“We teach the skills needed to make computers and networks talk to one another so that data is quickly accessed by those who are permitted to have access and to deny those who do not.”
- Mr. Underwood
- Study computer networking devices, design, operating systems, software applications, web technology, and network security
- Gain experience designing and creating a computer network
- Potential to earn your associate's degree from Sinclair Community College while still in high school
- Potential to earn college credit and a Tech Prep scholarship to Sinclair Community College
The MVCTC Computer Network Engineering Tech Prep program (CCNA certification) is a Cisco Academy program that prepares students not only for college, but also for the workforce. It gives students hands-on experience and the knowledge to troubleshoot computer-networking problems. Students learn everything from making cables, to how the World Wide Web (internet) works. We have the latest industry technology to support the curriculum.
In the Computer Network Engineering Tech Prep, lab students design a computer network. They make the cables to connect the computers and networking devices, and put an operating system on the computers. They also learn to configure the switches, wired routers, and wireless routers. Setting up the computers and all of the network devices includes setting the security features to make sure that only those who have permission have access to information on the network. The network is then tested to make sure it works as planned. If not, the students troubleshoot the network and make corrections.
The MVCTC Students who graduate from the Computer Network Engineering Tech Prep program are employed as computer network technicians or computer repair technicians. Many of these students continue their education while working. Approximately 90% of the graduating students go on to college.
An agreement with Sinclair Community College allows the students to earn up to 27 semester hours in the MVCTC lab. Students also have the opportunity to earn an Associate Degree in Computer Network Engineering from Sinclair by taking Dual Enrollment Classes their senior year and completing seven online classes with Sinclair Community College while attending MVCTC.
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