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IT: Networking

The table below shows  a progression of courses through the IT: Networking pathway. Students who work through this progression are considered concentrators in the pathway. The list on the left displays the entire list of offerings available.

 

Courses

Grade Level

Courses

Grade Level

Computer Applications

9

Networking Workplace Experience

11, 12

IT Essentials: PC Hardware & Software

10, 11, 12

Router Basics

12

Networking Systems 11, 12    


Who should take IT: Networking classes?

Students who have an interest in learning how to troubleshoot computer hardware and software, build and configure networking systems and work with technology.

What competition opportunities are available?

Business Professionals of America offers many IT competition events where students compete in individual events, paper/pencil tests, team and individual presentations. BPA students participate in many school and community service projects including work with the Harvey County Special Olympics.

Are there other benefits to me in the IT: Networking pathway?

YES! Students in the IT: Networking pathway can take take their A+ Certification after completing the IT Essentials course and take become CNET certified after completing the pathway. Students will also earn 6 hours of college credit through HCC free of charge for taking the Networking Systems and Router Basics classes.

What careers are available and how much money can I make?

Below is a list of a few career choices in Networking.

Career Specialty

U.S. Salary Median

Education Requirements

Computer User Support Specialist

$41,300

Associates degree

Computer & Information Systems Manager

$98,620

4-year degree

Computer Network Architect

$81,040

4-year degree

Computer Science college instructor

$62,640

Advanced degree

*Career information found at www.kansascareerpipeline.org

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Contact Information

 

Tyler Swalley

IT: Networking Instructor

(316) 284-6280, ext. 2139

tyler.swalley@usd373.org