Computer Systems Networking & Security
Program Entrance Recommendations:
Reading at grade level
Algebra I or Geometry
Problem solving/troubleshooting skills
Ability to work independently and in a team
Computer User Support Specialist
Network & Computer Administrator
Network & Computer Technician
Computer Network Support Specialist
Chief Information Officer
Teledata Communications Engineer
Computer Systems Networking & Security (previously named 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 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 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.
MTA Network Fundamentals
MTA Server Fundamentals
MTA Security Fundamentals
OSHA/CareerSafe 10-Hour Certification
Optional: A+, Network +, Security +
Program Requirements/Costs (approximate):
Please use the Order Supplies link for the approximate costs of the Textbooks, Tools & Supplies, and Uniforms for this program.
Industry Certification testing fees - $300*
* BCTC will pay for one pair of safety glasses (if required) and may assist with payment for the testing fees or core certification tests (first time only). Additional safety glasses and testing fees must be paid by the student.
College Advanced Credits:
COMPUTER SYSTEMS NETWORKING AND SECURITY First Level Students
by Michael Meyers Year Published: 2016
Approximate Cost - New: $50.00
COMPUTER SYSTEMS NETWORKING AND SECURITY Second Level Students
by Michael Palmer Year Published: 2016
Approximate Cost - New: $130.00 to Gently Used: $100.00
COMPUTER SYSTEMS NETWORKING AND SECURITY Third Level Students
by Mark Ciampa Year Published:
Approximate Cost - New: $175.00 to Gently Used: $113.00