Computer & Networking Technology

  • Program Description

    What excites you more—just knowing how to use a computer or possessing the skills that will shape the future of computer technology? If you’re intrigued by both the inner workings of computers and the boundless power of networking systems, Bristol-Plymouth’s CNT Program can help you develop a thorough understanding of computers and networking. Your abstract and mechanical reasoning ability will be enhanced while enjoying your workstation and taking advantage of Bristol-Plymouth’s state-of-the-art computer networking lab, including wired and wireless networking and Internet technologies employing the latest Microsoft and Cisco products and technologies. You’ll be able to acquire certifications such as CompTIA’s A+, Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), and Cisco Certified Entry-level Network Technician, along with your OSHA 10 card. Through our Tech Prep Program, you can earn college credit for work completed at Bristol-Plymouth. Upon graduating from the CNT program, you’ll have attained the sought-after expertise required to select from a virtually infinite number of gratifying career paths and look forward to an influential career in this limitless industry.

     

    Awards / Certifications 2023/24

    Nicholas Just - Device Configuration & Management

    Jacob Brosnan - Device Configuration & Management

    Olivia Ceven - Device Configuration & Management

    Tristan Marcotte - Device Configuration & Management

    Daniel Chaves - Device Configuration & Management

     

     

    Class Links

    Mr. Wallace's Resource Page

    Google Classroom                                  

    G-Metrix                                                        

    Cisco                                                             Clever

    E-Hall Pass

    Class Rules / Expectations                         Grade 9 & 10 Grading Policy

    SkillsUSA My Career Essentials                  Practice-Labs

Curriculum

  • Instructed Areas

    • Installation, Configuration, Upgrading of Hardware and Software
    • Preventive  Maintenance
    • Computer Hardware
    • Basic Networking
    • Diagnosing and Troubleshooting
    • Computer Science Principles and Programming

    Program of Study

    Freshman Year: Introduction to IoT, Hardware, and Software installation and management through Cisco Academy IT Essentials. In addition, Introduction to Programming through our AP Computer Science Principles course and HTML. Microbit programming. 

    Sophomore Year: PC Building and Maintenance through IT Essentials (Cont.), AP Computer Science Principles (Cont.), Cabling, Customer Service/Help Desk. Raspberry Pi programming, Career Readiness by SkillsUSA.

     

    Certifications Offered: Students can choose from a variety of certifications including OSHA 10, Microsoft Technical Associate (MTA) in operating systems, networking fundamentals, security, server, programming (python, java, and block-based), CompTIA A+, Network+, Linux+, and Security+; Cisco Academy advanced courses (CCNA).

    Career Opportunities

    • Telecommunications Installer
    • Service & Repair Technician
    • Computer & Network Support Specialist
    • Programmer
    • Network Administrator
    • Security Specialist
    • Network Architect
    • Systems Software Developer
    • Computer Information Research