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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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Intro to PC Applications

Credits:
5
Meeting Time

Q1: Monday - Friday, 12:45 - 2:15

Course Description

This course introduces computer concepts and components  as well as application-suite software and the Internet. Includes descriptions of and hands-on experiences with word processing  spreadsheets  databases  operating environments and other common PC application packages.

Graduation Requirement

Networking 1: Network+

Credits:
5
Meeting Time

Q4: Monday - Friday, 12:45 - 2:15

Course Description

This course will expand upon Q3's introduction to Networking by providing students with the knowledge necessary to understand, identify and perform necessary tasks involved in supporting a network. Covers the vendor-independent networking skills and concepts that affect all aspects of networking, such as installing and configuring the TCP/IP. This course also prepares students for the Networking II: Network + course.

Graduation Requirement

Networking A

Credits:
5
Meeting Time

Q3: Monday - Friday, 12:45 - 2:15

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.