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Computer Network Academy I

Computer Network Academy - Year 1

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

Recommended Prerequisites: Algebra I/II with a C or better, 2.5 GPA, Great Attendance is Required, 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 Certified Network Associate (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 an optional 3-week non-paid field experience in a related PC/Networking career field (usually December). They will be eligible for Early Placement during second semester starting in January if they meet all qualifications to begin gaining valuable work experience.

The emphasis in this course is 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

Personal Characteristics

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.
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CompTIA A+ Hardware 220-1101 (Semesters 1 & 2)
CCNA Introduction to Networking CCNA1 (Semesters 1 & 2)

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  • One 3" binder for holding notes, lab sheets, and handouts. One for each year (Will be supplied by CVCC if student doesn't bring in).
  • Spiral notebook or binder paper to keep notes.
  • Pens and pencils
Computer & Home Internet Access Required
Cisco IT Essentials and CCNA Curriculum:, requires student login. Full access to the curriculum is available online with a gradebook recording all Cisco chapter exams, labs, and final exam scores. Packet Tracer software must be installed on home computer to perform homework lab assignments.
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