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Networking & Cybersecurity

Prepare to enter a competitive, emerging field with a variety of unique and highly valued real world opportunities. 

Learners in the Networking and Cybersecurity Pathway will complete challenging hands-on tasks that will prepare them for careers in an evolving industry. Learners will diagnose security risks, manage networks, and delve into the world of ethical hacking. The ability to earn multiple industry valued certifications will enable learners to compete for attractive positions within the field. 

After developing their skills and mindsets, learners will have the opportunity to intern with professional information technology services to further apply their skills in the real world.

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Computer Systems A & B

Credits:
10
Meeting Time

Q1 & Q2: 9:15 - 10:45

Course Description

Computer Systems is an intermediate course designed to prepare students with work-related skills and aligned certification in the information technology industry. Content provides students the opportunity to acquire knowledge in both theory and practical applications pertaining to hardware, operating systems, safe mode, command prompt, security, networking, printers, peripheral devices, laptops, mobile devices, troubleshooting, and customer service management. Upon completion of the course, proficient students will have acquired skills and knowledge to install, configure, and maintain computer systems. Students who are proficient in this course will be eligible to pursue the IT industry-standard credential, CompTIA's A+ certification.

Graduation Requirement

Networking A & B

Credits:
10
Meeting Time

Q3 & Q4: 9:15 - 10:45

Course Description

Networking is an advanced course designed to emphasize the conceptual and practical skills necessary to design, manage, and diagnose network hardware and software. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will identify types of networks, understand the layers of the open systems interconnection (OSI) model, prevent security risks, and apply troubleshooting theory to the successful execution of networking tasks. Course content covers transmission control protocol, internet protocol, wired and wireless topologies, switching and routing, network hardware, wireless networking, and network operating systems (NOS). Upon completion of this course, proficient students will be prepared to sit for the CompTIA Network+ exam.

Graduation Requirement

PSD Helpdesk Micro-Internship

Meeting Time

Variable credit depending on number of hours worked.

Course Description

Working closely with district I.T. staff, learners will apply their I.T. networking skills in schools and other district facilities. Learners will have opportunities to work directly with clients, as well as behind-the-scenes work.

Prerequisites

None.

Futures Lab Seminar

Credits:
5
Meeting Time

Q1 & Q3 - 10:45 - 12:15, 2:15 - 3:45

Course Description

Come get unschooled. Let your curiosity and imagination guide your learning journey as you develop skills and mindsets necessary to build a better world.

Through engaging, relevant, and authentic projects, students will hone workforce readiness and professional skills, by working on dynamic and collaborative teams. Entrepreneurship and literacy are integrated through examination of personal strengths and areas of growth via investigation into the topics of resilience, self-awareness, and communication. These areas have been identified through collaboration with industry partners and higher education professionals.  This course will provide 5 credits toward the Language Arts graduation requirement

This is a semester long course that will allow students to integrate literacy, entrepreneurship, and essential professional skills. Students will engage in units that will explore self-awareness, communication, and resilience throughout the course.  Within each of these units students will have the opportunity to analyze and create written pieces reflective of topics relevant to them.

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Graduation Requirement
Prerequisites

None.