Computer Systems Networking & Security
Instructor Christopher Nappi | East Campus | CIP Code 11.0901
Computer Systems Networking & Security 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 a hands-on curriculum to build and repair computer systems and understand and configure components of a computer networking infrastructure.
The instruction focuses on A+ fundamentals, Operating System Fundamentals, Networking Fundamentals, Server Administration, Network Security Fundamentals, 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 Test Out Network Pro Exam.
Graduates of this program are well prepared for entry level employment. Additional education can lead to more opportunities in networking and information technology.
Computer User Support Specialist
Network & Computer Administrator
Network & Computer Technician
Computer Network Support Specialist
CAREER PATHWAYS CAN LEAD TO:*
Chief Information Officer
Teledata Communications Engineer
*Requires post-secondary training.
Qualified students are encouraged to apply as a Technical Academy student for this program.
MTA Network Fundamentals
MTA Server Fundamentals
OSHA/CareerSafe 10-Hour Certification
Test Out Network Pro
Test Out Network Server 2016
College Advanced Credits:
Berks Technical Institute - Up to 46 quarter credits
Harrisburg Area Community College - Harrisburg - Up to 12 credits
Lehigh Carbon Community College - Up to 9.5 credits
Lincoln Technical Institute - Allentown - Up to 20 credits
Northampton County Community College - Up to 10 credits
Pittsburgh Technical Institute - Up to 7 credits
Reading Area Community College - Up to 18 credits (Depending on RACC Course of Study)
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology - Up to 9 credits
Program Entrance Recommendations:
o Reading at grade level
o Algebra I or Geometry
o Problem-solving/ troubleshooting skills
o Ability to work independently and in a team
o Hand-eye coordination
o Mechanical aptitude
There are specific costs for textbooks, tools, supplies, uniforms, certifications; and for some programs, medical and criminal clearances that students are obligated to pay upon acceptance. These costs change annually and are detailed on the BCTC website at www.berkscareer.com/programs.