Computer Information Technology I
Computer Information Technology I is a comprehensive program covering all knowledge needed to set up, service, and maintain a PC under a DOS/Windows environment. The content allows for maintenance, upgrade, installation, optimization of system configuration, and board level troubleshooting and repair. Students will use diagnostic software and electronic test equipment to troubleshoot computer malfunctions. At the end of this course students should have the necessary skills and knowledge to successfully complete the "A+ Certification Exam," an industrial standard.
Computer Information Technology I is divided into two semesters. The first semester is devoted to computer repair and computer operating systems. Students will learn about the components and architecture of a computer. They will learn the basics of operating systems and how they interrelate to computer hardware. The course is designed around the requirement of the A+ CompTIA certification. The A+ test is the industry wide accepted standard for employment in the computer field.
The second semester is devoted to networking basics. It will teach the industry standards of CAT5 cabling including networking media, topology, and wiring standards. The students will also be introduced to different forms of network operating systems including Windows, Novell, and UNIX/LINUX.
**VWCC Dual Enrollment Option
- 10th-12th grade
- 2 units of Science
- Algebra I
- Geometry recommended
Computer Information Technology II
In Computer Information Technology II, the student will learn to specify, install and maintain local area networks. Protocols of data communication and communication architecture will be studied along with network operating systems. Cabling installation, using both copper and fiber-optic cabling, network cabling techniques, and troubleshooting will be included in the curriculum. At the end of the second year the student should have the necessary skills and knowledge to successfully complete the CISCO Network Administrator Certifying Exam.
Computer Information Technology II is divided into two semesters. During Computer Information Technology II and Computer Information Technology III, students will go through CISCO network academy training. Computer Information Technology II first semester you will learn about the OSI model and its seven layers. They will see how this model is used to set up communication within networks and over the Internet. They will become familiar with the networking devices at each layer. Each one of these layers communicates with the next through the use of networking software and protocols. Students will learn about IP and the numbering system associated with it. They will also learn about routed and routing protocols.
The second semester is devoted to hands-on work with the routers. Students will learn CISCO router commands and how routers are programmed. This is done by the student having hands on access to routers.
*Cooperative Office Education(COE) available
- Computer Information Technology I
- 2 hr. classroom
- 3 (2 hr. classroom + 396 hr. work)
Computer Information Technology III
Computer Information Technology III is divided into two semesters. During the first semester, students will learn how routers communicate through the use of routed protocols. They will also learn how the choice of a routing protocol is used to select paths through the network. Students will also become familiar with the networking segmenting to reduce the traffic flow and allow for greater bandwidth. Switches are introduced at this level as a means for segmenting networks. They will have hands on access to programming switches. Students will begin the process of identifying VLANs.
The second semester is devoted to wide area networks. Students will become familiar with the different services, standards, components, operation, and configuration that are present in wide area networks.
- Computer Information Technology II