• Career Pathways:

    • Computer User Support Specialist
    • Network & Computer Administrator
    • Computer Network Support Specialist
    • Network & Computer

    Industry Certifications:

    • Network+, Strata, A+
    • OSHA/CareerSafe 10-Hour Certification
    • MTA Network Fundamentals
    • MTA Server Fundamentals

    Program Entrance Recommendations:

    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Algebra I or Geometry
    • Problem-solving / troubleshooting skills
    • Ability to work independently and in a team
    • Hand-eye coordination
    • Mechanical aptitude
  • Computer Systems Networking & Cyber Security 15 months, 1628 hours

  • IT Networking is a professional course that prepares students with industry standard credentials and technical certifications to aid in their understanding of computers and the inter- working of them. While working in BCTC’s state-of-the-art lab, students will use concepts introduced in theory and reinforced through Cisco Networking Academy curriculum to build and repair computer systems and understand and configure components of a computer networking infrastructure. The instruction focuses on A+ Certification, Net+ Certification, Windows Operating System, Server Operating System, Active Directory for Microsoft Server 2012, Alternate Operating Systems, and Advanced Concepts of Networking. The curriculum is reviewed annually for relevancy and updated as industry standards dictate.

    Upon completion of the course, students are prepared for a variety of certification exams, including the MTA Network Fundamentals Exam. Graduates of this program are well prepared for entry level employment.

    Additional education can lead to more opportunities in networking and information technology.