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Information Technology Career Cluster

8664V Computer Maintenance (Cisco Academy IT Essentials PC Hardware & Software) (two credits) 

Prerequisite: Algebra II or concurrent enrollment in Algebra II 

Co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment in an additional course credit at MCTC Grades: 11-12‚Äč

Students who complete this course will be able to describe the internal components of a computer, assemble a computer system, install an operating system, and troubleshoot issues using system tools and diagnostic software. Topics include Microsoft Windows Vista 7 and 8 operating systems, laptops and mobile devices, networking, printers, security and advanced troubleshooting. This course prepares students for the CompTIA A+ exam. 

Computer Maintenance is an advanced course for the Information Technology career cluster.

8648V Cyber Security I (one credit fall semester) 

8649V Cyber Security II (one credit spring semester) 

Prerequisite: Algebra II or concurrent enrollment in Algebra II 

Co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment in an additional course credit at MCTC Grades: 11-12

Develop a foundational understanding of cybersecurity and how it relates to information and network security. Students are introduced to characteristics of cybercrime, security principles and framework, technologies, and procedures to defend networks. Through interactive multimedia content, lab activities, and multi-industry case studies, students build technical and professional skills to pursue careers in Cybersecurity.

 Cyber Security I & II are advanced courses for the Information Technology career cluster.

8655V lnternetworking Technologies I (Cisco Academy Introduction to Networks) 

(one credit-taken concurrently with lnternetworking Technologies I Lab) 

8675V lnternetworking Technologies Lab 

(one credit-taken concurrently with lnternetworking Technologies I)

Prerequisite: Algebra II or concurrent enrollment in Algebra II 

Co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment in an additional course credit at MCTC Grades: 11-12

Introduction to the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the internet and other computer networks. The principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the curriculum. By the end of either course, students will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes. After successful completion of the course, students will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Cisco Academy. Students earning an 80 or above on the Cisco final exam in the spring receive a Cisco Level 1 Networking certificate of Completion. 

lnternetworking Technologies is an advanced course for the Information Technology career cluster.

8656V lnternetworking Technologies II (Cisco Academy Routing & Switching Essentials)

(one credit-taken concurrently with lnternetworking Technologies II Lab) 

8676V lnternetworking Technologies II Lab 

(one credit-taken concurrently with lnternetworking Technologies II)

Prerequisite: lnternetworking Technologies I and Lab 

Co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment in an additional course credit at MCTC Grade: 12

The architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network is defined as Routing & Switching Essentials. Students learn how to configure a router and switch for basic functionality. By the end of this course students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with RIPv1, RIPv2, single area and multi-area OSPF, virtual LANs, and interVLAN routing in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. After successful completion of the course, students will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Cisco Academy. Students prepare to take the 100-101 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part I (ICND1) Certification exam. Upon successful completion of the ICND1 exam students will be awarded the Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) certification. 

lnternetworking Technologies II is an advanced course for the Information Technology career cluster.

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