High School Juniors/Seniors and Adults
Two-year Program, 2.5 credits per year, 2.5-hours per day
Tech Prep Program-Articulations with Cuyahoga Community College and University of Akron
Tech Prep qualifications for earning CCC college credit: Algebra II, 95% Attendance, overall 2.0 GPA and 2.75 GPA in program area.
Recommended Prerequisites: Algebra I/II with a C or better, 2.5 GPA, Great Attendance, Windows Proficient, Keyboarding Proficient/35 words per minute.
This two-year program covers Information Technology training for careers in Network and PC support encompassing several industry driven certifications: CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, and Cisco Systems CCENT/CCNA. Culminating semester exams will include both an objective final exam along with hands-on skills assessments to demonstrate proficiency.
During the first semester of the senior year, students will participate in a 3-week non-paid field experience in a related PC/Networking career field. They will be eligible for Early Placement during second semester if they meet all qualifications to begin gaining valuable work experience.
The emphasis in this course is on students earning certifications that lead to college credits and high-paying employment. There are jobs available for certified students. especially for those who have demonstrated the motivation and effort to pass certification exams. Over 90% of our students continue IT studies in college with credits earned at CVCC, about 5% join military in IT occupation area, and about 5% directly enter the workforce.
Entry- level PC Technician, Network Technician, Network Administrator, Help Desk Specialist, Desktop Support Specialist
This career is for you if you get along well with people, are accurate, precise, detail-oriented, personable, inquisitive, self-motivated and self-disciplined. You will also need to have good hand-eye coordination, good perceptual skills, need to know how things work, and the ability to concentrate.
The Cisco Academy offers in-depth theory, challenging labs, and a detailed overview of protocol operations. It is designed for students with advanced problem-solving and analytical skills, such as college candidates in engineering, math, or science, or for working professionals who would like to advance their careers or gain certification.
CompTIA A+ Hardware (Semesters 1 & 2)
CCNA Routing and Switch - Introduction to Networking (Semesters 1 & 2)
Unit 1: Information Technology Basics (Semesters 1 & 2)
Unit 2: PC Operating Systems
Unit 3: Software Systems Management
Unit 4: Computer User Support
Unit 16: Hardware Design Operation & Maintenance
Unit 17: Fundamentals of Electronics Technology
Unit 18: Networking Basics
Unit 19: Network Architectures
Unit 25: Wireless Fundamentals
Unit 26: Telecommunications-Basics
Unit 45: Business Law, Ethics and Legal Issues
Unit 47: Professional Practices
Unit 48 : Basic Business Concepts