems. Covers developmental and design basics including use of variables, control and data structures, and principles of command-line and object-oriented languages.

Programming Introduction – Focuses on the general writing and implementation of generic and atomized programs to drive operating systems. Includes software design, languages, and program writing, trouble-shooting, etc. Introduces students to fundamental programming concepts using an industry-specific or emerging programming language. Includes data types, control structures, simple data structures, error-handling, modular programming, information and file processing, and uniqueness of the language used in the course.

CIT 299 Special Topics-Networking – Explores concepts and/or skills from special areas of interest in computer and information systems.

CIT 199 Information Technology Co-Op – Cooperative Education for CTE courses provide supervised work site experience related to the student’s identified career pathway. A student must be enrolled in an approved capstone course during the same school year that the co-op experience is completed. Students who participate receive a salary for these experiences, in accordance with local, state and federal minimum wage requirements according to the Work Based Learning Guide

CIT 290 Internship – Internship for CTE courses provide supervised work-site experience for high school students who are enrolled in a capstone course associated with their identified career pathway. Internship experiences consist of a combination of classroom instruction and field experiences. A student receiving pay for an intern experience is one who is participating in an experience that lasts a semester or longer and has an established employee-employer relationship. A non-paid internship affects those students who participate on a short-term basis (semester or less). All information referenced to the Work Based Learning Guide.