•  Business & Information Technology Cluster 

     IT Networking

  • Instructor:  Christopher Nappi  |   East Campus

    The IT NETWORKING program is also offered through the Technical Academy for high achieving students.  The Technical Academy is a partnership between the Berks Career & Technology Center, Reading Area Community College, and Bloomsburg University.

    The Technical Academy provides college-bound students with the opportunity to develop advanced technical skills and earn college credit toward an associate and/or bachelor’s degree while still in high school.  Students with high academic achievement may qualify for this program and earn up to 27 college credits while still in high school.

    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.

  • Another Step to Your Success!
    Complete Your Bachelor’s Degree on the RACC Campus

    Bachelor of Applied Science in Technical Leadership  

    • Earn a bachelor’s degree from Bloomsburg University by taking classes at the RACC campus at a fraction of the cost of other 4-year degree programs.
    • BCTC & RMCTC Technical Academy students may dual enroll during their sophomore, junior & senior years, complete an Associate degree at RACC, then transfer seamlessly into Bloomsburg University’s Technical Leadership B.A.S degree program with admission as a college junior.
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  • THE TECHNICAL ACADEMY PROVIDES:

    • Networking students may complete 6 college courses at BCTC, earning up to 18 college credits tuition free! Students will be expected to purchase textbooks and all other course materials.
    • In the 3rd year of the program, students may take an additional 3 courses on the RACC Campus, earning up to an additional 9 college credits while in high school. Tuition for the final courses taken on the RACC Campus (while students are still in high school) may be subsidized by BCTC and is dependent on state and federal funding.
    • All credits earned will appear as completed courses on a college transcript establishing the transferability of these courses.
  • Entrance Requirements

    • Students must be in Grades 10 or 11 to begin a program in the Technical Academy.
    • 3.0 overall GPA *
    • Math Proficiency
    • Reading Proficiency
    • To remain in the program,students must complete a college prep academic sequence
      throughout high school.
    • Signed Letter of Understanding to attend RACC to earn an associate degree.
    • Students transitioning to RACC after graduation and completion of the Technical Academy
      courses will be required to complete RACC's placement assessment.  SAT, ACT, and AP scores may be evaluated to determine the need to take RACC's placement assessment.

      With special permission a student may be accepted on a provisional basis with a 2.5 GPA or higher. 
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    COURSE OF STUDY WHILE IN HIGH SCHOOL TO EARN CREDITS TOWARD A:

    Computer Technology Degree

    (BCTC’s IT Networking Students)

    The following courses are part of RACC’s Computer Technology program of study. The courses students may take at RACC in the 12th grade are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    IFT 100 Introduction to Information Technology - 3 credits
    IFT 110 Microcomputer Applications - 3 credits
    NET 100 Computer Networking - 3 credits
    NET 106 Installation and Maintenance of PCs I - 3 credits
    NET 120 Server Administration - 3 credits
    NET 206 Installation and Maintenance of PCs II - 3 credits
    ORI 103 College Success Strategies - 3 credits*
    MGT 215 Human Relations in Business - 3 credits*
    IFT 120 Advanced Microcomputer Applications - 3 credits*

    Total Credit Hours Available for HS Students 27 credits

    Please see the Technical Academy Brochure for additional information.

COMPUTER SYSTEMS NETWORKING AND SECURITY First Level Students

COMPUTER SYSTEMS NETWORKING AND SECURITY Second Level Students

  • TestOut Network Pro

    by TestOut Year Published: 2019

    TestOut Network Pro

    ISBN: 978-1-935080-43-5 

     

    NOTE: students must get the voucher code and bring it to school.  Do NOT sign up on TestOut for a course on your own.

    To purchase a TestOut course, enter the following Price Code:  12-381AX

     

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  • TestOut Server Pro 2016: Install and Storage

    by TestOut Year Published: 2019

    TestOut Server Pro 2016: Install and Storage

    ISBN: 978-1-935080-65-7

    *To be purchased mid-year 

    NOTE: students must get the voucher code and bring it to school.  Do NOT sign up on TestOut for a course on your own.

    To purchase a TestOut course, enter the following Price Code:  12-381AX

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COMPUTER SYSTEMS NETWORKING AND SECURITY Third Level Students