Computer Systems Networking & Security

  • Location: East Campus (Oley)
    Instructor: Christopher Nappi
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    CIP Code: 11.0901

  • Computer Systems Networking & Security is also a Technical Academy Program.
                                                                                            

Program Entrance Recommendations:

  • Reading at grade level
    Algebra I or Geometry
    Problem solving/troubleshooting skills
    Ability to work independently and in a team
    Hand-eye coordination
    Mechanical aptitude

Career Pathways

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

    Chief Information Officer
    MIS Manager
    Network Engineer
    Teledata Communications Engineer

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    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.   

    Industry Certifications:

    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

COMPUTER SYSTEMS NETWORKING AND SECURITY Second Level Students

COMPUTER SYSTEMS NETWORKING AND SECURITY Third Level Students